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EVENTS

We host events that make an impact by
bringing together members, mentors, and partners.

Upcoming Events
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April 19, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fireside Nights: Gale Wilkinson

Up next on Fireside Nights is Gale Wilkinson! She's on a mission to open access to angel investing for everyone. Gale is the Founder & Managing Partner of VitalizeVC, an early-stage venture fund. She also recently launched VitalizeAngels, a community of angel investors for everyone, both accredited and non-accredited investors. Members can invest as little as $1k.
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April 6, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fireside Nights: Kevin Willer

Whether you know it or not, Kevin is one of the most powerful people in Chicago, full stop. He constantly ranks alongside the Mayor, the Governor, and some of our billionaire power brokers. Chicago currently has 12 tech unicorns, meaning startups valued at $1 Billion or more. Through his fund Chicago Ventures, he's an early investor in at least four of the Chicago unicorns (Cameo, G2, M1, Project44). Back in 2000, he Co-Founded Google's office in Chicago. He spent ten years at Google. He then became a Venture Partner at Pritzker Group, where he and J.B Pritzker collaborated on many Chicago tech initiatives. He was also the founding CEO of 1871.
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March 23, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fireside Nights: Tessa Flippin

Tessa is on a mission to reduce the racial wealth gap, once and for all. She wants to make Black and Latinx folks millionaires/billionaires. Tessa's working towards that mission by investing in early-stage Black and Latinx founders while simultaneously creating access for diverse LPs. She's tackling a $2 Trillion opportunity. This work is not charity.
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March 9, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fireside Nights, Scott Kitun

Scott needs no introduction in the Chicago tech community. He has been doing his part building up the community here for the past decade+ through the Technori events. He has hosted endless big names through his Technori Podcast, including Will Glaser (Pandora founder) and Phil Libin (Evernote founder). Brian Barnes (M1 founder) -- and countless others. It's honestly tough to find a successful Chicago tech company launched over the past ten years that wasn't on the Technori stage at one point or another. Scott is also the co-founder of Songfinch. On-demand music service for consumers. He has big dreams with this company to transform the future of music distribution.
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February 10, 2022, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Fireside Nights: Amanda Lannert

Join this conversation with one of the most respected leaders in Chicago, whether it's in tech or beyond tech. They'll be talking about everything: from how she grew up, the early life lessons that have led her to be where she's at today, the challenges she faced, and where she sees the future of Chicago tech heading.
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10th Annual Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC)
December 2, 2021, 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

10th Annual Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) “Small Business Pitch Throwdown”

In support of its mission to promote the success of small businesses, the Small Business Advocacy Council (SBAC) will host its 10th Annual "Small Business Pitch Throwdown" event on December 2, 2021! This is an incredible opportunity for entrepreneurs to pitch their products or services before a panel of distinguished judges and in front of a LIVE audience, generating awareness in the market and pursuing their company’s continued growth. Applications accepted here: https://forms.gle/3CPcdfbn4b2vExLZ8
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Sales Bootcamp Define, Scale, and Report on Your Sales
October 13, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Sales Bootcamp: Define, Scale, and Report on Your Sales

Scaling a sales process is very different than making a sale. In this session we'll walk through how to define your sales process, how to approach scaling your sales team, and what KPIs can help you spot friction as you grow. Using specific examples, we'll workshop how to use your sales process to provide a better, scalable buying experience for your prospects and customers.
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World Business Chicago Event
September 30, 2021, 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Chicago Venture Summit Happy Hour at Workbox

Celebrate the Chicago Venture Summit with us! You're invited to join fellow attendees and event partners for a socially distant happy hour at the newest Workbox location in River North.
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Workbox Gold Coast Happy Hour
September 23, 2021, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workbox Gold Coast Happy Hour

We will offer you a quick tour and the option to work out of our space for the day. At 3pm we will provide drinks and snacks, and you will have the opportunity to chat with our current members and Workbox staff in a casual setting. Stop by, have a good time, and see what Workbox Gold Coast has to offer!
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Founder's Night Out Event
September 21, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Founder Night Out (Organized by Founder Institute Chicago)

Founder Night Out is a fun, social event where you can meet entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and other members of the startup community. You can also share your business ideas and aspirations with like-minded peers.
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Workbox Opening Happy Hour - River North!
September 9, 2021, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workbox Opening Happy Hour – River North!

This happy hour is to celebrate the soft opening of our River North office. Join us for a socially distant happy hour at our new location. This office is perfect for large teams with expansive suites and room to grow. Attendees will be able to enter into a raffle for special prizes and promotions for memberships.
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Founder's Night Out Event
August 18, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Founder Night Out (Organized by Founder Institute Chicago)

Founder Night Out is a fun, social event where you can meet entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and other members of the startup community. You can also share your business ideas and aspirations with like-minded peers.
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Workbox Happy Hour
August 12, 2021, 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workbox Happy Hour

Celebrate with us! This happy hour is to celebrate the soft opening of our West Loop office. Join us for a socially distant happy hour at our new location. Attendees will be able to enter into a raffle for special prizes and promotions for memberships.
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June 25, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workbox Magnificent Mile Open House

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June 25, 2021, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Workbox Gold Coast Open House

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Founder's Night Out Event
June 16, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Founder Night Out (Organized by Founder Institute Chicago)

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Workbox Strategic Partner Forum Logo
June 16, 2021, 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fireside Chat – A Conversation about Scaling with Sock Club (Moderated by Hubspot)

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Workbox Capital Partner Event Logo
May 20, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

How DEI Is Transforming Venture Capital & Private Equity to Create a More Inclusive Startup Ecosystem

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Founder's Night Out Event
May 13, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Founder Night Out (Organized by Founder Institute Chicago)

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Workbox Mentor Event Logo
May 4, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Developing a Go-to-Market Strategy: Sprint. Test. Pivot. Repeat.

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Ask Me Anything with Carema Consulting
April 27, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask Me Anything with Carema Consulting

Join Kathleen Marcell and Brian Hall with Carema Consulting to get answers to your Customer Success questions!
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April 20, 2021, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Purpose/Strategy Connection: Aligning your Company for Peak Performance

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Founder's Night Out Event
April 15, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Founder Night Out (Organized by Founder Institute Chicago)

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Workbox Strategic Partner Forum Logo
April 14, 2021, 11:00 am - 11:45 am

Learn more about Technoir Solutions

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Mentor Event Enterprise Sales and Onboarding with Ben Schack
March 24, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Enterprise Sales & Onboarding with Workbox Mentor, Ben Schack

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Capital Event High Street Capital
March 23, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Leveraging Private Equity for Growth with High Street Capital

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Founder's Night Out Event
March 18, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Founder Night Out (Organized by Founder Institute Chicago)

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March 9, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Prioritizing Finances For Startups – During Tax Season & Beyond

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Josh Meyer, Got IT Digital
February 25, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask Me Anything with Josh Meyer of Got IT Digital

Join Josh Meyer from Got IT Digital to get answers for all of your digital marketing questions!
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Ask Me Anything with Carema Consulting
February 23, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ask Me Anything with Carema Consulting

Join Kathleen Marcell and Brian Hall with Carema Consulting to get answers to your Customer Success questions!
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Workbox, Gamerjibe, Founder Night Out Event
February 18, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workbox, Gamerjibe, Founder Night Out Event

Founder Night Out is a fun, social event where you can meet entrepreneurs, investors, service providers, and other members of the startup community. You can also share your business ideas and aspirations with like-minded peers. All you need is a web browser to attend.
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Legal Considerations for Startups
February 10, 2021, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Legal Considerations for Startups (from a Founder & Attorney’s Perspectives)

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Tax Issues Facing Startups with Baker Tilly
January 27, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tax Issues Facing Startups with Baker Tilly

Start-ups often face varying tax issues that they may not be aware of until a buyer or governmental agency raises them.
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Mentor Event with Carema Consulting
January 26, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Establishing an Onboarding Plan for a Compelling Year 1 Customer Experience

Developing great Customer Success - as an order of business second only to building a great product - leads to a higher Series A company valuation and faster realization of product/market fit.
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Workbox, Gamerjibe, Founder Night Out Event
January 13, 2021, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workbox, Gamerjibe, Founder Night Out Event – Startup Showcase

Virtual Networking Event - Founder Institute is hosting an event with Workbox and Gamerjibe. See you there!
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Workbox, Gamerjibe, Founder Night Out Event
November 19, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Workbox, Gamerjibe, Founder Night Out Event – November Virtual Happy Hour

Virtual Networking Event - Founder Institute is hosting an event with Workbox and Gamerjibe. See you there!
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Founder Night Out - Virtual Series - Founder Institute
September 23, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Founder Night Out – Virtual Series

Virtual Networking Event - Founder Institute is hosting an event with Workbox and Gamerjibe. Get your avatar out to meet entrepreneurs, tech startups and potential investors.
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Technori Podcast: Evolution of Startup Incubation and Coworking
August 25, 2020, 10:00 am - 10:30 am

Technori Podcast: Evolution of Startup Incubation and Coworking

Technori Podcast - Evolution of Startup Incubation and Coworking. John Wallace, CEO & Co-Founder of Workbox speaks to Scott Kitun at Technori about Workbox and how it is helping startups in COVID.
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Workbox sponsors virtual networking event with Gamerjibe
August 25, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Workbox sponsors virtual networking event with Gamerjibe

Virtual Networking Event - Meet Startups and Investors from the comfort of your home. Don't forget to put on a fancy hat!
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VentureSCALE: Building a foundation for sales in 2020 (Virtual Event)
August 11, 2020, 10:00 am - 11:30 am

VentureSCALE: Building a foundation for sales in 2020 (Virtual Event)

Since 2017, VentureSCALE has been the first and only accelerator that's 100% focused on helping B2B startups build sales & revenue engines. To celebrate, VentureSCALE is hosting an event featuring some amazing thought leadership and a rockstar panel.
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July 28, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Founder Night Out (Part 3) – Technology provided by Gamerjibe

Virtual Founder Night Out. The online event will feature an interactive 3D environment where you can control your avatar to explore the venue, network with participants, and exchange contact info.
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July 9, 2020, 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

HPVP Virtual Startup Discussion

Jackie and Guy from Hyde Park Venture Partners will share their view of the reopening funding environment: what entrepreneurs are doing differently to cut through the noise of virtual meetings, how valuations are evolving and how the fundraising strategies for Midwest companies need to adjust.
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June 30, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Virtual Founder Night Out – Technology provided by Gamerjibe

Virtual Founder Night Out. The online event will feature an interactive 3D environment where you can control your avatar to explore the venue, network with participants, and exchange contact info.
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June 24, 2020, 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Chicago Inno: Future of Work

Chicago tech leaders discuss how they’re approaching work for the rest of 2020 and beyond as we emerge from the COVID-19 crisis.
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June 2, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Re-Emerging from COVID-19

Virtual panel discussion focused on safely and productively transitioning to "the new normal" as operators make plans to return to work safely. Moderated by Betsy Zieger (CEO of 1871).
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April 28, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Coffee, Capital & COVID-19 (III/III)

What's next for the Chicago startup economy. Moderated by Todd Connor (Bunker Labs) with Todd Ewers (Signature Bank), Abin Kuriakose (Chicago NEXT), & Brandi Bridges (P33 Chicago)
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April 22, 2020, 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Gamerjibe: Virtual Networking Happy Hour Event

The online event will feature an interactive 3D environment where you can control your avatar to explore the venue, network with participants, and exchange contact info from the comfort of your home.
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April 14, 2020, 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Coffee, Capital & COVID-19 (II/III)

Accesses capital in the current COVID-19 environment. Moderated by Tony Wilkins (Standing Oak Venture Partners) with Panelist Samara Mejia Hernandez (Chingona Ventures) & Greg Barnes (HPVP)
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February 26, 2020, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Workbox Sponsors Table at Innovators Guidance to Chicago

Chicago's innovation ecosystem is on the rise, thanks to the ever-growing network of corporations, startups, investors, universities, non-profits and the government collaborating to take Chicago to the next tier as a global hub of innovation.
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January 29, 2020, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Dream Exchange: Successful Capital Raise Secrets

What you should know BEFORE speaking with investors.
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January 23, 2020, 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Workbox Attends: Chicago Inno: Startups to Watch 2020

State of Innovation meet-up, which will feature a showcase of startups from the 2020 'Startups to Watch' list.
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November 19, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Founder Night Out: Network with Chicago Entrepreneurs

The event is sponsored by Founder Institute Chicago, Workbox, and Grey. Founder Institute is the world's largest pre-seed startup accelerator and has been operating in Chicago for the past 8 years.
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November 12, 2019, 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Workbox Attends: EO: Celebration of Entrepreneurship

Celebrate the city's best and brightest entrepreneurs at Moonlight Studios in the West Loop!
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September 26, 2019, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Driving Value in a Downturn

On the night of Thursday September 26th we are going to meet-up to network and to learn more about how to "Drive Value in the Downturn" during the expert panel discussion.
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September 13, 2019, 8:30 am - 10:30 am

FemCity Chicago: Local and Online Community for all Women

Five secrets to transform your business to a 100k profit center.
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August 27, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Voice of Blockchain

Come find out about blockchain in business, bitcoin and cryptocurrency, and the social impact this technology will have on society.
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August 23, 2019, 9:00 am - 9:30 am

Workbox CEO/Co-Founder on Bootstrapping in America

John Wallace, CEO of Workbox discusses business strategy with Tastytrade's Kristi Ross. A very different model than conventional coworking.
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July 29, 2019, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Chicago Founder Night Out

Founder Night Out at Workbox! Founder Night Out is a fun, social event where you can meet local entrepreneurs and technology CEOs.
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June 20, 2019, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Workbox Grand Opening

If you're an entrepreneur, founder, freelancer, or coworking space connoisseur, we have a new concept for you.
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