MARCH 14, 2016
12pm – 8pm
Join us for ChicagoMade food, drink, products & conversation

Downtown Burgers
503 E Cesar Chavez St,
Austin, TX



Community Disruption For The Better

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Technology is disrupting the way communities form; opening doors for individuals businesses to connect with the world in powerful new ways. Come network with some key Chicago leaders who’ve played a role in the connection of more Chicagoans to the digital economy. Enjoy free burgers and Chicago beer at this invite-only event.


Incubators. Impact. Ecosystem.

Event co-hosts include:
  • Emile Cambry, Founder & CEO, BLUE1647 (tech & entrepreneurship incubator)
  • Scott Fetters, Director, 2112 (creative industries incubator)
  • Terry Howerton, CEO, TechNexus (tech incubator and accelerator network)
  • Kent Nielsen, Co-Founder, Fort Knox Studios (music business complex)
  • Michael Slaby, Head of Mission, Timshel; former Chief Integration and Information Officer, Obama for America

With an average of 275 digital startups launched each year, Chicago’s ecosystem is thriving, and it continues to grow exponentially. This is in part due to the more than 100 incubators, accelerators, and co-working spaces throughout the city. Join us at the ChicagoMade lounge to learn more about this rapidly expanding ecosystem. Enjoy samples of Chicago beer and products while networking with the leadership of some of Chicago’s most prominent incubators.


Chicago & Hamburg Powers Activate

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Hamburg event co-hosts include:

Sister cities since 1994, Chicago and Hamburg are combining powers to activate some cross-Atlantic communication for the first time in Austin on 3/14. Come share a beer with companies, leaders, and artists from both cities at this creative exchange of knowledge and ideas. RSVP & SXSW Badge required.


What Makes a Music Capital

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Chicago is a music capital. It was the launch-pad of jazz, the birthplace of urban blues, gospel, and house music, and its indie rock and hip-hop scenes are exploding. From Wilco to Kanye, Common to Chance, Chicago continually launches rising stars.

Join us to meet some standouts in Chicago’s music and music tech scene. Enjoy burgers, beer, and free Chicago products (while supplies last), while networking with some Chicago musicians and business leaders who have made it big, but still choose to Chicago home.