For one week, July 22-29, 2011, the world of technology will take over Chicago in celebration of a new tech epicenter unique among major cities. TechWeek will transform the city into an incubator of ideas, opportunities, partnerships and creative expressions to connect the latest web and mobile technologies with thousands of Chicago business, academic, community and media professionals- all in one week.
Rapleaf is excited to host a HackerLounge, an 80 x 20 lounge area open for participants partaking in TechWeek Projects, where 100s of coders, designers, and entrepreneurs will connect, innovate and work on developing new tech projects and ideas. The lounge will be open the weekend of July 22nd through July 25th and the winning project (with prizes!) will be awarded that Monday during midVenturesLAUNCH early-stage startup day.
TechWeek is the largest technology and innovation conference in the Midwest, organizing representatives from over 500 web, mobile, and tech companies from across the country. TechWeek lets you connect with over 2000 tech entrepreneurs, visionaries, business managers, investors, and community leaders including keynotes and speakers as Craig Newmark, founder of Craigslist, Aneesh Chopra, CTO of the United States, and Jason Fried, founder of 37Signals. Dozens of independent events will be occurring all around the city of Chicago, giving you an opportunity to mix with the tech, business, and media people who are building the next Google or Groupon.
Planning on attending TechWeek? Let us know!