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Hey Chicago! This is Lauren from Sugar & Spice lifestyle blog here to fill you in on the biggest tech news in the Midwest, which is coming to you in the form of “Techweek Chicago”, presented by Motorola.  This annual event, which is also held in New York and Los Angeles, makes it’s way to the Chicago’s Merchandise Mart June 27th-June 29th for a jam-packed schedule of exciting speakers, exhibits, demos, and some can’t miss parties! If you are a lover of all things tech, then you will not want to miss this exclusive experience that will allow you to mingle with and learn from tons of movers and shakers in the industry. These three awesome days will feature the latest and greatest tech trends, cool start ups that are gaining momentum, and endless networking possibilities.

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If you want in on the action, then you’ll need to purchase a “badge”.   There are different price points available, but the best deal is the $30 badge. With this badge you will gain entrance into three huge parts of the event: Expo, Launch, and the Hiring Fair. The Expo will happen daily (12pm-6pm) and will include over 150 exhibitors and scheduled events, as well as daily happy hours at Bar Techweek.  Some of the exhibitors include: Walker Sands Communications, Wunderland, Chicago Tribune,, American Express, and many more!  Whether you are into fashion, finance, wellness, or global endeavors, there will be something at Techweek to spark your interest. Your ticket will also give you a front row seat to Launch, as over 70 start- ups go head to head with their brilliant business plans in front of a panel of venture capitalists. The company with the best idea will win $100,000 in cash and prizes.  Lastly, if you are in the IT/Software Engineering biz and are looking to make connections, the Hiring Fair is the place for you. This portion of Techweek will work to match talented people with the right jobs.

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Don’t make the mistake of thinking that Techweek is all work and no play. This packed weekend will include plenty of opportunities for socializing with the brightest minds in the tech business. A few of the highlights include: A Kickoff Party at American Junkie on 6/24, a party at The Onion Headquarters on 6/28, a night of class and cocktails at Studio Paris hosted by Cheeky Chicago on 6/29, and the first annual Fashion Show featuring local designers on 6/29 at the W Hotel.  First get your exclusive badge, then come and mingle with some of technology’s finest! Who knows, you may even meet the next Mark Zuckerberg. For more information and a full schedule of events, head to

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