July’s top events on our calendars


Startup Bootcamp: Building Buzz Hosted by Leroy Pinto & the SU Bootcamp Team
When: Wed., July 10, 7 – 9 p.m.
Where: Next Door Chicago, 649 W. Diversey Pkwy.
RSVP: https://www.nextdoorchi.com/web/guest/nd-classes

Why you should go:
Learn how to build your company’s buzz using PR and promo efforts without spending a dime.

What’s Next Door Chicago?
Next Door Chicago is a community café created by State Farm. It was created with the idea of becoming a local hangout spot where people can also come for free finance and insurance advice. This colorful space provides tons free classes from morning yoga to checkbook balancing.


Talks @ 1871: Founders Stories with Jai Shekhawat
When: Thurs., July 11,  6 – 8 p.m.
Where: 1871 Auditorium, 22 Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212
Registration: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7127298943

Why you should go:
Get inspired by others in the startup industry as they share their success stories over beer and pizza. This month Jai Shekhawat, of Fieldglass, will be sharing his story.

What is Founders Stories?
Founders Stories is a monthly series where local company founders share their success stories.


In’s and Out’s of Email Marketing for Business
When: Mon., July 15, 6-9 p.m.
Where: Chopin Theatre, 1543 W. Division St.
Tickets: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/7227193731/es2/?rank=1

Why you should go: Learn from Orbit Media Studios Co-founder & Strategic Director Andy Crestodina and Lightspan Digital President Mana Ionescu as they teach you how to develop an email marketing strategy for your business.

What’s Entrepreneurs Unpluggd?
Entrepreneurs Unpluggd is an event series targeted to create an intimate environment where entrepreneurs can learn from experiences, as well as network with others.


CreativeMornings with Chris Eichenseer
Fri., July 26, 8:30-10 a.m.
Where: Braintree, 111 N. Canal St.
Registration: http://chriseichenseer.eventbrite.com/

Why you should go:
Mingle with other designers in the biz and learn more about Chris Eichenseer’s career. Eichenseer is the Founder and Creative Director of Someoddpilot, a branding agency that has worked with companies such as Pitchfork, Tutoring Chicago and Merrell. Eichenseer’s work can be seen on more than four dozen album covers.

What is CreativeMornings?
CreativeMornings is a morning lecture series with top players in the design world hosted at some of the most fascinating agency spaces in Chicago.


Technori Pitch
Tues., July 30, 7 p.m.
Chase Auditorium, 10 S. Dearborn St.
Tickets: http://technori.com/pitch/

Why you should go: 
Learn about the latest startups and meet others in the startup industry. Also, the opening keynote speakers are always edge-of-your-seat inspiring.

What’s Technori?
Technori is an online hub for the entrepreneur community, providing curated content and monthly events aimed at bringing people together to spark fresh ideas.