Web Ascent Events: Chicago
A Mashable-sponsored event led by Kristen Nicole, lead writer
When: June 20th 7pm until
Where: Union Park
228 S. Racine (West Loop)
Chicago, IL 60607
Why You Should Come: Because you get free cocktails and beer from 7pm - 8pm. 1/2 price appetizers, $3 Chocolate Martinis, and $3 Blue Moon all night!
**BUY ONE GET ONE FREE**
Be one of the first 100 people to buy your ticket, and we'll give you a second ticket free. Bring a date or a friend.
....................Joyce Park, a former senior web developer at Friendster, started Renkoo because the founders were spending all their time dealing with email and IM to arrange everyday social events like lunches, coffee dates, and movies. Renkoo is a new social network that paves a better way for connecting with the friends you already have. With $3 million in funding from Matrix Partners, Renkoo launched last fall to rave reviews as an Evite competitor.
Joyce attended the University of Chicago and will be speaking on her experiences in both Chicago and the Valley, and some of the challenges and high points of leading a venture-backed start-up.
About Web Ascent Events:
The web 2.0 technology community is experiencing a lot of growth in Chicago, and we would like to not only recognize this community, but help bridge the gap between Chicago and Silicon Valley and other traditional tech dominated locales, where there is a wealth of knowledge and resources for all things technology-related. The media sponsor for the event is Mashable.com
We expect to have 5-8 start-ups from across the country demo at the event and there will be plenty of networking!