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Sold-Out Chicago Venture Summit Focuses on Logistics Tech

More than 800 venture capitalists & investors, founders, innovators, and corporate executives for a sold-out Chicago Venture Summit Future-of-Logistics, the region’s flagship startup and venture conference, led by World Business Chicago. The two-day conference wrapped up Thursday at 167 Green in the Fulton Market District. 

The World Business Chicago Research Center says the Chicago area has seen an 802% increase in logistics tech growth capital since 2019. The region is home to more than 100 locally headquartered companies in the sector. 

Accordingly, “We’ve expanded the Chicago Venture Summit into a sector-specific series, focused on industries where Chicago has the right to win,” said Mark Tebbe, chair of World Business Chicago’s Innovation and Venture Council.  

In the summit’s opening session, CDL 1000 CEO Andrew Sobko announced Chicago as the home of the company’s new global headquarters. CDL 1000 provides solutions for the daily challenges surrounding over-the-road, drayage-intermodal, and warehousing operations 

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Paul Bubny serves as Senior Content Director for Connect Commercial Real Estate, a role to which he brings 13-plus years’ experience covering the commercial real estate industry and 30-plus years in business-to-business journalism. In this capacity, he oversees daily operations while also reporting on both local/regional markets and national trends, covering individual transactions across all property types, as well as delving into broader subject matter. He produces 15-20 daily news stories per day and works with the Connect team and clients to develop longer-form content, ranging from Q&As to thought-leadership pieces. Prior to joining Connect, Paul was Managing Editor for both Real Estate Forum and GlobeSt.com at American Lawyer Media, where he oversaw operations at both publications while also producing daily news and feature-length articles. His tenure in B2B publishing stretches back into the print era, and he has served as Editor in Chief on four national trade publications. Since 1999, Paul has volunteered as the newsletter editor of passenger rail advocacy groups (one national, one local).

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