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    Your bridge to bigger, better business.

    Providing entrepreneurs, both seasoned and starting out, with opportunities to investment capital, strategic business partnerships and other essential business services needed to cultivate growth.

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    Educational Events

    We love connecting entrepreneurs and investors with educational events ranging from group networking, pitch sessions, and seminars.

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    You’re Not Alone

    The advisory services provided at Venture Connects helps entrepreneurs save time and resources with expert guidance.

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    Get an Edge on the Competition

    VCVetted™ is for those who are serious about taking their business to the next level.


    • 1871 Office Hours and Workshop

      If you have a company in 1871 and are looking for some advice regarding how to obtain investors and raise additional funds, then you are in luck. Our CEO at Venture Connects, RJ Pahura, and our Director of Ventures, Kyle Henry, will be holding offices hours at 1871. These two […]
    • VC Access Event Series

      November 6th, 2014 marked another fantastic VC Access event, next one in this series is scheduled for December 10th. Additionally, beginning in 2015, VC Access will be hosted on the first Wednesday of every month! Thank you to our featured company Silicon Valley Bank and Moe’s Cantina for hosting. First […]
    • Newest Team Member

      Venture Connects is happy to take a moment to welcome our newest team member Michael Donnelly. Michael joins Venture Connects as Director of Strategic Relations, where she will be spearheading our event planning, public relations, and promotions. “I’m very excited to join the Venture Connects team and be a part […]
    • Investing in your Business Recap

      Thank you to everyone who came out to our “Investing in your Business” event at 1871 October 23, 2014. We would also like to give a shout out to Chicago Tribune – Blue Sky Innovation and Polsinelli, both of whom helped us make this unforgettable event such a big success. […]
    • Private Angel Meeting Recap

      Thank you to all of those who attended our recent VCVetted private angel meeting. Also, we would like to acknowledge Polsinelli Law for providing us with a perfect venue and helping us make this event such a great success. If you were not able to attend this event, we heard pitches […]
    • VC Access Recap

      Thank you for everyone who came out to our first Venture Connects Access event October 1, 2014. We would also like to thank our featured company Midland IRA as well as Moe’s Cantina for assisting us in making this even such a success. Wednesday evening was all about creating a […]

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