Our Mission Connect Educate Promote The digital community in Chicago
The Digital Community Companies and divisions of companies focused on using web and mobile platforms to build their business. Sears, Walgreens, Crate & Barrel, United, Hyatt, Morningstar, Tribune, Orbitz, CareerBuilder, Classified Ventures, Groupon and hundreds of smaller start ups Largely digital media, eCommerce and SaaS And service providers that enable them: agencies, recruiters, consultants, attorneys, finance etc.
The People CEOs, Founders and Entrepreneurs Engineers, Developers, Software Architects Designers, Creative Directors, Usability Experts Online Marketers and Media Buyers Sales professionals Venture Capital Investors Universities – students, faculty and administrators
Results thus far 1,950 registered members 200+ founders/ceos 100+ developers/engineers 100+ students 26,000+ visits from 10,000+ unique visitors 4,000+ visits from outside Chicago 14,000+ visits from the city of Chicago Evanston, Lincolnwood, Naperville, Desplaines and Wilmette, Northbrook, Wheaton, Elmhurst and Oak Park 162,000+ pages viewed 31 active events, 255 blog posts, 38 discussion forums, 43 active groups, 68 uploaded videos
Our 2011 Plans Kick off event on March 11th Expect to have 150,000+ visitors to the site this year Will likely pass 10,000 members. Encouraging groups to have regular meetings Launching a Built In Chicago Badge Developing a Built In Chicago promotional video Fielding a survey of the community Compiling data on employment, growth, investments etc
How can you help? Contribute content. Company description Thought piece Practical advice, best practices Host a group event Co-host our kick off event Help us collect data about the community