Building Chicago to be the Blockchain Capital of the World
Chicago Blockchain Project (“CBP”) is a community of 3,000, nominated for a Chicago Innovation Award and the producer of Voice of Blockchain.
We are building an infrastructure for the city of Chicago connecting BUILDERS with RESOURCES and INVESTORS.
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CHICAGO BLOCKCHAIN PROJECT
STARTUPS, ENTREPRENEURS, AND ARTISTS
Companies building with blockchain. These startup companies need access to information about investors and trustworthy referrals to professional service providers. We help them with ideation and creation as well as creating effective processes and systems to be successful.
Service providers who contribute value through coaching and education in our professional learning community. Our resource partners understand the needs of a growing company and offer their time to coach startups as a way of introducing themselves.
Investors contribute to our community by adding capital to support growth and liquidity. Each has their own individual preferences as to the stage of a company, the products they support, and amounts invested.
The way we interact with the world is designed to fight the evils that antiquated social norms have presented us as well as challenge the future to be as full of opportunity as we all dreamed it would be. It is a philosophy, a new structure that creates value for willing, active contributors. We seek sustainability in the promotion of user-owned companies.
WHAT WE DO
We take people with unique skills and tools and network them with people who have progressive, marketable ideas. We connect BUILDERS to the RESOURCES required to turn their possibilities into probabilities.
WHO WE WANT
We want the guy who develops a stainless steel, DIY cryptocurrency wallet backup device to find the market that will help him grow his business. We want the artist with graphic design skills who is influenced by the changing technological environment to find unique ways to contribute to the space. We want the guy creating tokens for educational programs that reduce the cost of secondary education to develop the code required to make this possible. We want the dreamers and builders.
WHO WE ARE
We are of the opinion that value will create authenticity, that how seriously you are taken will be determined by how much you contribute and not the other way around. Our team comes from a large subset of backgrounds, from fintech to poker players, to non-profit management, to graphic design and English degrees, to the bar/restaurant industry, as a group we have an illustrious tapestry of experience. We are financial advisers, we are marketing strategists, we are public speakers, we are coders, we are truck drivers, we are veterans, we are students, and we are educators.
“The Chicago Blockchain Project has been instrumental in Ryu Coin’s success due to its ability to make pivotal connections and put the right people in the room. They take a bottoms-up focus on building a smart ecosystem centered around social good and decentralization. From taking a deep dive into the specifics of our product to introductions to investors, advisors and legal counsel, every part of our business has been impacted by our relationship.
Contributing to their success is their location — the growing tech hub that is Chicago. Year after year Chicago ranks as the number one site for corporate relocations in the United States and has been recognized by Deloitte and the Global FinTech Hubs Federation as among the top five global fintech hubs.”
– Ross Krassner, CEO of Ryucoin
WE ARE COLLABORATORS
JOIN OUR COMMUNITY
Chicago has a robust and inclusive blockchain community. We have a Meetup community to meet people irl, a weekly newsletter, and the Chitown Crypto chatroom on Telegram.
Join our meetup to find out about all the events and workshops including once a month intro to blockchain events.
We actively participate in the Chitown Crypto Telegram chat room with over 600 builders from Chicago.
Our GitHub is the place for developers to contribute and see what we are working to #BUIDL
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