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Driving Innovation and Growth
Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide, not-for-profit education organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth.  

The Alliance is dedicated to creating global opportunities for Midwest companies and entrepreneurs to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. 

We align and integrate resources throughout the Midwest for sustained economic development and business growth. 

The Alliance is helping to establish the Midwest as a globally-recognized leader in innovation and business growth, and are creating a culture of collaboration between industry, research organizations, venture capital and other business resources. 

Global Midwest Alliance was formed with the support of more than 150+ members of the community from public and private sectors.

Transforming the Midwest into an Internationally Recognized Leader in Innovation and Business Growth 

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Global Midwest Alliance provides Midwest entrepreneurs, firms, government entities and companies with access to our network of scientists, entrepreneurs, venture capital, industry and business providers. 

Building relationships through the Alliance helps to facilitate innovation, technology development and access to global business opportunities through our affiliation with our strategic partners, including industry leaders, research facilities and the World Bank Group.

We also offer educational and networking programs, introduction and opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in these vertical markets:

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Strategic Partner Network
With more than 155 affiliates in 98 countries worldwide, Global Midwest Alliance and its stakeholders have partnered to build a stronger economy by aligning and integrating existing resources in the Midwest Region.  We establish and strengthen crucial connections among innovators, funders and business leaders.  For more information on partnering with the the Alliance, please visit our Partnership page.

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Midwest Food Matters  
​Global Midwest Alliance hosted its 6th Annual Midwest Food Matters Leadership Awards Gala on May 9, 2023. Midwest Food Matters honored Tilia Holdings and its Portfolio Companies. If you'd like to learn more, visit Midwest Food Matters.

October 23-24, 2024
Chicago, IL
9th Corporate Venturing Program 

November 7, 2024
Schaumburg, IL
Foundations for a Strong Manufacturing Future

November 19, 2024
Midwest Food Matters Leadership Awards

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2017 Innovation Competition 
presented by Polsinelli
The 8th Annual Innovation Competition presented by Polsinelli is a competition that helps emerging and venture ready companies gain visibility and make connections. The competition will provide a showcase for developers of new technologies that offer competitive returns for investors and customers while providing solutions to global challenges. For more information, visit 2017 Innovation Competition