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Driving Innovation and Growth




Reservations Required:

December 8, 2016

5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.

Energy Foundry at Coalition Loop
18 South Michigan Avenue, 12th Floor
Chicago, IL  60601


We are pleased to invite you to a holiday networking fundraiser to support Global Midwest Alliance as we celebrate another year of successful programming and kick off our calendar of events for 2017. All proceeds will fund the educational and mentoring programs that Global Midwest Alliance provides to innovators and entrepreneurs across the Midwest.
Global Midwest Alliance Global Midwest Alliance is a business-led, region-wide organization dedicated to transforming the Midwest into an internationally recognized leader in innovation and business growth. The Alliance aligns and integrates resources throughout the Midwest helping businesses to grow by leveraging existing resources to develop new products and find customers throughout the world. The Alliance is the Private Sector Liaison Office for the World Bank and a member of Global CONNECT. Through these and other affiliations, the Alliance facilitates access to global business opportunities for Midwest business. The Alliance offers educational and networking opportunities through a variety of programs and resources designed to promote innovation, technology development and access to global opportunities in the clean technology, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing and water industries.
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About Our Sponsors
CMF Associates was founded on the premise that middle-market businesses are more complex and move faster in our interconnected world – and they often overlook critical finance and operational needs as a result. Since our inception in August 2001, CMF’s solutions have helped companies adjust to that reality. Our aim, then and now, is to keep you ahead of the curve in a dynamic climate.

Energy Foundry was established as part of the landmark Illinois Energy Infrastructure Modernization Act to catalyze energy entrepreneurship and commercialization alongside the statewide $3.2 billion smart grid market driver. Energy Foundry is a private impact venture capital fund, designed to have an evergreen model. Initial funding was provided by ComEd and Ameren for an umbrella fund for Energy Foundry and the Illinois Science and Energy Innovation Foundation (ISEIF).

Guests will enjoy an evening of wine, hors d'oeuvres and a special holiday punch based on Charles Dickens' original recipe -- a sophisticated brandy-rum concoction ideal for ringing in the holiday season! 

Attendees at the reception will include civic, business and academic leaders, investors and entrepreneurs from the clean technology, corporate venturing, energy, food, logistics, manufacturing, and water industry sectors. ​

​The cost to attend the networking reception and fundraiser is $125 per person. Space is limited. Please register on or before December 7, 2016.