Pardon the self-promotion ...

Seed Chicago Launch PartyDear Green Tech Chicago readers, we do try to not make this blog a promotional vehicle for our own “Green Tech” venture, but both Ed and I are principals in the “urban vermiculture” start-up Nature’s Little Recyclers, and frequently the Green Tech stories that we’re coming up with do have things to do with the worm biz.

This week, we’re going to be hosting a Launch Party for the next round of Seed Chicago fund-raising … and we’re one of five projects involved. If you’ve not heard of Seed Chicago, it’s an innovative program that was developed as part of the City’s Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs, by World Business Chicago, and is managed by Accion Chicago. This outreach identifies small and growing businesses in Chicago, and helps support them via a “crowd funding” effort on the Kickstarter platform. Every few months a handful of companies are selected, and a new campaign started.

This, however, is the first time that the whole group have been featured at an event, which we’re hoping will give it a big boffo start. And … you can come out and party with us!

The full details are HERE, but it’s on Tuesday, April 14, 2015 … from 5:00-8:00pm at the University of Chicago’s Chicago Innovation Exchange down at 1452 E. 53rd Street (which is a lot easier to get to than you might think, see the info in the announcement).

As noted, NLR‘s “No More Landfills!” campaign isn’t the only one debuting, as we’re sharing the stage with Otis Fresh Market‘s “Organic Things In Season”, Functional MobileWear‘s “TransparencyNOW! Wearables”, Alyssa Vermell‘s “Because Tall is Beautiful”, and Real. Soaps“Studio Workshop” projects.

The event is free, and we’d love to have the Green Tech Chicago readers out in force … there will be food from a variety of local organizations, and beverages very generously provided by Seed Chicago sponsor MillerCoors. It should be quite a exciting time, and we’ve had hints that we might even be seeing some more notable folks doing presentations than our little group of start-ups. Hope you can make it!

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