FUND Chicago 2019

Way to go

you've applied
what's next?


What happens after you apply?

Phone Call

After you've applied, our Venture team will follow up to schedule a brief phone call to discuss your business, current projects, goals, and plans for FUND.

Internal Assessment

Equipped with knowledge from our phone call, our team spends a significant amount of time identifying the most promising entrepreneurs and companies to invite to the FUND Conferences.


We only have 60- 70 spots available in each city, depending on the venue, and we receive hundreds of applications for each city.
We'll reach out to notify you of your invitation status.

Time to Exhibit

You've made it to FUND and now it's time to focus on how you're going to stand out. Prepare your marketing materials, update your site, tell your LinkedIn network you'll be at FUND, and read through our helpful tips PDF.

Frequently Asked Questions

Exhibiting your business can be a bit overwhelming, but don’t stress. We’re here to answer questions to make your experience as smooth as possible.

We suggest banners, marketing materials, laptop, and sort of product demo you deem fit.

You’ll also receive an “Exhibitor Tips” PDF that we’ve assembled for exhibiting best practices.

No, all space selections will be made by the FUND team.

Companies are organized and grouped by size and industry in the Launch Hall to incentivize foot traffic and engagement from attendees.

You will receive a 30″ round highboy with a black linen. Ideally, you’ll able to work a 5×5 diameter of your area with your exhibiting teammates.

Yes, you will have access to power at your exhibitor table.

You will not know who the investor attendees are as many of them choose to not be identified as investors. FUND brings together an extremely high-value combination of people, and any person you meet should be treated as a person who could help your business.

Exhibitors do not have access to a complete list before the conference; however, you are encouraged to use our mobile application to message and connect with other attendees via a number of communication features.