The 2nd Annual Chicago Health & Sportstech Showcase

Mar 19, 11:00 PM – Mar 20, 2:00 AM

Brooklyn Boulders Chicago: West Loop, 100 South Morgan Street, Chicago, 60607

See Chicago's top health & sportstech startups on display and hear from Erik Hammer, Co-Founder of Marquee Ventures!

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Join us for the 2nd Annual Chicago Health & SportsTech Showcase! This event brings the local startup community together to highlight up-and-comers in the health, wellness, fitness, sports, and related technology fields. These chosen-up-and comers will be on display -- you get to meet the founders and interact with their products. 

Then we'll sit down for a fireside chat with Erik Hammer. He's the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Marquee Ventures, a VC fund spun out of the Chicago Cubs. Marquee Ventures invests in early-stage companies in commerce, entertainment, sports, and enabling infrastructure.

The Showcase is hosted at Brooklyn Boulders Chicago, Chicago's premiere rock climbing facility.

Dress comfortably, because after the event you're all welcome to stay and climb! 🧗🏼‍♂️

Showcase companies:

  • Bet Caddy
  • BiomeSense
  • Brightn
  • DeoBlock
  • Fanisko
  • Fast Lane to Health
  • Fuzelo
  • Gaya Wellness
  • Mez Foods
  • Rebellious Beverage
  • Smoothie Joint
  • Zenblen

When: March 19th; 6:00 - 8:30 PM

Where: Brooklyn Boulders @ 100 S Morgan St

Dress Code: Athletic-wear / Athleisure -- leave the business attire at home for this one!

Note: Due to the venue and nature of this event, alcohol will not be served.

What is Startup Grind: We're a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. Our monthly in-person events provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections, and inspire the startup journey ahead. To stay up to date with the Chicago startup scene, be sure to subscribe to our newsletter, Chicago Startups Monthly (CSM).

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  • Erik Hammer

    Marquee Ventures

    Co-Founder and Managing Partner




March 19 – 20, 2024
11:00 PM – 2:00 AM UTC


Startup Showcase
Meet our Showcase companies! (1 minute pitches)
Fireside chat with Erik Hammer, Co-Founder of Marquee Ventures
Hang out and Climb @ Brooklyn Boulders


  • Rajiv Nathan


  • Sid Khaitan

    Chapter Coordinator

Global sponsor

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Dell Technologies


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Marquee Ventures

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Brooklyn Boulders Chicago

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