OPEN Chicago is a voluntary not-for-profit association dedicated to the promotion of entrepreneurship and professional excellence within diaspora communities in Chicagoland and the Midwest. Our members include professionals, entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, scientists, social leaders, academics and students.
Our Vision and Mission
The vision of OPEN Chicago is to serve as platform that creates value for its community of stakeholders. We seek to inspire, meaningfully connect and mentor young professionals in their careers; serve as a platform for aspiring entrepreneurs to solidify business plans, find teams members, and fund their ventures; facilitate business acceleration of established enterprises; seek to promote social entrepreneurship; and leverage the platform to increase stakeholder access to critical resources and thought leaders in Chicago area, nationally and internationally through sister OPEN chapters