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Chicago's Startup & Entrepreneur Tour

business class

Chicago's Startup & Entrepreneur Tour

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English
business class

Chicago's Startup & Entrepreneur Tour

business class

Chicago's Startup & Entrepreneur Tour

Duration
2 hours
Group size
Up to 10 people
Includes
Drinks
Hosted in
English

What you'll do

On this walking tour, I'll lead you through the heart of Chicago's entrepreneur and startup scene. We'll learn about fast-growing local companies transforming food, culture, technology, art, and design -- stopping by a tech incubator, startup offices, hotel lobbies, and entrepreneur hotspots. Chicago has always been a city of entrepreneurs -- from historical builders like Daniel Burnham to contemporary food entrepreneurs like Stephanie Izard. Combining creativity, grit, and midwestern pragmatism, Chicago's startup scene is unlike Silicon Valley, New York, or any other city. We'll finish the tour with a coffee together at a local cafe.

Your host

Learn more about Mario

Mario

I'm a longtime entrepreneur and Chicago-native who is passionate about startups, design, travel, and culture. I've built a software business from startup to acquisition. I now advise and mentor startups that bring a unique style of Chicago innovation to their industries. I grew up and went to college in Chicago, then left and worked overseas for 10 years before returning in 2016.

What's included

Drinks
We'll stop for a coffee or tea on the way.

Where you'll be

We'll begin at Chicago's startup hub and walk around the city to visit the sites, offices, and historical hotspots of Chicago startups.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside of the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 16 and up can attend. We'll walk about 2 miles around Chicago on flat streets.

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

Airbnb Experiences are vetted for quality

  • Local experts

    Led by locals who love where they’re from and what they do.

  • Small groups

    With intimate group sizes, you’ll never get lost in the crowd.

  • High standards

    Every experience is reviewed for unique access.

Mario
Chicago's Startup & Entrepreneur Tour
New experience
$35/person
New experience
$35/person