INFOSYS - Tedx Global Partner

Infosys, a global leader in technology services and consulting, helps clients in more than 50 countries to create and execute digital transformation strategies.


Everest is a digital design agency that builds meaningful connections between businesses and users through intuitively engineered apps and websites.

Linda Stehno Design

A multi-disciplinary design studio founded by Emmy-nominated art director, digital, and motion designer, Linda Stehno. Linda Stehno Design has created projects for McDonald’s, DDB/Chicago, Anixter, Baxter, Aveeno, Safeway, Komatsu, and the Tribune Company among other national and international brands. Linda spent 15 years as art director & lead motion designer for The Oprah Winfrey Show.


STATE was created to address the immediate needs of local children living with challenging – and in some cases critical - circumstances. For every STATE bag purchased, STATE hand-delivers a backpack - packed with essential tools for success - to a local child in need; but our commitment goes beyond simply a material donation.


Sound Investment AV is a full service event production firm committed to the implementation of technical and creative design across a broad spectrum of special events.

Standby and Go

Standby and Go Productions, Inc. provides live events, primarily for corporate clients, with producers, stage managers (callers), and assistant stage managers (deck managers). SB&Go has a wide range of experience in agency work, experiential marketing, music, automotive, television, video packaging and storytelling. Let SB&Go be your one stop for your live event needs!

Thompson coburn LLp

Thompson Coburn LLP is a full-service law firm with 380 attorneys nationwide practicing in more than 50 areas of the law. The firm serves a diverse client base and is regularly ranked among the nation’s top law firms. Built on a longstanding tradition of combining high-quality, equally sophisticated corporate and litigation practices, Thompson Coburn is capable of handling the most complex business matters.

CH Distillery

CH Distillery is a Chicago-based artisan spirits producer with an extensive portfolio including core and specialty spirits. Handmade from organic Illinois grains and using only the finest ingredients, our products speak to our core values: sourcing locally, drinkability, high quality, and value. Founded in 2013, the name CH refers to the great city of Chicago and the fundamental compounds in alcohol, Carbon and Hydrogen.


Intelligentsia opened their doors twenty plus years ago right here in Chicago with a promise to make great tasting coffee. Today the Intelligentsia brand is a promise of excellence.  Intelligentsia have dedicated themselves to sourcing, developing, roasting, and distributing the world’s finest coffees. We hope you’ll join them for your next cup!


S'well is the fashionable, reusable beverage bottle company that gives back. S’well bottles are beautifully crafted and composed of BPA-Free 18/8 stainless steel, keeping beverages cold for 24 hours and hot for 12. On a mission to rid the world of single-use plastic bottles and help communities in need, S’well gives back with each bottle sold.

Field Notes

Inspired by the vanishing sub-genre of agricultural memo books, ornate pocket ledgers, and the simple, unassuming beauty of a well-crafted grocery list, the Draplin Design Company of Portland and Coudal Partners, a Chicago creative firm, have created Field Notes Brand, a collection of smartly-designed, vintage-styled pocket notebooks, calendars, and various office accoutrements.

Number Project

Number Project is a creative agency made up of artists and marketers with a focus on experiential marketing and events.

Venu Six 10

Modern and sophisticated, Venue SIX10 is one of the premiere event sites in Chicago. Located on Michigan Avenue, VenueSIX10 is a unique event space offering panoramic views of downtown Chicago and Lake Michigan.


For over fifty years, Jewell Events Catering has proudly served the corporate, philanthropic, social and arts communities of Chicago. Jewell Events Catering is the premier caterer for creative cutting-edge cuisine and seamless execution.


Steelcase helps leading organizations create places that unlock the promise of their people – places that inspire people to bring purpose to life. This is who we are. It’s also what we do.

forward space

Forward Space exists to help propel organizations forward and bring to life the spaces and environments that are designed precisely for their purpose. As the Midwest’s leading authorized Steelcase dealer, Forward Space is a woman-owned business that offers workspace planning, procurement, delivery, installation and on-going maintenance to support your vision and goals. We create environments tailored to the way you do business.

Boxed Water

PURE. CONVENIENT. SUSTAINABLE. A pure simple choice to help our planet. Change the way you think about packaged water and you’ll see why Boxed Water is Better.


WTRMLN WTR is the pioneer in cold pressed juiced watermelon. It is made with 2 simple ingredients – watermelon and organic lemon – and its loaded with naturally occurring electrolytes, antioxidants, and Vitamin C. Watermelon Juice like WTRMLN WTR was named the #1 global food trend for 2017, following Beyonce’s investment in WTRMLN WTR in 2016.

This bar saves lives

This Bar Saves Lives is one of the fastest growing impact brands in the world. Founders Kristen Bell, Ryan Devlin, Todd Grinnell and Ravi Patel launched This Bar Saves Lives with a simple mission — for each bar sold, we give life-saving food to a child in need. Each bar is gluten-free, fair trade and Non-GMO Project Verified. To date we've donated millions of food packets, helping to save the lives of thousands of children around the world.


UNREAL is on a mission to unjunk the world, starting with your favorite snacks. Unreal snacks made with all real ingredients... Nothing artificial, no GMOs. Good is back, and the taste is unreal.

Chicago Title Insurance Company

Chicago Title Insurance Company, National Commercial Services – Chicago is a member of the Fidelity National Financial family of companies providing title insurance and related services for many of the largest and most prestigious commercial real estate transactions, from historic landmarks to modern skyscrapers, hospitals to hotels, and shopping centers to sports arenas.  We offer one-stop service to our commercial customers whose real estate transactions span North America.

fieldhouse jones

In Spring 2017, FieldHouse Jones opened its doors to visiting tourists and locals alike at 312 W. Chestnut in the River North neighborhood. Inspired by Chicago’s many field houses, FieldHouse Jones integrates culture, convenience, and community. With a nod to sports nostalgia felt throughout the property, accented with artistic elements and vintage finds, FieldHouse Jones is a hyper-local lodge stay for large groups, international individuals, transient travelers, and families both big and small at approachable price points.

novo nordisk

For more than 90 years, Novo Nordisk, a global leader in diabetes care, has been discovering and developing innovative medicines to help people with chronic diseases lead longer, healthier lives.


Roti was created for a reason: To share our love of the Mediterranean’s delicious flavors, wholesome ingredients, and bright spices. This is food you’ll love to eat that makes you feel great.


Launched in Chicago and D.C. in 2016, KRā Drinks for Athletes Inc. offers a simple, organic option for hydration and electrolyte replacement after exercise and athletic activity. KRā is dedicated to giving back to community: the KRā for Play giveback supports athletic programs benefiting disadvantaged youth. KRā can be purchased at and hundreds of retailers in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic.

Printable Promotions

Unlike other promotional companies, Printable Promotions work as full-service consultative partners. Just tell us your budget, quantity and audience, and we'll do all the legwork for you so you can focus on all your other marketing responsibilities.


Articulation provides executive communication coaching, training and facilitation services for those who need to achieve more influence in their workplaces. From subject matter experts aiming to be leaders, to leaders aiming to be more concise or impactful, we have an effective approach to help you compete.

Skinny Pop

SkinnyPop starts with a premium popcorn kernel, sunflower oil and the perfect amount of salt. From there, Pure Popped Perfection™ says it all. Our popcorn has no GMOs, gluten or preservatives, making SkinnyPop a tasty, guilt-free snack.


JuiceRx is 100% Organic + Raw + Alive. Our juice cleanses, smoothies, açaí bowls, and raw foods are made with love in Chicago. Each ingredient we use is carefully selected to move you one step closer to optimal health.

Skinny Souping

Skinny Souping is a woman-owned company based in Chicago. We are a line of sippable soups that are packaged for consumption on-the- go. All of our soups are vegan, gluten-free, and contain no preservatives, ever. The best part, is that all of our flavors were created to be delicious hot or cold. This makes it a great lunch option for a busy lifestyle.

Rhythm Superfoods

What makes us super? Some folks throw the term “superfood” around as a buzzword, but to us, it’s much more. It’s our name. It defines who we are, and what we offer – and it all begins with the nutrient density and integrity of our ingredients. They’re what make us super.

Farinata Project

The Farinata Project recreates tasty, vintage Italian flatbread for the modern American market. From the streets of Italy to your table, Farinata is a nutritious, wholesome chickpea flatbread that you can eat as a meal or a snack.

Troy Pryor Studios

Troy Pryor Studios is a full-service production company providing 360 degree project management and ground-breaking content. TPS has content ranging from film, TV, digital media, live event, music, and visual art. Collaborations with Oscar and Grammy winning artists like Che "Ryhmefest" Smith have landed TPS work on TV, and work with Kanye's organization Donda's House, Common's organization, Common Ground Foundation, and The Aahh! Fest

Creative Cypher

We are a conclave of content creators that have come together to champion diversity in the film industry by making it more accessible to independent artists. Creative Cypher has cultivated a network of hundreds of tech savvy multicultural millennials and Gen Xers who produce high-quality content and events. We provide a stage where diverse professionals can showcase their work, gain resources for project development and distribution, as well as education and mentor-ship.

Gossip Genie

Gossip Genie is a social media marketing agency based in Chicago, IL. With our client's mission in mind and a comprehensive and strategic plan in place, we generate positive conversations or businesses and brands across all social networks.


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Most money talks. Ours listens. Listen invests capital and brand expertise into early stage ventures.


We tell you what’s on the inside on the outside. We’re upfront about what’s in our bars, what’s not, and what RXBAR stands for.



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