Connecting Coastal investors with chicago's most innovative startups


What is VC Desk?

P33, in partnership with World Business Chicago, hosts Coastal Venture Capital Firms for a hyper-curated day of meeting with our most promising Chicago Startups followed by a happy hour with influential local venture firms at one of our favorite venues.

VC Desk partners

how it works


Your Focus

Tell us your current focus: Stage, Sector, and Traction


WE Curate

We match startups with firms by Stage, Sector, and Traction


Double Opt-In

We confirm a double opt-in for VCs and startups



We plan your day of matches and meetings

IMPact Report

"The companies were all phenomenal and I appreciate you ordering up perfect weather. Can’t wait to come back soon!"
Anna Palmer
GP at Flybridge


Sample day

All visiting VCs will have a dedicated office for the day to take meetings in one place.


Founder's Experience

"Meeting one-on-one with a VC that was already interested in our business allowed us to take a deep dive about our business faster, as opposed to trying to 'convince' them to have initial interest."


Thank you all SO much for the incredible event this week. I met some truly phenomenal founders and had the opportunity to explore Chicago and meet some of our portfolio companies IRL. It was a treat for me to be a part of this experience and I hope to return in the future and participate again.
Investor at Rise of the Rest (Revolution)

ways to get involved

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