This area is one of Washing Pond Ventures most exciting efforts…. we believe in advancing knowledge whether it’s to the remarkable attendees of The Nantucket Project or the burgeoning Chicago Technology community through TechWeek.

The Nantucket Project is an intimate  multi day event held every fall on Nantucket Island – it brings world-class ideas and presenters to a world-class location and is also dedicated to supporting the island community in the off-season.

A much larger scale event, Techweek, is held in Chicago every spring and in it’s second year  should see over 5000 attendees coming through the Merchandise Mart.   Techweek includes presentations, panels and exhibitions geared towards startups as well as late stage companies – after full days of networking, education and more, the fun continues with a rousing collection of celebrations.

WPV is a supporter of The TED Conferences as well as proud sponsor of TEDxParkerSchool, the first Chicago-area high school based TEDx event.


WPV also supports non-profits such as Redmoon, an organization dedicated to inspiring community  through large scale public performance.