On June 13, over 160 professionals from all sectors of the life science community joined CG Life at our warehouse-turned-office, event space and music lounge for Chicago’s most relaxed, informal life science networking event of the year. Scientists, venture capitalists, entrepreneurs, medical writers, science journalists, university administrators, and pharma and biotech executives gathered to share their passion for healthcare and scientific innovation. Oh, and also, a love for food, wine, and music.
There were no presentations, speeches, or dull sales pitches. Rather, it was a group of passionate professionals mingling, making friends and professional contacts, and rejoicing in their ability to simply wind down after a long day at work with some pizza, sliders, and beer. Downstairs in Altered Stage, our music lounge, some guests laid back and enjoyed the live music played by our members and musically-inclined guests. Everywhere, everyone made their way through the crowd and built their own new community connections.
The success of our UNWIND event was another reminder that the life science community in Chicago is strong. With dozens of companies and major research universities represented this year, we are excited about doing our part in building stronger community bonds that will continue the growth of a booming life science economy in the Midwest. Our San Diego office will be hosting another UNWIND event in August. If you’re around then, we hope you can join us. If not, we’ll see you again at our next UNWIND in Chicago!