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We’ve hosted the #BUILTBYGIRLS Hashtag in New York and L.A., and now we’re bringing this series to a new city (hint: Think Ferris Bueller and the Bean). That’s right, we’re going to hold our first-ever event in Chicago! This event series offers an inside look at how the hottest tech companies create the powerful products we love. We've discussed everything from the Tech of Music @ Spotify to the Tech of Digital Storytelling @ Snapchat, and now it’s time to add some fintech flair into the mix.

This month we’re going to dive into the processes behind online purchases. From booking a home on Airbnb to paying for your ride on Uber to ordering your dress on Stitch Fix, there’s all sorts of tech behind the scenes facilitating the transfer of money from the customer to the merchant, and we want to explore that world.

For that reason (and because the company was grown in the heart of Chicago), we’ll be hosting this Hashtag at Braintree ( From Venmo to Bitcoin, Braintree simplifies the payment process by providing a platform for vendors to accept, process, and split payments. Time to make it rain, y’all.


-Office tour (can anyone say hammocks?)

-Panel: Tech of Payments

-Tech Deep Dive Presentation


-Pizza (duh)

WAIT LIST: If you’re not able to get a spot, please email to be put on the wait list.

Can’t wait! See you there.



222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654, USA

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