Mayor Lori E. Lightfoot and World Business Chicago hosted the third annual Chicago Tech Day on Monday, November 18, featuring 15 local technology companies that have added or will be adding over 2,000 jobs from 2019 through 2020. PartySlate was thrilled to be selected to participate among top industry leaders, including Cameo, Fyllo, Relativity, and others.
“We are so proud to be recognized by Mayor Lightfoot and World Business Chicago,” says PartySlate Co-Founder and CEO, Julie Roth Novack. “Our mission is to inspire people around the world to plan meaningful and memorable events. Today I was inspired to be here at Chicago Tech Day with some of the fastest growing companies that are making a big impact in so many different industries.”
According to World Business Chicago, the city’s tech industry is its fastest-growing industry sector with over 4,000 digital companies – a more than 270% growth in just 10 years. PartySlate is proud to be able to contribute to this diverse community.
PartySlate plans to double the company in the next 18 months. “We are attracting great talent to our team who believe in our vision and want to be part of building a global platform,” says John Haro, PartySlate CTO and Co-Founder.
“As a PartySlate board member, I am immensely proud of the company’s 400% growth in 2019,” says Ira Weiss, a partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners and PartySlate investor. “I have no doubt that 2020 will prove to be a breakthrough year, and I look forward to seeing the impact the company will continue to make on the Chicago tech community.”
In 2020, PartySlate plans to add jobs in all departments, including product, technology, marketing, customer success, and sales.
PartySlate is a website that inspires people planning events and connects them with the leading event professionals and venues across the country and the world. Brides, grooms and party hosts of all kinds can view hundreds of thousands of stunning event photos, search and find venues, save what inspires them, and contact top event professionals who can bring their ideas to life. PartySlate features beautiful and unique corporate events, galas, birthdays, weddings, Bar and Bat Mitzvahs, and other milestone celebrations from celebrations across 43 states and 12 countries. PartySlate launched in 2015 and is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.