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Everybody Wants Their Own General Assembly: Billionaire J.B. Pritzker Plans to Build One in Chicago

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If venture funding from the likes of Yuri Milner and Jeff Bezos wasn’t enough to convince you that the outside world is picking up what General Assembly’s putting down, how about the most sincere form of flattery? Imitation. The Chicago Tribune reports that a billionaire venture capitalist J.B. Pritzker is leading a local team looking to replicate General Assembly’s urban tech campus/co-working space in Chicago.

Yes, that’s same bold-faced last name as O.G. General Assembly chairman Adam Pritzker, who emailed Betabeat to say he’s psyched about the prospects, “I am excited for J.B. Chicago is a great city and I am confident that his skills and experience will help develop the startup culture there.” Read More