BNC Story

BNC is a network for Chicago’s business professionals. We sponsor pitch events, and facilitate face-to-face and online networking opportunities. We proudly work to enable the development of meaningful personal and professional relationships. Our main objective is to provide a forum for entrepreneurs, investors and service providers.

We strive to foster a culture encouraging event participants and attendees to reflect an attitude of generosity and invest in each other’s success.  We believe networking works best when all of us pay it forward.


David Carman, Founder
David began his financial career at the Chicago Board of Trade and eventually transitioned to the Chicago Board Options Exchange where he traded in the pits for close to 20 years.  After leaving the trading world, David founded Business Network Chicago (BNC) in 2005 to facilitate networking and the development of mutually beneficial ‘win-win’ relationships among Chicago’s top business professionals.  In 2006, he launched the BNC Venture Capital Group to bring together entrepreneurs and accredited investors and support the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago.



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