Crain’s Chicago Business’ 2018 “Tech 50” List recognizes Nicole Walker, Partner with Baird Capital’s Venture Capital team. The “Tech 50” list includes the top founders, leaders, technologists, investors, connectors and mentors in Chicago tech. This year, the list highlights all women. Walker explains:


Why she got into tech: "In my first job out of Stanford, I was an engineer responsible for developing one of the early implantable cardiovascular stents. My uncle was diagnosed with a heart blockage, and they implanted two of our designs during his procedure. How cool is that?"


View the full “Tech 50” list here.