CoFoundersLab Matchup Chicago - 3/3/2015 6:30:00 PM
CoFoundersLab Matchup Chicago is aimed at helping entrepreneurs find co-founders, advisers & interns and to build strong, core founding teams.
Advanced Manufacturing - 3/10/2015 5:30:00 PM
Join us for an eye opening look at Chicago's latest innovation center the Digital Manufacturing Commons. Our guest speaker will be Dr.William King, Ph.D., who is a globally recognized leader in manufacturing and design innovation. Dr. King is the College of Engineering Bliss Professor at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, where he leads a research group whose work crosses boundaries between science, technology, and commercialization. Dr. King has been founder, advisor, or director at a dozen early stage technology companies with a focus on manufacturing, materials, and nanotechnology.
Networking with Purpose - 3/11/2015 6:00:00 PM
Learn the secrets to working a room and gathering your own group of people as you go with the flow.
Network After Work at Cuvee - 3/12/2015 6:00:00 PM
Make valuable connections with other members of your business community while enjoying a different exciting venue. Nametags color coded by industries.
Build Your Buzz: How to Grow an Online Community - 3/25/2015 6:00:00 PM
Learn how to leverage social media, e-mail marketing and analytics effectively so you can grow an engaged client or fan base. Guest speaker: Adria Marquez, digital client manager at 270 Strategies.
Using Twitter to Grow Your Business - 3/4/2015 8:45:00 AM
Twitter is a fast-paced social media network that has a pretty steep learning curve. But once one gets the hang of it, it can be an effective marketing and public relations tool.
Young Executives Club Cocktails and Connections Winter 2015 - 3/4/2015 5:00:00 PM
Our events attract a diverse mix of young professionals from all industries and career levels. It all takes place on Wednesday March 4th from 5pm – 7pm. in a fun and relaxed atmosphere conducive to making connections. Spots are limited to the first 25 sign ups, sign up today to hold your spot!
Venture Connects: VC Access - for Entrepreneurs & Investors - 3/4/2015 5:30:00 PM
A casual evening with people in the biz - both entrepreneurs & investors. No selling or pitching please - just good old fashioned networking with good people, passed apps, and your first drink on us!
Linked N Chicago LIVE Event - 3/4/2015 6:00:00 PM
Meet and mingle with your fellow LinkedIn contacts! You can expect the best networking events at top notch venues when you attend a Linked N Chicago Event!
Introduction to Chicago's Startup Ecosystem - 3/3/2015 6:00:00 PM
Let us give you a background on the startup ecosystem in Chicago and tell you how to get involved! We'll give some tips on how to start a new career in one of the fastest growing startup ecosystems in the US and show you how Startup Institute can help. You'll also learn more about what we do, our full and part-time programs, and what's it like to become a Startup Institute student.
Hyde Park Angels & 1871 Entrepreneurial Education Series: Are you Ready to Raise? Program I - 3/5/2015 6:00:00 PM
Hyde Park Angels is bringing together successful, influential entrepreneurs and investors to teach you everything you need to know about early-stage investment. Attend all four programs and walk away with a thorough understanding of the early-stage investment cycle from start to finish or pick and choose program to supplement existing knowledge. In either case, you will have the chance to learn the pros and cons of raising a round, the mechanics of doing a deal, how to grow your business through corporate partnerships, and how to manage relationships with different advisors and investors.
Chicago Founders' Stories - 3/12/2015 6:00:00 PM
The Chicago tech community is thriving—and for the city’s digital startups, there’s no shortage of local inspiration. Success stories abound—and one of the most popular tickets is the chance to hear the story straight from the mouths of the Founders. This month's founder is George Bousis of Raise.
How to Find an Angel Investor - 3/24/2015 6:00:00 PM
Entrepreneurs, learn how to quickly and affordably build relationships with Chicago’s angel investors. Peter Wilkins of Hyde Park Angels, Mark Achler of MATH Venture Partners and Shradha Agarwal of ContextMedia will discuss networking and pitch strategies with Blue Sky Innovation reporter John Carpenter. This interactive panel discussion and question/answer session will be geared toward early-stage entrepreneurs.