Events

  • U.Pitch Competition - 11/17/2014 5:15:00 PM

    Join the Future Founders Foundation for the inaugural U.Pitch Competition, where the top students from a cross-section of Chicagoland universities will compete in the ultimate elevator pitch competition for incredible exposure, connections and cash prizes!

     

    Live Finals Round in front of hundreds of people and to a judging panel of top entrepreneurs, investors and VCs. The Top 10 will also showcase their businesses or idea

  • Corporate to Startup: How to Make the Switch - 11/5/2014 6:00:00 PM
    Avi Levine, executive director of the Digital Professional Institute, will lead a discussion on how to step out of a traditional business role and join a startup -- from choosing the right company to the nonglamorous side of things.
  • Chicago Mixer: Speaker Series Featuring Spark’s Scott Hess and Khorus’ Joel Trammell - 11/6/2014 6:00:00 PM
    Hear about the millennial youth, what it's like to write a book, and the success and failures of entrepreneurship.
  • LinkedIn's Advanced Features - 11/10/2014 1:30:00 PM
    Michael Yublosky, of JEM Consulting, will cover LinkedIn's additions, modifications and advanced features.
  • Social Responsibility is No Longer Optional for Businesses: How Successful Organizations Implement It - 11/18/2014 4:30:00 PM
    Panel discussion among seasoned Chicago thought leaders who have extensive experience working with companies and will share the lessons they have learned.
  • The C-Suite Speakers Series: David MacNeil, Founder & CEO of MacNeil Automotive Products - 11/18/2014 6:30:00 PM
    David MacNeil will discuss his commitment to U.S. technology, raw materials, labor in his company and the manufacturing of its signature WeatherTech products, as well as the associated needs, benefits and challenges.
  • Shifting Gears: Transforming to a Digital Enterprise - 11/19/2014 5:30:00 PM
    A Business Technology Leadership Forum with panelists Steve Betts, senior vice president and CIO of Health Care Service Corp., and Scott Murray, CIO of Northern Trust. Moderated by Erik Larson, managing director, global digital lead for technology delivery, Accenture. 
  • SBAC Now Venture Pitch Session - 11/13/2014 5:30:00 PM
    Join us at our SBAC Now Pitch Session, hosted by Arnstein & Lehr, where aspiring entrepreneurs and mid-sized businesses in growth mode will showcase their businesses. Tickets include beer, wine, non-alcoholic beverages, light appetizers and networking.  Keynote is Rajeev Chopra, President at The MIS Department, Inc.
  • Elevate - 11/14/2014 8:00:00 AM

    Every entrepreneur starts with an idea, but successful founders know that execution separates great ideas from great companies.

    Join us to hear real stories and advice from founders who successfully built their companies and learned the hard lessons along the way.

  • Startup Grind Chicago - 11/18/2014 6:00:00 PM
    Startup Grind is a global startup community designed to educate, inspire, and connect entrepreneurs. We host monthly events in more than 50 cities and 20 countries featuring successful local founders, innovators, educators and investors who share personal stories and lessons learned on the road to building great companies. Our monthly fireside chat interviews, startup mixers and annual conferences provide ample opportunities to connect with amazing startups and the people behind them, tap into a strong support network, form meaningful connections and gain inspiration for the startup journey ahead.  Speaker is David Kalt, founder of OptionsXpress & Reverb.com
  • Inspire Startups Fall Showcase and Pitch - 11/5/2014 6:00:00 PM
    Some of Chicago's top early-stage startups will get the opportunity to showcase their solutions to 50-plus startup-lovers and investors.
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