DePaul's Showcase of Crain's 40 Under 40 - 6/13/2013 3:00:00 PM
Please join us for a fun two part program on June 13th designed to take your business to the next level.
What if you could accelerate evolution -- if somehow the things that worried you today became extinct tomorrow. What would that look like? Set aside time this month to think about how to make your company more resilient.
Crain's Fast Fifty Breakfast - 6/18/2013 7:30:00 AM
Listen for a several business professionals who are leading fast growing firms.
Chicago Innovation Awards Kickoff Reception - 6/6/2013 5:30:00 PM
To celebrate the start of the 12th annual Chicago Innovation Awards season, we invite you to attend the Chicago Innovation Awards Kickoff Reception. Hosted at the decorative and unusual office of Threadless, a 2007 winner of the Chicago Innovation Awards, this VIP gathering will be an insider's look at all the events and activities that the Chicago Innovation Awards have planned this year to celebrate, educate and connect our region's innovation community.
Intellectual Property: The Value Factor in Your Innovation - 6/24/2013 6:00:00 PM
In the information age, ideas and innovation are principal drivers of sustainable competitive business advantage. Your business has intellectual capital, but how do you strategically use and protect that capital to create value for your firm? To answer this question, we invite you to attend "Intellectual Property: The Value Factor in Your Innovation," co-hosted by the Chicago Innovation Awards and Brinks Hofer Gilson & Lione, one of the largest intellectual property law firms in the U.S.
Hosted at 1871, a center of innovation bursting with intellectual capital, this event will feature a panel of leading intellectual property experts and real-world practitioners
Reinvent Yourself -- Be Your Own Brand - 6/5/2013 10:15:00 AM
New fields such as social media are creating many opportunities as others disappear. Presented by: Bob Mullenbach, adjunct professor at Northwestern University.
Starting a Business in Illinois - 6/6/2013 6:00:00 PM
Find out if business ownership is right for you; the transition from being an employee, volunteer, homemaker and/or independent contractor to business owner; and more.
The Ultimate Bootstrapping: How to Start and Run a Company While Still Employed - 6/10/2013 6:00:00 PM
A panel of professionals will help you understand all the nuances that go into creating and running a firm while bootstrapped (with your own money).
Expand Your Connections -- Building Your Network - 6/11/2013 7:00:00 PM
Reframe your thinking about what networking is. Facilitated by: Anne Lawrence, director of outsourcing, AonHewitt.
IdeaSlam - 6/26/2013 6:00:00 PM
At Ideaslam, as entrepreneurs, we come together and work to accelerate our ideas. The main purpose of the event is to WORK with others, BRAINSTORM together, and get a glimpse of who you would like to COLLABORATE with further in the future.
6:00 PM - 6:45 PM Food, Drinks and networking
6:45 PM – 7:00 PM Idea-people pitch
7:00 PM – 7:30 PM Breakout into teams and work on idea
8:15 PM – 8:30 PM Finalize finding and presentation
8:30 PM - End PM Pitches and wrap up
HOW IT WORKS:
•Show up with an idea or ready to help work on an idea
Funding Feedging Frenzy - 6/18/2013 8:30:00 AM
•Connect with attendees on EFactor before the event - join the Group!
•Tell about the idea and get in teams of 5 to work on them
•Plan out the idea and how you will go from idea to IPO
•Each team then presents their findings.
•Tweet a favorite!
The Funding Feeding Frenzy is the ultimate experience for CEOs and founders of fast growing companies to get connected with other entrepreneurs and investors to help take their businesses to new heights of success.
BNC Venture Capital Group - 6/4/2013 5:00:00 PM
The BNC Venture Capital Group introduces exciting investment opportunities to professional investors (angels, early stage venture capitalists, and private equity firms seeking add-ons) and fosters the growth of entrepreneurial activity.
Len Bland, CEO of Concept Equity and Midwest Renaissance Fund, and David Carman, CEO of Business Network Chicago, lead the BNC Venture Capital Group.
Shakers and Stirrers Chicago - 6/18/2013 6:00:00 PM
Make quality business connections and mingle with top professionals. Includes delicious appetizers and one free drink ticket. Cash bar. The next day we'll email you the list of confirmed attendees to help you follow up with your new contacts.
PresenTense Chicago: Launch Night - 6/12/2013 6:30:00 PM
It's the culmination of the JCC PresenTense Chicago fellowship. It's the one chance for you to hear this year's 8 social entrepreneurs pitch their ventures and to learn about their cutting edge ideas. There will be food, drinks and ample networking opportunities.
Talks @ 1871: Founders' Stories with Brian Spaly - 6/13/2013 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
around always seems to be the chance to hear the story straight from the mouths of the
Join us for Chicago Founder Stories at 1871—a monthly, ongoing series
inspired by Chris Dixon’s ever-popular Founder Stories on TechCrunch. We’re switching
it up a bit, doing our interviews in front of a live audience with GoSoapBox based Q&A, and
then posting those discussions online at 1871's website for those who couldn’t make it to
the live event. Plus—the beer and pizza is on us, generously sponsored by INCISENT.
This month Pat Ryan is hosting Brian Spaly, the founder of Trunk Club.
Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Uzi Shmilovici - 6/18/2013 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 40 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.
Chicago Lean Startup Circle - 6/20/2013 6:00:00 PM
Chuck Templeton (@CTemp) is passionate about early stage and emerging companies and is focused on using business to find solutions to today’s biggest challenges. He is currently the managing director of Impact Engine (TheImpactEngine.com), a venture accelerator focused on helping for-profit companies that address environmental and/or societal challenges increase their chances of success.
Crain's Annual Entrepreneurs Luncheon - 6/4/2013 11:30:00 AM
Speaker is Michael Abt who is co-president of Abt Electronics, widely acclaimed as one of the nation's largest and most successful independent retailers.
Entrepreneurs Unpluggd: Startup Lightning Round - 6/4/2013 6:00:00 PM
The Entrepreners Unpluggd: Startup Lightning Round is a monthly event where members of the startup community share their wisdom, thoughts, and experiences in a fast paced format. Our goal is to learn from each others’ experiences founding and building great Chicago startups.
Each event features 5 startup founders speaking candidly for 7 minutes or less on topics like marketing, making first hires, best practices for SEO and SEM, and what they wish they had done differently.
Entrepreneurs Unpluggd is partnering with talented area entrepreneurs to make this event the place for entrepreneurs to learn from and inspire each other in a TED talk style.
Starter Night - 6/14/2013 5:30:00 PM
Spring 2013 marks our biggest class yet. Students entered, brimming with ideas, and now are ready to showcase their ability to prototype, build and launch them.
Starter Night will showcase 20 teams, each with a unique idea that's gone from ideation to launch in less than 11-weeks.
Students collaborate in teams of three to six, sharing roles in User Experience, Visual Design, Front-end and Back-end Web Development.
Join us on June 14th. Doors open at 5:30pm, and presentations will begin at 6pm. Light snacks and beverages provided.
Co-Founders Wanted Chicago - 6/19/2013 6:30:00 PM
Did you know that founding teams with multiple co-founders have a greater chance of success? If you’re looking for someone to join your venture, looking for a venture to join, or open to either, sign up and attend our local, in-person Meetups to discover the perfect co-founder to round out your team. You’ll meet other entrepreneurs who are as energized as you are about launching a new business and who possess a wide range of unique experiences, ideas, and skills.
Unlike some networking events which lack structure and are cluttered with a large amount of people with varying intentions‚ our Meetups are laser-focused to help you find a co-founder.
The in-person events are a perfect complement to your online search at CoFoundersLab.com. After you register for an event, go to CoFoundersLab.com to find and pre-network with a few people whom you want to have a deeper conversation with at the event. Be sure to also add the event to your CoFoundersLab profile to let others know that you plan to attend the event.