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Mark Achler


Mark is the Managing Director of Math Venture Partners – an early to mid-stage technology venture capital fund and a Lecturer […]

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Greg Barnes


Greg is currently the Principal at Hyde Park Venture Partners. Prior to this position, Greg was the COO at Piece […]

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Ryan Blitstein


Ryan Blitstein is the President & CEO of Change Illinois, a coalition leading systemic political and government reform in the state. […]

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Amanda Britt


Amanda launched Panzanzee in 2011 to fulfill her dream of growing businesses with social impact and enabling entrepreneurs to develop […]


Jeff Coney


Jeff Coney serves as Director of Economic Development at Northwestern University, a position he was appointed to in September, 2007. […]

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Patricia Cox


Patricia Cox is the Immediate Past Chair of the Goodman Theatre Board of Trustees. A founder of St. Nicholas Theatre […]

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Thomas J. Dee

Thomas J. Dee is Senior Vice President, Chief Financial Officer AveXis, Inc., a clinical-stage gene therapy company dedicated to developing […]

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Ryan Dupuis


Ryan is an entrepreneur who has worked a great deal with small and medium businesses to help them find unique […]


John Geis


John recently co-founded, a glossary of real estate, to achieve the ambitious goal of helping the American public re-envision […]

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Josh Gray

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Josh Gray is a Venture Partner at Insight Venture Partners. He works closely with CEOs and their executive teams to […]

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Marc Grens


Marc Jason Grens is the Founder & Chief Innovation Officer for OuterEdge Ventures. Marc has a significant background in the […]

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Kathryn J. Hayley


Kathryn J. Hayley is Executive Vice President, Strategic Relationships, Medicare and Retirement with UnitedHealthcare.  Hayley is responsible for maturing and […]

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Zach Kaplan


Zach Kaplan is the founder and CEO of INVENTABLES, Inc., the hardware store for designers. The company is attempting to […]

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Sam Kashy


Sammy Kashy is the Director of Business Development and Strategy at Tandem. Sam joined Tandem in 2010 with over seventeen […]

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JR Kerr


JR Kerr is a curator at Frequency540, a strategic communications firm focused on brandsthat amplify both purpose and passion. Prior […]

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Scott Kluth

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Scott Kluth founded CouponCabin in 2003 in a climate that was not yet accepting of coupons. Most merchants were afraid to discount […]


Abin Kuriakose


A Chicago native, Abin is a dynamic public policy professional and civic engagement advocate for entrepreneurs, the start-up community and […]

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Lou Leuzzi


Lou Leuzzi is an experienced software industry executive with extensive background in sales, marketing, international operations and general management.

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Brian Lernihan

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Brian Lernihan is an executive in the fast moving consumer goods industry having worked for Unilever for over 30 years. […]

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Heidi Levin


Heidi Levin is a vice president with Equity International, primarily responsible for the capital markets and investor relations activity for […]

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Kurt Merriweather


Kurt Merriweather is Director, Strategy and Emerging Business Development, Discovery Communications, Inc. (DCI).  Merriweather is a founding member of Discovery’s […]


Dhaval Patel


Dr. Dhaval S. Patel’s passion has always been to help people around the world, especially in developing countries. As such, […]

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Mike Suchsland

Mike is the founder and principal of Joplin Consulting, LLC.  Previously, Mike’s career focused on managing and transforming businesses that […]

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Matt Sheehan


The career of Matt Sheehan, Chief Operating Officer at Primo Water, spans retail, software, consulting, technology, and distribution businesses in […]

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Eric Wasowicz

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Eric Wasowicz is an investor and advisor with Channel Clarity LLC, an Internet marketing company focused in the higher education […]


Michael Yoch


Michael is VP, Product at Shiftgig, a Chicago-based startup in the employment space that is connecting millions of people with […]

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