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Mark Achler

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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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Bob Adducci

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Bob is the owner of Adducci Partners Ltd and a founding partner of Social Venture Partners Chicago.  Bob’s focus is […]

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Shradha Agarwal

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ContextMedia co-founder Shradha Agarwal has always had a passion for communication and launched her first media enterprise at age 9. […]

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Bruce Barron

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Bruce N. Barron is a principal and co-founder of Origin Ventures. He serves on the Boards of Directors of GrubHub, […]

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Cary Chessick

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Cary is a Co-Founder and Partner in Positivity, an investor in both Impact Engine and Firestarter Fund. Cary is the […]

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Lon Chow

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Lon Chow is a general partner with investment focus in software applications and technology-enabled services. Prior to joining Apex, Lon […]

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Jeff Coney

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

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Rick Desai

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Rick Desai is a co-founder of Dashfire, a startup enablement firm that has launched 20 digital ventures since September 2009, […]

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Jim Deters

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Jim Deters is the founder and managing director of Galvanize.  Jim’s adventurous spirit both drives his entrepreneurial ventures and his […]

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Joe Dwyer

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Joe Dwyer is a venture capitalist, technologist, and serial entrepreneur. He is a a partner at Digital Intent, a firm that […]

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Clement Erbmann

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Clement Erbmann is a managing director at First Analysis Corp., coordinating international activities and focuses on educational, marketing services and […]

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Mike Evans

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Mike Evans is the co-founder and COO of GrubHub. Mike Evans graduated MIT in 2000 with a pile of degrees and […]

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Jason Fried

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Jason Fried is the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp (formerly 37Signals), a Chicago-based web-application company. He co-authored all of 37signals’ […]

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John Geis

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

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Deepak Goel

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Deepak Goel, CTO of Packback Books, is a seasoned product management and product marketing executive. Prior to that, he was […]

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Marc Grens

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

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Paul Grossinger

Paul Grossinger is a New York entrepreneur, angel investor, and syndicator. He is the Founder of Gaingels, the first investment network […]

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Troy Henikoff

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Troy Henikoff is the Managing Director of TechStars Chicago, is a manager of  the FireStarter Fund, teaches Entrepreneurship and Digital […]

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Brian Hand

Brian is serial entrepreneur and seasoned investor with 30 years of experience. He is co-founder of FireStarter Fund, an early […]

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Jason Henrichs

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Jason’s been around the startup block over the last 19 years. He’s been a founder, venture capitalist, advisor and angel. […]

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Zach Kaplan

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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

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

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Nick Kellermeyer

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Nick Kellermeyer is an entrepreneurial sales leader and start up advisor. He helps founders and sales leaders build customer centric […]

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Matthew Klein

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Matthew launched Barn Star Ventures in August of 2012 to capitalize on his 17 years of experience in entrepreneurship, leadership, […]

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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 […]

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Deb Lenart

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Deb Lenart has managed growth and innovation in consumer and business-to-business service companies for 25+ years. Her entrepreneurial leadership style […]

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Larry Levy

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Larry Levy is Co-Founder and Chairman of the Chicago-based Levy Restaurants as well as Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of […]

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Eddie Lou

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Eddie is the CEO and co founder of Shiftgig. Prior to that, he was a general partner with OCA Ventures, […]

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E. Jeffrey Lyons

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E. Jeffrey (Jeff) Lyons is a serial entrepreneur focused on launching, financing, and profitably growing early-stage digital business and information […]

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Matthew McCall

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Matthew McCall is a Partner at New World Ventures and co-founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson Portage Venture Partners. McCall has […]

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Matt Moog

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Matt Moog is the Founder & CEO of Wavetable Labs a digital business incubator, Founder & CEO of Viewpoints.com, a leading provider of […]

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Patrick James Murphy

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Dr. Murphy is the head of DePaul University’s Social Enterprise Collaborative. He is Associate Professor of Management in the Driehaus […]

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Thania Panopoulos

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Thania Panopoulos is principal of The Perissos Group, a business development consulting firm that helps entrepreneurs, leadership teams and investors […]

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Sampo Parkkinen

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Sampo Parkkinen is a Finnish startup entrepreneur, investor and early business advisor. Having started his first company at the age […]

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J.B. Pritzker

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Throughout his business, philanthropic and political involvement, Jay Robert (J.B.) Pritzker, has built a reputation as a strong leader, an […]

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Nick Rosa

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Nick Rosa is Co-founder and Managing Director of Sandbox Industries. Prior to forming Sandbox, Nick led a buyout of The […]

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Sharon Schneider

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Sharon Schneider is the founder and CEO of Moxie Jean (formerly Good Karma Clothing for Kids), a new service for […]

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Arun Sivashankaran

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Arun Sivashankaran has worked as a technology entrepreneur for over a decade, and currently spends most of his time as […]

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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 […]

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Kevin Willer

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Kevin is a Co-founder and Partner of Chicago Ventures, a seed-stage venture capital fund where he is overseeing all aspects […]

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Sam Yagan

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Sam Yagan is the Chief Executive Officer of Match, Inc., a division of IAC/InterActive Corp (Nasdaq: IACI) and co-founder of […]

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Jasen Yang

Jasen Yang is the founder and CEO of Polly Portfolio, a digital investment management firm providing user-directed global macro investment […]

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