Karthic Athreya


Karthic Athreya is Product and Marketing leader with expertise in software monetization, product portfolio strategy, development and downstream execution. His […]

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Connie Capone


Connie Capone is currently the President of GreenOhm.  Prior to GreenOhm, she was the CEO of ePropertyData, a software data […]

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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 […]


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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Jennifer Chan


Dr. Jennifer Chan is the Director of Global Emergency Medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Northwestern Feinberg School […]

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Jim Deters


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


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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Jeff Eschbach


Jeff Eschbach is the CEO and founder of Page Vault, a startup in the legal tech space, and previously served […]


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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Nicholas Evans


Nicholas is the founder of dsgn_co.  Nicholas works at the intersection of social research, business strategy, and design. He helps […]

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Jason Fried


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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David Gardner


David Gardner is the co-founder of ColorJar, a digital agency of strategists, designers, and technology developers who produce select projects they […]

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Deepak Goel


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

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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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Troy Henikoff


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

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Bernhard Kappe


As founder and CEO of Pathfinder, Bernhard applies lean startup principles and agile development to launch successful products. As a […]

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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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Paul LeFort

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Paul LeFort has over 30 years management consulting experience as a Senior Partner at Deloitte Consulting providing strategy, operations and […]


Iain Lopata


Iain Lopata is an information technology executive with 30 years experience planning, delivering and managing in complex environments. Iain is […]

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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


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


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 […]


Tom Quisel


Tom Quisel is a Technical Strategy and Data Science consultant based in Santa Barbara. He has 10 years of experience […]


Jochen Renz


Prior to founding SalesEnablers Joe served as the Vice President of Sales Enablement at CA Technologies. Across his 19+ year […]

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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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Arun Sivashankaran


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

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Steven Walker


Steven is the head of platform experience at Quirky.  He was the first designer at Groupon (~25th employee) and scaled the […]


Michael Wyman


Michael is responsible for client development and project execution in the firm’s technology and private equity and venture capital practices.

Michael’s […]

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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 […]


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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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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