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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 […]


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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Dennis Barsema

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Dennis Barsema is an entrepreneur and instructor at Northern Illinois University College of Business. He was previously the CEO of […]


Jeffrey Carter


Jeffrey Carter was the co-founder of Hyde Park Angels. He is a former member of the CME Board of Directors […]

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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 […]

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John DeBlasio


John DeBlasio is Founder and Executive Director of the GPD Charitable Trust as well as Managing Partner of Bootstrap-Capital LLC. […]

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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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Jim Dugan

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Jim Dugan is the Chief Executive Officer, Co-Founder and Managing Partner of OCA Ventures. Prior to co-founding OCA Ventures in […]

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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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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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Sam Guren

Sam has been in the venture capital/private equity industry since 1975. He has been involved in investments in Yoplait’s US entry […]


Laurence K. Hayward


Laurence K. Hayward is a partner at Independence Equity, an early-stage venture fund that invests in technologies that promote the […]

Paul Grossinger

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


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


Brian Hand

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


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. […]


Ryan Jeffery


Ryan Jeffery is an experienced entrepreneur, investor and advisor. He is the co-founder of an early stage stealth company focused […]

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Kevin Jones


Kevin Jones, co-founder and convener of Social Capital Markets, creates information businesses inside emerging markets. He believes that markets emerge […]

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Jeff Keller


Jeff Keller is a Principal at TK Capital, LLC, and before that spent the past 8 years with MacLean-Fogg Company, […]

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Eric Langshur


Eric Langshur is a co-founder of Abundant Venture Partners. Prior to co-founding the partnership, Eric was Founder and Chairman of Rise […]

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Deb Lenart


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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Bart Loethen


Bart is a founding Partner of Synergy Law Group (May 2000) and has a background that has enabled him to […]

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E. Jeffrey Lyons


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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Bret Maxwell


Bret is a Managing General Partner at MK Capital, which manages over $250 million in two venture capital funds that […]

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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 […]

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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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Andrew Swinand


Andrew Swinand is a co-founder of Abundant Venture Partners. Prior to forming Abundant Venture Partners, Andrew was president at Starcom MediaVest […]


Kevin Willer


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


Michael Wyman


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

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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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