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Friday, June 27
 

11:30am

Lunch and Networking for Women's Leadership Fellows, Panelists, and Summit and Black Pass Holders

Friday June 27, 2014 11:30am - 12:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
  • Company Summit
  • Eventbase Discovery 1

12:00pm

Straight talk: How to Fund, Launch, Bootstrap and Grow a Business
Speakers
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Linda Darragh

Beyond teaching and leading the KIEI, Linda is an active member of the Chicago entrepreneurial community. She has been a long-time board member of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and ACCION Chicago. She is also a member of Illinois Task Force on Social Innovation, Entrepreneurship... Read More →
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Amanda Lannert

CEO, Jellyvision
Amanda Lannert is the Chief Executive Officer of The Jellyvision Lab and has been a key figure in driving the company’s direction since its founding in 2001. Her focus at The Jellyvision Lab is on furthering the company’s digital strategy, improving processes to better scale operations... Read More →
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Suzanne Muchin

Before launching Mind + Matter Studio, Suzanne was a founding Partner and Lead Strategist of Frequency540, a strategic communications agency that acquired the company she founded, ROI Ventures (Return on Inspiration)— a strategy firm that packaged social impact for the marketplace... Read More →
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Sheila Talton

She is a 30-year veteran in the information technology industry, and leads Gray Matter Analytics as CEO. She has successfully built consulting practices as an entrepreneur, inside of EDS and within Cisco Systems. She is an executive with experience building management teams and business... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 12:00pm - 1:00pm
VIP Lounge 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

2:30pm

Women in Tech: Defining the issues and driving solutions
Speakers
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Sabeen Ali

Co-Founder and CEO, Angel Hack
Sabeen Ali is the Co-Founder and CEO of AngelHack and it's sister non-profit Code for a Cause, the world’s largest developer ecosystem. In a past life, Sabeen has been a consult for leadership and organizational development with Kaiser Permanente, Yahoo!, Peet’s Coffee, and Cisco... Read More →
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Jayna Cooke

EVENTup
Jayna Cooke, CEO and Partner at EVENTup, is distinguished as being one of the successful sales and business development professionals in technology startups over the past decade. Growth hacking and “just getting it done” are her specialties. As the Vice President of Business... Read More →
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Tiffany Farriss

Palantir
Tiffany Farriss is the President of Chicago-based Palantir.net, which she has bootstrapped along with CEO George DeMet into an influential and still growing Web design and development firm. For Palantir, Tiffany specializes in providing project leadership and strategy through consultation... Read More →
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Brent Payne

Brent D. Payne is esteemed as one of the top SEOs in the world. Before becoming CEO of Loud Interactive, Brent cut his teeth in online marketing by working closely with well-known brands like Amazon.com, Best Buy, Chicago Tribune and Walmart.com. Brent’s industry knowledge is... Read More →
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Heidi Sullivan

Senior Vice President of Digital Content, Cision
One of PRWeek’s 40 under 40 in 2012, Heidi Sullivan is Senior Vice President of Digital Content for Cision and a self-proclaimed social media metrics nerd. She leads the company’s digital and broadcast content teams, the global research team for Cision’s media database, Cision’s... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 2:30pm - 3:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:00pm

Innovation and women's empowerment: Lessons learned
Speakers
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Sarah Doherty

Sarah is Co-Founder and CTO of TeleHealthNow, an angel-backed venture that has created the world’s first tele-robotic healthcare platform. The platform enables a virtual pool of providers to examine patients anywhere in the world in real-time. It also brings down the cost of care... Read More →
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Sue Purvis

Sue Purvis currently serves as the Outreach and Education Advisor in the Office of Innovation Development.   In this capacity she is work to expand education and assistance to the innovation and entrepreneurial community.  Prior to her current role, she was the first Innovation... Read More →
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Liz Vellojin

Liz is the founder of Argyle Search Partners, a candidate driven recruitment firm dedicated to the high-growth tech movement in Chicago. Liz moved to the city in 2004 to join an early stage start-up and played an integral role in growing the business from a $1.5 million IT recruiting... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:00pm - 3:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

3:30pm

Tech Should Be More X and Less Y: How to Leverage Our Platforms for Impact
Speakers
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Sabeen Ali

Co-Founder and CEO, Angel Hack
Sabeen Ali is the Co-Founder and CEO of AngelHack and it's sister non-profit Code for a Cause, the world’s largest developer ecosystem. In a past life, Sabeen has been a consult for leadership and organizational development with Kaiser Permanente, Yahoo!, Peet’s Coffee, and Cisco... Read More →
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Fred Hoch

Fred Hoch is the CEO of the Illinois Technology Association – a next generation trade association with over 600 member companies with a focus on being a strategic development arm for its members. Under his leadership, ITA is relentless in championing the growth of technology and... Read More →
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Melinda Kramer

Melinda is CEO of KloudVentures LLC, a think tank and consultancy focused on new ideas and solving problems in the world at large. For 11 years prior, Melinda was CTO at Grosvenor Capital Management, a large global alternative investments firm. Melinda has spent her career in rapidly... Read More →
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Howard Tullman

1871
Howard A. Tullman is the CEO of 1871 – where digital startups get their start and the General Managing Partner of G2T3V, LLC and of Chicago High Tech Investment Partners. He is a member of Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago NEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils and of Governor Quinn’s Illinois... Read More →


Friday June 27, 2014 3:30pm - 4:00pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654