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Thursday, June 26
 

1:30pm

State of Innovation in Chicago: Entrepreneurs, Officials, and Venture Capitalists Join for a Roundtable Discussion
Speakers
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Brenna Berman

Chicago Department of Innovation and Technology (DoIT) Commissioner and CIO, Brenna Berman joined the Emanuel administration in 2011 as Deputy Budget Director focused on enterprise initiatives and performance management. After a year in that role, Brenna transitioned to DoIT as 1st... 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 →
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Craig Ulliott

Belly
Craig Ulliott is a British-born serial technologist and entrepreneur currently serving as VP of Product and CTO at Belly. Craig’s list of services and companies he’s built or founded include Card Creator, Ohaso Limited, Where I’ve Been, SocialKaty Inc, and now Belly. Craig... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 1:30pm - 2:00pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

How to Put Together an Advisory Board: Lessons for Startups
Moderators
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Denise Ching

UIC
Denise is Director of the Illinois SBDC at UIC. In directing the Illinois SBDC she creates comprehensive programs for assisting people with creating and growing startups. Prior to joining UIC, she directed the Illinois SBDC at ICNC. While at ICNC she managed the organization’s revolving... Read More →

Speakers
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Larry Abrams

Founder and President, Abrams Trading Group
Lawrence Abrams, a 28 year member of The Chicago Board of Trade/CME is the Founder and President of Abrams Trading Group, a registered Commodity Trading Advisor and Commodity Pool Operator. The firm focuses on identifying and correcting inefficiencies within financial markets. Currently... Read More →
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Marc Grens

Partner, RCM Financial Services
Marc has over 13 years of financial services and business experience ranging from portfolio management, trading, brokerage, investment research, sales and marketing to executive management, business strategy, product development, and entrepreneurship.  Presently, Marc is a partner... Read More →
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Robert Okabe

Managing Director, RPX Group
Robert Okabe is a Managing Director of RPX Group where he leads the firm’s efforts to commercialize innovative technologies from universities and corporations.  He is past President and a Trustee of the Angel Resource Institute, a non-profit devoted to educating investors and entrepreneurs... Read More →
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Maria Pinto

Founder, M2057
Maria Pinto is an American fashion designer and artist. In fall 2013 she successfully raised $270,00 on Kickstarter to launch M2057 by Maria Pinto, a ready-to-wear collection for women featuring fashions inspired by urban architecture and design. She has dressed some of the world’s... Read More →


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 4:30pm
4. Skype Campfire Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654

4:00pm

Knowledge Bar: VentureUP Office Hours with Chicago VCs
Your chance to discuss anything with VCs from Pritzker Group, Sandbox, Jump Capital, and Anderson Pacific.


Thursday June 26, 2014 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Knowledge Bar 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Saturday, June 28
 

2:00pm

Building Online Businesses: A Discussion with Chicago's E-Commerce Leaders
Moderators
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Pat McGann

Managing Director, Prolific Interactive
Pat McGann is the Managing Director of the Strategy Led Mobile Agency, Prolific Interactive. Prolific is a mobile agency that loves making awesome products for other people and ourselves. Pat has been fortunate enough to work with awesome partners including: Threadless, ModCloth... Read More →

Speakers
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Michael Alter

The Tie Bar, CEO
Michael Alter is the Chief Executive Officer of The Tie Bar, LLC.  Founded a decade ago on the premise that a well‐made tie shouldn’t cost a fortune, The Tie Bar has become the #1 e‐commerce destination for stylish men's accessories. Previously, Michael was a co-founder and... Read More →
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Molly Garris

Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide
Molly Garris is a Digital Strategy Director for Leo Burnett and Arc Worldwide, a creative advertising agency based in Chicago. She is the agency's in-house mobile marketing subject matter expert, and since joining the agency in 2009, Molly has been instrumental in activating successful... Read More →
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Ross Petersen

Ross Petersen is a Co-Founder of Blitsy, a venture-backed e-commerce company vertically focused on serving the $30B Arts and Crafts market.  Previous to Blitsy, Ross was Co-Founder of ScrapHD, a SaaS platform that was acquired by the world’s largest Arts and Crafts retailer, Michaels... Read More →
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Ryan Petersen

Ryan Petersen is a Co-Founder of Blitsy, a venture-backed e-commerce company vertically focused on serving the $30B Arts and Crafts market.  Previous to Blitsy, Ryan was Co-Founder of ScrapHD, a SaaS platform that was acquired by the world’s largest Arts and Crafts retailer, Michaels... Read More →
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Brad Wilson

Brad's Deals
Brad Wilson is the Founder & Editor-in-Chief of BradsDeals.com. Brad started BradsDeals in 2001 as a poor college student to show his friends and fellow students how to save money using tips and tricks online. Brad Wilson is a nationally-known savings expert and professional bargain-hunter... Read More →


Saturday June 28, 2014 2:00pm - 2:30pm
1. Summit Stage 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL 60654