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Chicago - Apr 25, 2012

Chicago continues to expand its imprint in the high-tech start-up space, with innovators and entrepreneurs developing variations of think tanks that sprawl over the city. Programs ranging from the first Chicago Ideas Week in October 2011 to the annual New Venture Challenge sponsored by Chicago Booth’s Polsky Center, bring these bright and eager minds together to craft start-ups that have become household names. What has made Chicago such a compelling incubator for start-ups and how do the major players see Chicago’s presence evolving? With change in the economic environment and legislation as the only constant, what new challenges do entrepreneurs face? How can you leverage the discoveries and epiphanies of fellow entrepreneurs?

Join a discussion with Chicago Booth alumni and tech entrepreneurs in Chicago who will share their expertise and perspective on the current conditions as well as their views on the future.


Opening Networking
6:30 - 7 p.m.

Panel and Q&A
7 - 8:30 p.m.

8:30 - 9 p.m.


Jason Heltzer, '02
General Partner, OCA Ventures

Seyi Fabode, '10
Co-Founder and CEO, Power2Switch Inc.

Ashish Rangnekar, '11
Co-Founder and CEO, BenchPrep

Steve Sanger, '05
VP of Business Development, Grubhub

Kevin Willer, '10
Chief Executive Officer, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center


Chicago Booth - Gleacher Center
450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive
Chicago, Illinois