Sprouting Business Seeds with Tech Roots to Maturity

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

February 11, 2019: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Innovative venture capitalist/entrepreneur discusses the ins and out of early stage businesses and how to realize their potential opportunities


National Louis University
Room 302
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

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National Louis University

Event Details

Successful new ventures need to resolve an enduring paradox. Charting a creative solution that writes its unique, unprecedented rules confers maximum competitive leverage. But effective execution to achieve that is imperative, for which there is no substitute for applicable experience.

Our speaker through his distinctive career experiences has excelled at bridging that gap between strategy, resources, and implementation across a variety of technologically flavored, early stage enterprises. He will speak with authority both on what makes an attractive scalable investment and how to manage daily operational issues to navigate the path to rapid growth and long term profitability.

Presentation with opening networking: February 11, 2019, 6:15-9:00 P.M.

Sponsor: Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable, West Suburban Chapter

Location: National Louis University, 850 Warrenville Road, Lisle, IL

Moderator: Greg Gocek


Entrepreneurial Roundtable Member $15.00  Fee as of 2/6/2019 $20.00 

Member Guest $15.00 Fee as of 2/6/2019 $20.00

Chicago Booth Alumni/Students $15.00 Fee as of 2/6/2019 $20.00

General Public $20.00 Fee as of 2/6/2019 $25.00


Register Online

Deadline: 2/6/2019

Speaker Profiles

Imran Ahmad (Speaker) '13
Principal, OCA Ventures

Imran has over a decade's experience financing, investing, founding and managing early stage tech and middle market companies. Prior to his current financial role as a venture capitalist, he worked in analytical and investment capacities at PayPal Mobile, JMH Capital and William Blair. As an entrepreneur, he also now handles C-suite responsibilities for Health iPASS and founded both MouseHouse and Edit Huddle. MouseHouse, a mobile platform for life science animal research management, was the winner of the Booth 2012 New Venture Challenge. He is also active in community service, having mentored inner city students for the Our Kids, Our Future project in Chicago. Imran's higher education has been entirely at U Chicago, earning his BA in Economics and MBA in Entrepreneurship and Management.


Greg Gocek, '85 
Booth ER Chairman

Other Information

Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only

No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.

• Dress is business casual.
• Select the appropriate registrant category as listed below. NB: The "restricted", no-fee category shown on the registration page is for the speaker and guests, as authorized by ER.
• Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, must do so by Wednesday, February 6. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.
Registration cancellations will be accepted until February 7, 2019 at 12:00 AM