Cultivating Entrepreneurship At The Polsky Center

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of Chicago

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

April 8, 2019: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Executive Director of U Chicago's Polsky Center discusses how our alma mater is enabling entrepreneurship and innovation and the ways you can be involved


National Louis University
Room 302
850 Warrenville Road
Lisle, Illinois

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Event Details

U Chicago among its manifold institutional distinctions is recognized as host for the top university accelerator program in the U.S., the Polsky Center and its expanding innovation ecosystem encompassing the entire university as well as the external community. At this program, we'll be briefed by its leader on the current priorities, evolving mission, and opportunities for both alumni and new business aspirants to draw upon and/or extend support to its diverse activities focused on entrepreneurship.


Entrepreneurial Roundtable Member $15.00 Fee as of 4/3/2019 $20.00

Member Guest $15.00 Fee as of 4/3/2019 $20.00

Chicago Booth Alumni & Students $15.00 Fee as of 4/3/2019 $20.00

General Public $20.00 Fee as of 4/3/2019 $25


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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, April 3. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.

Registration cancellations will be accepted until April 4, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Deadline: 4/8/2019

Speaker Profiles

Starr Marcello (Speaker) '17
Executive Director,, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation at U Chicago

Starr oversees the strategic development of the Polsky Center, where she has worked since 2005, and also runs the Edward L. Kaplan New Venture Challenge which has fostered 800+start-ups since 1996 including Grubhub and Braintree. She launched Polsky's I-Corps Program that helps commercialize STEM-based projects out of the UC's labs. She also teaches entrepreneurship at Booth as an adjunct assistant professor and to high school students in Chicago. She sits on the Executive Advisory Board of TechWeek and is a board member for the US Association of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. Starr earned her BA from Wesleyan U. and both her MA and MBA from U Chicago.


G Gocek, '85 
Booth ER Chairman

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