Alumni

Special Evening with Prof. Scott Meadow

Chicago Booth Alumni Club of the United Kingdom

Chicago Booth Alumni Relations

September 12, 2019: 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Start up or Step Off? Making a Successful Transition to Entrepreneurship

Join us for a Special Evening with Scott F. Meadow, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth. 

Where

Chicago Booth London Campus
Woolgate Exchange, 1st floor
25 Basinghall Street
London, United Kingdom

Event Details

Start up or Step Off? Making a Successful Transition to Entrepreneurship

Scott Meadow is a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an expert in the field of private equity and venture capital. He has more than 30 years of experience as a general partner with four successful venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and Edgewater Funds. During his career, he has approved hundreds of equity financings in all sectors of the private equity and venture capital Industry, been active in fundraising, and has personally led, originated, or created more than sixty investments in a wide range of industries including healthcare services companies, consumer services and retail companies, as well as companies enhanced by the internet.

On 12 September at Chicago Booth in London, Professor Scott F. Meadow will discuss his notions on how to make a successful transition into the entrepreneurial world - whether the goal is to be an investor, founder or a participant in a private equity or venture-capital sponsored portfolio company. Special emphasis will be provided on how to pivot to a new career path that is both economically safe and strategically logical given your professional history. Join Professor Meadow as he gives guidance on doing something you love, whilst still paying the bills.

Program
19:00 Registration
19:30 Program and Q&A
20:30 Networking Reception

Cost

General £25
Chicago Booth Alumni £20
Chicago Booth Students free
UChicago Alumni £20
UChicago Parents £20
US Alumni Club Members £20
Prospective Students £25

Registration

Register Online

Deadline: 9/12/2019

Speaker Profiles

Scott F. Meadow (Speaker)
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, Chicago Booth

Since 1982, Scott Meadow has been a principal investor in the private equity industry. He is the 2011 recipient of the Richard J. Daley Award. The Daley Medal acknowledges a single individual who has given direct and extraordinary support to the state of Illinois by participating in or being an advocate for the venture capital and private equity industry.

Professor Meadow has held the position of Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business since 2000. He was awarded the 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005 Phoenix Prize and The Faculty Excellence Award in 2010. He was designated by Business Week's "Guide to the Best Business Schools" (2003, 8th edition) and (2005, 9th edition) as one of the outstanding entrepreneurial professors in the country. Professor Meadow has taught 8000 students at Chicago Booth, in Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity, Commercializing Innovation (which he created), the New Venture Challenge, and is the faculty advisor for the Venture Capital Investment Competition.

Scott has over 25 years' experience as a general partner with four venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and most recently with the Edgewater Funds, where he remains a Senior Advisor. Over the course of his career, Scott has approved hundreds of equity financings, been active in fundraising and has personally led, originated or created more than sixty investments including two dozen healthcare services companies, over a dozen consumer services and retail companies, as well as companies enhanced by the Internet. Scott has been recognized by Venture One as one of the outstanding healthcare investors in the industry, and is a testifying expert witness.

Representative investments include Coventry Corporation, HEALTHSOUTH, Sunrise Assisted Living, Sunrise International, Managed Health Network, Aspen Education Services, Pathology Partners, Heritage Healthcare, MedPartners, The Sports Authority, CompUSA and Staples. Scott recently served on the board of directors of National Equipment Services (NASDAQ: NLEQ) during its emergence from Chapter 11 and Barrier Safe Systems. He currently serves on the Board of Invenergy, GenerationOne and is an advisor to Anka Associates a Private Equity firm focused on Turkey.

Professor Meadow earned his A.B. Magna Cum Laude from Harvard College and his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

Questions

Jenny Eriksson