Multi-patent holder and owner/operator of branded consumer product companies discusses his applications of cutting edge technologies and new business development techniques


National Louis University
Room 310
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, Illinois

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Event Details

Especially for start-up businesses, two of the most essential resources which can also be severely limited are time and money. To break through established competitive structures, new firms need to seize their appropriate opportunities in favorable time to market. Such efficiency also enhances the application of hard-won capital to its intended and most productive uses, also enabling pivots as conditions change.

This month, as part of our recent series of entrepreneurial adaptation enabled by emerging technologies, ER will welcome the owner/operator of several linked consumer product companies whose most diverse industry experience has included tech, energy, manufacturing and real estate, among others. Adept in the full range of private equity, venture capital, and a comprehensive range of entrepreneurial skillsets, he will explain how to effectively bootstrap from concept to sustainable profitability.


Entrepreneurial Roundtable Member $15.00

Fee as of 10/9/2019 $20.00

Member Guest $15.00

Fee as of 10/9/2019 $20.00

Chicago Booth Alumni & Students $15.00

Fee as of 10/9/2019 $20.00

General Public $20.00

Fee as of 10/9/2019


Register Online

Payment In Advance Only
No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.

• Dress is business casual.
• Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, must do so by Wednesday, October 9. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.

Registration cancellations will be accepted until Thursday, October 10, 2019 at 12:00 AM

Deadline: 10/14/2019

Speaker Profiles

Chet Baigh (Speaker)

A self-funded, serial entrepreneur who literally re-invented the wheel twice, Chet manages three wholly-owned brands he created. An inventor who writes and implements his own patent portfolio from idea to market, he also has co-founded multiple tech companies, serving as the IP architect of a new AI-based ad-delivery system and as CFO with a focus on financial modeling. As a venture capitalist, he has profitably invested into both his brands and small-cap companies, using his own funds or leveraging the funds of PE/VC entities via private placements, warrants and equity. He previously directed new business development and finance for New Generation Power, a renewable energy producer that brought to market the third largest wind project in the U.S. Chet earned his bachelor's degree with double major in economics and business management from North Central College.


Greg Gocek, '85 
Booth ER Chairman

Other Information

Pre-event networking with light refreshments in main floor lobby followed by presentation in third floor class room. Copy of presentation material posted online on ER website after the event. Please sign as an ER member, or join if you are not (no charge) prior to registering for event so that you also can receive future notices from ER directly about our upcoming activities.