The Ultimate Bootstrapping: How to Start and Run a Company While Still Employed

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

June 10, 2013: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

The Ultimate Bootstrapping: Get insights from the trenches.


Gleacher Center
6th Floor, room 600
450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr
Chicago, Illinois

Driving Directions:

Parking: 201 E. Illinois St. (NBC Tower Surface Lot, just North of the NBC building)
300 E. Illinois St. (AMC Theater-River East Self Park Garage, entrance just next [East] of PJ Clarks)

Event Details

If you are working, studying, or even staying at home with kids, you may have dreamed of starting a company. However, you thought it would be impossible because you did not have the time, the money, or just plain simple, you cannot leave whatever else that you are doing.

Fear no further, it is possible to do it and many individuals have done it successfully for long periods of time, while attending to other work. So, if you are wondering how others get their companies going, come to our event on June 10th and get the real perspective on it!

We will have at least two entrepreneurs and one business adviser on our panel helping you understand all the nuances that go into creating and running a firm, while bootstrapped (with your own money).


Early Bird Discount: $5.00, if you register by Thursday, June 6th!

Fee before or on 6/6/2013:

$15.00 for Chicago Booth Alumni, Students, Staff, and Faculty (same fee for the greater University of Chicago)
$20.00 for General public

Event Sponsor: $500.00

Fee after Thursday, 6/6/2013 (if you miss the Early Bird discount):

$20.00 for Chicago Booth Alumni, Students, Staff, and Faculty (same fee for the greater University of Chicago)
$25.00 for General public

Event Sponsor: $750.00

Walk-ins are welcome!
Admission fee at the door, if not pre-registered:
Booth and University affiliation- $35.00
General public- $40.00


Register Online

Registration: is Required for the preferential fee (at door is much higher, see above)
Payment: Payment in Advance only for the preferential fee
Cancellation: before June 7th, at 8am (have to place the catering order by that day)

Actual Registration is available until before the event.
Registration Deadline (Thur, June 6th) is for the early bird discount of $5.

Walk-ins are welcome! (much higher fee if not pre-registered)

Light appetizers and one drink are included. Cash bar will also be available.

Deadline: 6/10/2013


6:00 PM-6:45 PM: People-tarteged Networking with the Boost of

6:45 PM-8:15 PM: Featured Program

8:15 PM-9:00 PM: More Learning, Connections, and Self-promotion Opportunities

Speaker Profiles

Katie Das (Speaker) '03
CEO, Das Foods

Katie Das '03 is the CEO of, a gourmet chocolate manufacturer with the explicit goal of providing delicious products to everyone with at least one sweet tooth.

Jay Dias (Speaker)
CEO, EventBin

Jay Dias is the CEO of, a free online coupon organizer that is making it ease for consumers to bridge the gap between coupons, dates, and not having to carry them around and manage them.

Gail Golden (Speaker)
Principal, Gail Golden Consulting

As a psychologist and consultant for over twenty years, she has developed deep expertise in helping businesses to build better leaders. Her experience as an entrepreneur, business owner,

Emil Koulov (Moderator) '09
Strategy and Implementation, GoAnalytix and


Emil Koulov 

Other Information

Hosted by your @CBERTD Chairs: Emil Koulov and Enrique Posse