Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Booth with Professor Scott Meadow



Chicago Booth Alumni Club of San Francisco

May 21, 2014: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Professor Scott Meadow will provide an update on the changing landscape of entrepreneurship and innovation at Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago.


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Financial District
San Francisco, California

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Off of Embarcadero BART/MUNI

Event Details

Professor Scott Meadow, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship, will provide an update on the changing landscape of entrepreneurship and innovation at Chicago Booth and the University of Chicago including the expansion of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, the launch of the Chicago Innovation Exchange, and the creation of the UChicago Innovation Fund. Starr Marcello, Director and COO of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship at Booth, will also be on hand to share current initiatives and recent successes at Polsky. This event is hosted by Stuart Peterson, '95, President and Founder of ARTIS Ventures, and Jeff Sheedy, '95, Director of International Marketing at ARTIS Ventures in San Francisco.




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Registration required by May 19 per building security requirements. Walk-ins not permitted as all attendees must be registered with security.

Deadline: 5/19/2014


6:30 PM-7:00 PM: Registration, Networking, and Reception

7:00 PM-8:00 PM: Presentation and Q&A

8:00 PM-8:30 PM: Networking Reception

Speaker Profiles

Professor Scott Meadow (Speaker)

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.

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


Alex Cantero