Entrepreneurial Re-Invention- A Mid-Life IPO

Entrepreneurial Roundtable

January 18, 2016: 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM

Cofounder of a recent new business launch described by its lead underwriter as "one of the most successful IPOs no one ever heard of" discusses creating and building a new venture.


Rev3 Innovation Center
1120 E. Diehl Road
Naperville, Illinois

Event Details

What could be a viable next step for a successful knowledge professional whose employer was sold out from under him? Perhaps founding a firm about whose envisioned products and potential customers within a tradition-bound industry he knows little, if anything?


Our speaker's story will show the power of a good idea, backed by meticulous research on the opening available for technological transformation of business practice. It can serve as a possible blueprint for Chicagoland's renewed via business creation, playing to traditional strengths in b-to-b sales and the streamlining of back-office operations. And confirms the successful entrepreneurial playbook truly lacks any page detailing how to take no for an answer.


Booth alumni, faculty and students:  $15 thru Jan 13, then $20.

General public:  $20 thru Jan 13, then $25.


Register Online

• Dress is business casual

Deadline: 1/18/2016


6:15 PM-7:00 PM: Networking with light refreshments

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Presentation

Speaker Profiles

William Eichorn (Speaker)
Former EVP, Textura, Textura

Eichorn together with two partners founded Textura, a leading provider of collaborative software for the construction industry that was one of Chicago's fastest growing firms when he retired from the firm in 2015. Prior to Textura, he was a partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers, a consultant for McKinsey & Company, a senior strategy partner for Computer Sciences Corp. and a systems engineering manager at IBM. He earned his BA at Brandeis University and MBA at University of Chicago Booth School.


Greg Gocek, '85