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Thursday, April 26

"AR in the Real World" Featuring Tracey Wiedmeyer, Co-Founder, InContext Solutions

SG Fireside Chat

Tracey helped develop the industry’s first web-based virtual market research platform. Tracey has over 14 years of experience developing technology platforms that have driven growth in a wide range of industries, including insurance and banking services as well as the mortgage underwriting industry.

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Thursday, May 10

What it Takes for Women Founders to Raise Capital

SG Fireside Chat

This month we feature Cayla Weisberg who is a partner at InvestHER Ventures, a Chicago based VC fund that invests in female entrepreneurs with early-stage software companies.

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Thursday, June 14

Cryptocurrency: A Fad or Investment Opportunity? with Matthew Roszak Chairman & Co-Founder of Bloq

SG Fireside Chat

Matthew Roszak is a renowned blockchain investor, entrepreneur and advocate. Mr. Roszak is chairman and co-founder of Bloq, a leading blockchain technology company and the creators of Metronome, a next generation cryptocurrency. Mr. Roszak is also founding partner of Tally Capital, a private investment firm focused on cryptocurrencies and blockchain-enabled technology.

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Past Events

"WTF is Blockchain and Why Should I Care" Featuring Dan Novaes, Co-founder & CEO, Current

"WTF is Blockchain and Why Should I Care" Featuring Dan Novaes, Co-founder & CEO, Current

Dhruv Saxena, Co-Founder & CEO, ShipBob

Dhruv Saxena, Co-Founder & CEO, ShipBob

Andrew Sieja, Founder, Relativity (fka kCura)

Andrew Sieja, Founder, Relativity (fka kCura)

Holiday Bash Featuring Startup F*ckups

Holiday Bash Featuring Startup F*ckups

Juha Koponen, CEO & Co-founder, Swap.com

Juha Koponen, CEO & Co-founder, Swap.com

Adam Robinson, Co-founder and CEO of Hireology

Adam Robinson, Co-founder and CEO of Hireology

Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder & COO, BenchPrep

Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder & COO, BenchPrep

Shane Jones, Co-founder, Fooda

Shane Jones, Co-founder, Fooda

Launch Party - Summer 2017

Launch Party - Summer 2017

Mark Achler (MATH Venture Partners)

Mark Achler (MATH Venture Partners)

Genevieve Thiers (SitterCity, New Founders)

Genevieve Thiers (SitterCity, New Founders)

Harry Gottlieb (Jellyvision)

Harry Gottlieb (Jellyvision)

Bill Burnett (LinkedIn)

Bill Burnett (LinkedIn)

Brad Weisberg (Snapsheet)

Brad Weisberg (Snapsheet)

Jeff Carter (West Loop Ventures)

Jeff Carter (West Loop Ventures)

Jason Weingarten (Yello)

Jason Weingarten (Yello)

Ross Petersen (Blitsy)

Ross Petersen (Blitsy)

Kayne Grau (DRIVIN)

Kayne Grau (DRIVIN)

AC HOTELS UNPACKED (AN EVENING WITH SANDY ABRAMS)

AC HOTELS UNPACKED (AN EVENING WITH SANDY ABRAMS)

Mark Lawrence (SpotHero)

Mark Lawrence (SpotHero)

Nin Desai (NIN Ventures)

Nin Desai (NIN Ventures)

Scott Wilson (MINIMAL, NIKE)

Scott Wilson (MINIMAL, NIKE)

Raaja Nemani (Bucketfeet)

Raaja Nemani (Bucketfeet)

Global Conference + AC Hotels (Free Live Streaming)

Global Conference + AC Hotels (Free Live Streaming)

Global Conference + AC Hotels (Free Live Streaming)

Global Conference + AC Hotels (Free Live Streaming)

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Mary Grove (Google for Entrepreneurs)

Thom Kozik (Marriott)

Thom Kozik (Marriott)

Ryan Kunkel (Red Frog Events)

Ryan Kunkel (Red Frog Events)

Kristi Ross (dough, Inc)

Kristi Ross (dough, Inc)

Kent Nielsen (Fort Knox Studios)

Kent Nielsen (Fort Knox Studios)

Paul Lee (Lightbank, Roniin)

Paul Lee (Lightbank, Roniin)

Jai Shekhawat (Fieldglass)

Jai Shekhawat (Fieldglass)

Bryan Johnson (Braintree & OS Fund)

Bryan Johnson (Braintree & OS Fund)

Desiree Vargas Wrigley (GiveForward)

Desiree Vargas Wrigley (GiveForward)

Mike McGee (The Starter League)

Mike McGee (The Starter League)

George Bousis (Raise)

George Bousis (Raise)

Marc Kiven (Signal)

Marc Kiven (Signal)

Al Goldstein (AvantCredit.com)

Al Goldstein (AvantCredit.com)

David Kalt (OptionsXpress & Reverb.com)

David Kalt (OptionsXpress & Reverb.com)

Charles Adler (Kickstarter)

Charles Adler (Kickstarter)

Logan LaHive (Belly)

Logan LaHive (Belly)

Shawn Riegsecker (Centro)

Shawn Riegsecker (Centro)

Andrew Geant (WyzAnt)

Andrew Geant (WyzAnt)

Talia Mashiach (Eved)

Talia Mashiach (Eved)

Jake Nickell (Threadless)

Jake Nickell (Threadless)

Chuck Templeton (OpenTable, Impact Engine)

Chuck Templeton (OpenTable, Impact Engine)

Ethan Austin (GiveForward)

Ethan Austin (GiveForward)

Rishi Shah (ContextMedia)

Rishi Shah (ContextMedia)

Hunter Hillenmeyer (OverDog)

Hunter Hillenmeyer (OverDog)

Emerson Spartz (Spartz Inc.)

Emerson Spartz (Spartz Inc.)

Genevieve Thiers (Sittercity)

Genevieve Thiers (Sittercity)

Jeff Hyman (Retrofit)

Jeff Hyman (Retrofit)

Uzi Shmilovici (Base CRM)

Uzi Shmilovici (Base CRM)

Howard Tullman (Tribeca Flashpoint Academy)

Howard Tullman (Tribeca Flashpoint Academy)

Seyi Fabode (Power2Switch)

Seyi Fabode (Power2Switch)

Justyn Howard (Sprout Social)

Justyn Howard (Sprout Social)

Jason Fried (Co-Founder and CEO 37signals)

Jason Fried (Co-Founder and CEO 37signals)

Jeff Hoffman Serial Entrepreneur (Priceline.com, uBid.com, ColorJar)

Jeff Hoffman Serial Entrepreneur (Priceline.com, uBid.com, ColorJar)

Ross Kimbarovsky (Co-Founder of crowdSPRING)

Ross Kimbarovsky (Co-Founder of crowdSPRING)

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Tom Denison

Tom Denison

Chicago Director
Aaron Levy

Aaron Levy

Chicago Co-Director
Madeline Ulivieri

Madeline Ulivieri

Co-Director

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