Conference

Second Annual Incubate Illinois Conference

Event Date

July 12, 2017

Location

311 South Wacker Conference Center
Chicago, Illinois

Description

Please join us for the Second Annual Incubate Illinois Conference.

Learn how:

  • Startups across Chicago accelerate their growth in one of the city's many incubators
  • New companies can receive investments from Illinois’ new “Growth Funds”
  • Early stage companies can learn from the success and failures of other enterprisers

Register

The Conference schedule is as follows:

1:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

 

REGISTRATION

 

1:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

 

 

INTRODUCTORY KEYNOTE: The Future of Chicago Startups, Incubators, and Growth
Presented by Fred Hoch, Executive Chairman, ITA and Founder and General Partner, TechNexus Venture Collaborative

 

2:00 p.m. - 2:50 p.m.                          

 

 

 

 

        

PANEL DISCUSSION: The Midwest FinTech Revolution 
Moderated by Andrew Goldstein, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Panelists:

  • Colleen Wilson, Founder & CEO of Collaborate Chicago and Co-Chair, FinTEx Women in Fintech Group

  • E.J. Reedy, Director of the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, The University of Chicago Booth School of Business

  • George Vukotich, Co-Founder of FinTank

3:00 p.m. - 3:50 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Chicago Early Stage Company Founders:
“Bridging the Gap between Idea and Reality”
Moderated by Meghan Tepas, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Panelists:

  • Jami Youmans, MHA, Founder and Managing Partner, VantEdge One Group

  • Ravin Gandhi, CEO and Founder, GMM Nonstick Coatings

  • Lisa Carrel, Co-Founder and Chief Sales Officer, Proxfinity

  • Jeffrey Dirrenberger, CEO/Founder, Vault Innovation

4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

PANEL DISCUSSION: Illinois’ $220M Growth and Innovation Fund and How You Can Participate
Moderated by Rita Garry, Freeborn & Peters LLP

Panelists:

  • Chris McCrory, Vice President, 50 South Capital – Program Administrator

  • Nathan Brown, Managing Director, Wind Point Partners – Participating Investment Fund

  • James Lynch, Head of Chicago Office, Public Pension Capital – Participating Investment Fund

5:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.                         

 

CLOSING KEYNOTE: Next Steps for Chicago and Illinois
Presented by Scott Kitun, CEO and Host of Technori

 

5:30 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

 

RECEPTION: Pazzo's at 311
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