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Saturday, February 23, 2013 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM


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Networking Social
Debonair Social Club from 6:30pm - 8:30pm say Glappitnova at the door.
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Josh Tsui (Design)
Joshua Tsui is currently the Founder and President of Robomodo, a videogame development studio in Chicago. A fixture in the Chicago game development scene for 20 years, he has directed internationally leading game franchises such as Tony Hawk, Fight Night, Mortal Kombat and WWE. He has been in key leading positions in major companies such as Electronic Arts and Midway Games and founded two game studios, Studio Gigante and Robomodo, all in Chicago bringing in diverse talent from around the world. Check out what Tsui has to say from 6:10pm – 6:20pm at Lomography located at 1422 N Milwaukee . More info at
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Marc Uible (Community)
Marc Uible is the Director of The Numbered Days, is which known for taking a different approach to community events for the young professionals. Whether it's being named one of Chicago's Parties of the year by The Huffington Post or having a massive water balloon toss at summer block parties, Marc is that community guy. Check out what Uible has to say about The Numbered Days and how creativity influences him at The Boring Store from 6:20pm - 6:30pm located at 1331 N Milwaukee. More information on Uible can be found at
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Tom Cullen (Technology)
Tom Cullen is the Co-Founder of LaunchPad Lab, which is a web development company that has built software for The Chicago Ideas Week website and more. After creating two trading firms he decided it was time to learn how to code. That is exactly what he did, and he currently helps out with The Starter League held inside 1871 Chicago. Check out what Cullen has to say about LaunchPad Lab and the power and influences of creativity at The SIlver Room from 5:40pm - 5:50pm located at 1442 N Milwaukee. More information on Cullen can be found at
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Brittany Applegate (Community)
Brittany Applegate is the Creator of The Connect Chicago formerly known as "The Connect", which is a multicultural professional networking event focused on connecting young professionals with established professionals. Marketing and branding is something she knows very well, and is great for giving Branding 101 tips featured on The Boss Network. "You must consider yourself as the S.ugar H.oney I.ced T.ea!" Check out what Applegate has to say about The Connect Chicago, and how creativity influences her at The Boring Store from 7:00pm - 7:10pm located at 1331 N Milwaukee. More information on Applegate can be found at
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Ryan Dorris (Lifestyles)
Ryan Doris is an IFPA Pro Bodybuilder, fitness model, and sponsored athlete for SciVation. The well spoken Boolingbrook native has exploded on the bodybuilding circuit and is using experiences to inspire others. Check out what Doris has to say about his life experiences, and the power of creativity at The SIlver Room from 6:00pm - 6:10pm located at 1442 N Milwaukee. More information on Doris can be found at
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Boy Illinois (Music)
Boy Illinois is one of Chicago's upcoming musical artist, and has created a huge buzz for himself. This former Illini has been featured on plenty of certified music blogs, to interviews with Sway for Karmaloop Tv.  Before heading off to perform at the South By Southwest musical festival, he will be sharing a story on how creativity influences him at The Silver Room from 5:20pm - 5:30pm located at 1442 N Milwaukee. Check out more information on Boy Illinois at 
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Dan Salls (Innovation)
Dan Salls is the owner of The Salsa Truck, which is Chicago's first full-service food truck.  This former financial analysts of Wells Fargo, quit his high paying job to pursue his dream of operating a food truck with no previous restaurant experience. Check out what Salls has to say about The Salsa Truck, being an entrepreneur, and how creativity influences him at The SIlver Room from 6:20pm - 6:30pm located at 1442 N Milwaukee. More information on Salls can be found at
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Gabrielle Aguirre (Community)
Gabrielle Aguirre is the White Sox Coordinator of Community Relations. Whether it's participating in fashion shows to conducting massive community events, the common denominator in this equation is execution. Check out what Aguirre has to say about marketing and diversity within a community, and how creativity influences her at Black Sheep Bar from 6:10pm - 6:20pm located at 1415 N Milwaukee. More information on Aguirre can be found at
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Marc Moran (Lifestyles)
Marc Christopher Moran is the Co-Founder of RSVP Gallery, Partner of Superfun, and artist of many talents. You may have seen his work throughout the blogosphere, or viewed him in various magazine campaigns. Moran is one hell of a creative brander and can turn drinking warm salt water into a movement. Check out what Marc has to say on how creativity influences him at Lomography from 5:50pm - 6:00pm located at 1422 N Milwaukee. More information on Moran can be found at
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Montana Crady (Design)
Montana Crady is the Model Shop Manager for Solomon Cordwell Buenz Architects. Before buildings can be built they go through a series of presentations and internal design developments. He helps make this process come together through the construction of scaled models and more. Check out what Crady has to say about design, and how creativity influences him at Black Sheep Bar from 6:30pm - 6:40pm located at 1415 N Milwaukee. More information on Crady can be found at
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1Facewatch (Innovation)
Ifacewatch is changing the world one face at a time. They have raised over $350,000 through crowd funding and has been featured on countless of magazines and media outlets. Each colored watch represents a cause ranging from creating wells in Rwanda to providing food in developing countries. Check out what 1facewatch has to say about the journey and how creativity influences them at Black Sheep Bar from 6:50pm - 7:00pm located at 1415 N Milwaukee. More information on 1facewatch can be found at
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Priya Shah (Community)
Priya Shah is the Co-Founder of The Simple Good, which is a worldwide photo sharing blog. Shah was also the creator and brainchild behind the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign's first Business Diversity Conference back in 2007. This corporate savvy social entrepreneur is on a journey to bring good to the world. Check out what Shah has to say about The Simple Good and how creativity influences her at Lomography from 5:10pm - 5:20pm located at 1422 N Milwaukee. More information on Shah can be found at
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Tara Flocco (Music)
Music Dealers' Director of Public Relations, Tara Flocco is a firm believer that "curiosity is the cornerstone of creativity." Rejecting the status quo, consistently asking the right questions, and some good ole' fashioned hustle are among the guiding principles of the world's most disruptive digital music solution: Music Dealers. Through partnerships with some of the top global brands and entertainment companies like Coca-Cola, Disney, Bacardi, MTV, HBO, CBS and many more, Music Dealers has opened up a new route for its over 20,000 breakthrough indie artists to gain the exposure, funding and distribution necessary to propel their careers to the next level. Check out what she has to say at The Silver Room from 6:30pm to 6:40pm. More information at
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Jennifer Walling (Community)
The Illinois Environmental Council serves as the eyes, ears, and voice of the environmental community in Springfield, representing a coalition of nearly sixty environmental organizations before the Illinois State Legislature. As executive director,Jennifer Walling is responsible for lobbying and policy activities, fundraising, staff management, and outreach and education efforts. Check out what Walling has to say at from 7:00pm - 7:10pm at The Boring Store, located at 1331 N Milwaukee Ave. More information at
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Jessica Williams (Technology)
During high school, Jessica L. Williams was presented with a rare opportunity to intern for SDI, a national systems integrator, and it exposed her to a career in technology that she would have never considered otherwise. After working in the industry for over 10 years, Jessica recognized that most people view tech as another four-letter word, especially women. She wanted to create services that made technology fun, simple, and appealing to women in the workforce; and in April 2011, Jessica created digital consultancy Tech Biz Gurl (TBG). Along with continuing to work at SDI, as TBG, Jessica helps women-owned businesses realize their online dreams by conquering frustrations with online software, websites, apps, social media, and much more. Check out what Williams has to say about Tech Biz Burl and how creativity influences her at The Boring Store from 6:00pm - 6:10pm located at 1331 N Milwaukee. More information on Williams can be found at
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Michael Leach (Community)
Operations is his specialty and current Chicago Bear assistant to the head coach Michael Leach knows how to make it happen. Check out what Leach has to say about what he does and how creativity influences him at The Boring Store from 6:40pm - 6:50pm located at 1331 N Milwaukee. More information on Leach can be found at
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Jeannette Pawula (Community)
Being named one of Chicago Now's Top 11 Chicagoan to Watch in 2013, to participating on The Bachelor Season 9, LUXE Files 2012 20 Inspirational Chicagoans, hosting massive networking events, and more, Jeannette Cherie Pawula is one of Chicago's movers and shakers. She is the Founder and Executive Director of Charity4life, which is a non-profit for providing resources to rehabilitate street kids worldwide. Check out what Pawula has to say about Charity4life and the how creativity influences her at The Silver Room from 7:00pm - 7:10pm located at 1442 N Milwaukee. More information on Pawula can be found at
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Piper Robbins
Southern Indiana breed but studied in San Francisco Piper Robbins opened the Lomography Gallery store Chicago by starting at Lomography as an intern. Working her way up from intern, to sales staff, to teaching and writing workshops and now opened the first Midwest Lomography Gallery Store. This avid analogue photographer is very passionate to work and believe in Lomography. Lomography has changed the future of analogue photography and she proud to say that she is part of this movement. Her personal work is very different from Lomography and their general ideals of cross processing and plastic cameras. Check out what Piper has to say about her experiences with creating a store like Lomography and what influences her from 5:30pm – 5:40pm at Lomography located at  1422 N Milwaukee . More info at
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We want to make the next Glappitnova bigger and better. If you can help out financially, or socially that would be awesome. For sponsorships opportunities, volunteering opportunities, and more direct email with "Help" in the subject line.

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Chicago's Best

Glappitnova is a blog and festival of Chicago's best, held in multiple venues along Milwaukee Avenue.

“The 8th Wonder of The World,” in Chicago’s Wicker Park Neighborhood

Cultural Enthusiasts to Experience Glappitnova 



CHICAGO, FEBRUARY 18, 2013 – Emerging social marketplace startup, Glappit will launch its first ever festival in the trendy Wicker Park neighborhood on Saturday, February 23rd, from 5pm-7pm brining together Chicago’s best creators and shakers. Glappitnova will be held in multiple venues along the ever popular Milwaukee Avenue, topping everything off with a networking social held at Debonair Social Club from 6:30pm - 8:30pm. The festival is free and open to the public.  


The festival hopes to give cultural enthusiasts the opportunity to drop into their favorite shops or bars and hear short stories from numerous speakers from a variety of industries – all while experiencing the vibrant culture of Wicker Park. 


“We’re leaving it up to the attendees to customize this live experience; we want the stories of our speakers to spark discussion. It’s really their prerogative, our intention is for people to learn or showcase a unique skill. We’re hoping for greater connectivity,” says Nick Brown, Founder of Glappit.


The goal of the Glappit brand and the Glappitnova festival is uniquely focused on storytelling, interactive experiences, and information sharing all while having a good time doing it. The festival will bring startups, influencers, creatives, seekers and doers together in hopes of sparking that interactive connection. 


“Despite Chicago being an emerging hub for culture, technology, and business, we believe those hubs aren’t necessarily interconnected. That’s why Glappitnova provides a great opportunity to bring people, talents and culture together because everyone has a little something to share,” says Mike Webb, Co-Founder of Glappit.


The discussion leader’s time-slots will be staggered to allow attendees the opportunity to check out as many of the great speakers and venues that Milwaukee Avenue offers. The Glappit crew believes participants who experience Glappitnova will learn something uniquely different, recognize someone from TV, put a face to an individual they read about, or even hung out with but didn’t know how truly awesome they are. That is what Glappit hopes to accomplish in their latest effort. 


“We’re starting small but we have great expectations of Glappitnova growing into something similar to South by Southwest (SXSW) mixed with a Speakers’ Corner and held in the great city of Chicago. We will add our unique flavor to it because this is, of course coming from the guy with a company named Glappit,” says Brown. 


Glappitnova’s speaker schedule list is located at: “The speakers range from Bachelor contestants, to video game developers of Mortal Kombat.”  The categories for the first Glappitnova Festival are: Comunity, Design, Technolgy, Lifestyles, Innovation, Music. 

Here is the confirmed speaker’s list to date. 

Jeannette Cherie Pawula Charity4Life, The Bachelor, more

Dan Salls Owner The Salsa Truck 1st Food Truck in Chicago

Music Dealers HBO, CBS, Dexter, The Good Wife, etc

1Facewatch Forbes, Gizmo, News, more

Josh TsuiCo-Owner of Robomodo Mortal Kombat, Tony Hawk, more

Marc Moran Co-Founder of RSVP Gallery Artist, Superfun, Fashion, more

Marc Ubile Director The Numbered Days Huffington Post Best Parties in the Chi

Boy Illinois Karmaloop Tv, SXSW

Tom Cullen Co-Founder Launch Pad Lab Chicago Ideas Week Site, more

Priya Shah Co-Founder The Simple Good World Wide Photo Sharing Blog

Piper Robbins Intern to Store Owner

Brittany Applegate Influencer

Ryan Doris Pro Bodybuilder Sponsored athlete

Montana Crady Model Shop Manager

Jennifer Walling Executive Director of Illinois Environmental Council


Participating venues are The Silver Room, The Boring Store, Lomography, Bar Bar Black Sheep Bar, and Debonair Social ClubConnect with Glappit on Twitter , Facebook and Linkedin to stay informed. More information can be found at

Have questions about Glappitnova? Contact Glappitnova




Glappitnova is a weeklong showcase and celebration of locally influenced business, music, art, ideas, and tastemakers. Our events unite young influencers and aspiring leaders across various industries through storytelling sessions, performance sessions, and teaching sessions.

You may recognize past participants from TV shows such as The Oprah Show, NBC’s The Voice, ABCs The Bachelor and Bachelorette, and Starz’s Boss. You may have read about them in magazines such as ESPN, Forbes, Huffington Post, and TechCrunch. You may have even attended one of their live shows at the Metro, Wicker Park Fest, SXSW, or seen them performing on stage with Beyonce.

Building on the success of our previous two festivals, our expansion plan includes the addition of teaching sessions, and opening the festival up to 2,000 – 3,000 attendees targeted toward the 21 – 34 age market. We have grown from two guys sharing ideas to a team of over 20 connecting an entire region.

We are actively looking for participants for the next Glappitnova in July. Please subscribe to stay informed! We feature people like you weekly leading up to our next festival. Connect with us on LinkedIn at, we would love for you to get involved.

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