San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Chicago is home to one of the most vibrant and innovative startup industries in the nation. As more and more companies appear every day, what does it take to stand out from the crowd and find success? Join the Digital Professional Institute for a panel discussion that takes a look into the bustling Chicago startup community, covering everything from getting started, finding funding, who to know, and where to go.
Brent Williams is the Program Manager and Global Head of RampUp at Startup Institute. At SI Brent works with 100+ instructors to help channel their experience into transformative in-classroom sessions. Before joining the team he completed the Technical Marketing track at SI Boston, ran his own technical services company and completed an M.A. in Higher Education. His educational experiences rang from teaching ESL courses in Chile to developing a Social Enterprise leadership program for students at the University of Arizona.
Adam London is a manager in the Corporate Development group at Groupon (NASDAQ:GRPN) where he focuses on M&A, business development, and strategy. Prior to Groupon, Adam was a member of the investment team at Lightbank--an early stage venture capital fund. A graduate of the University of Michigan's Organizational Studies Program, Adam's began his career at the Boston Consulting Group and is a co-founder of Letters to Success (an education-focused non-profit) and @TheLunchRead.
Kristin Barrett is the Director of Partner Relations at University of Chicago’s Chicago Innovation Exchange (CIE) where she helps develop opportunities with corporations and organizations that can help entrepreneurs at the CIE. Prior to the CIE, Kristin ran educational content for 1871, a coworking center in Chicago with more than 250 startups. Each month, she facilitated at least 10 classes for those startups as well as entrepreneurial advising sessions with at least 200 carefully selected mentors, as well as playing an active role in 1871’s operations.
Brian Axelrad focuses his practice on representing clients in all manner of business counseling from guidance on general day-to-day operations and general corporate and securities law matters to sophisticated strategic transactions. His clients have ranged from the earliest stage startup companies to the Fortune 200, as well as venture capital and private equity investors of various sizes.
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Digital Professional Institute
The Digital Professional Institute helps creators, builders, hackers, tinkerers, techies, marketers and entrepreneurs turn their passions into their life's work. We offer part-time and full-time 10-week courses in Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Web & Mobile App Programming and Digital Media at our downtown Chicago campus, online, and on-site at corporate clients.
Our instructors ensure that our real-world, on-the-job learning content and case studies are backed by the academic rigor of higher education, so that you can leave our classes ready to make an impact on your organization.
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