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2018 Entrepreneurship through Acquisition Conference

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Hyatt Regency McCormick Place

2233 S Martin Luther King Jr Drive

Chicago, IL 60616

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The Booth-Kellogg Entrepreneurship through Acquisition (ETA) Conference is an annual event that brings together search fund entrepreneurs, investors, MBA students, faculty, and other participants in the entrepreneurship through acquisition ecosystem to meet one another and share insights into this rapidly-growing area. This year's conference will highlight ETA models employed by graduating students and young alumni, including traditional, self-funded, and incubated search funds. For experienced executives, the conference will spotlight operator-focused strategies, including Special Purpose Acquisition Companies (SPACs), Management Buyouts (MBOs), ESOP transactions, and operator lead initiatives at private equity firms.

The conference is co-organized by Chicago Booth and Kellogg and offers the opportunity to meet industry experts and practicing entrepreneurs from across the country, who provide their perspectives on various aspects of the ETA model. Entrepreneurship through acquisition rests at the intersection of academia and the private sector, blending the vast knowledge and insight of academia with the wisdom and experience of practicing professionals.


CONFERENCE AGENDA:

9:00 - 9:30 am Registration and Breakfast

9:30 - 10:00 am Opening Remarks

10:00 - 10:45 am Breakout 1: ETA Model Overview Sponsored by NextGen Growth Partners

10:00 - 10:45 am Breakout 2: Alternative Operator-Focused ETA Model Overview

10:45 - 11:00 am Break

11:00 - 11:45 am Breakout 1: Maximizing the Searcher and Advisor Relationship Sponsored by Live Oak Bank

11:00 - 11:45 am Breakout 2: The ETA Investor Experience

12:00 - 1:00 pm Networking Lunch Sponsored by Mowery & Schoenfeld

1:00 - 1:45 pm Breakout 1: The Young CEO Experience from Search to Exit Sponsored by Search Fund Accelerator

1:00 - 1:45 pm Breakout 2: How to Operate as an Owner

1:45 - 2:00 pm Break

2:00 - 2:45 pm Breakout 1: Lessons Learned from Adversity Sponsored by Searchfunder.com

2:00 - 2:45 pm Breakout 2: Turnarounds, Restructurings, and Other Challenges

2:45 - 3:00 pm Break

3:00 - 4:00 pm Closing Keynote

4:00 - 5:30 pm Networking Reception (on-site)


Full details and more Information: www.etaconference.com

Questions? Interested in Sponsoring? Contact Cerise Miller at cerise.miller@chicagobooth.edu

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