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Startup & Entrepreneur Networking Event - Chicago

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159 N. Sangamon Street

Suite 200

Chicago, IL 60607

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Entre is the fastest growing community for entrepreneurs, artists, creators, and innovators.

Our monthly events bring people together to openly discuss and share ideas with like-minded individuals. We welcome entrepreneurs of all types, start-ups of all sizes, industries, and stages to join us in finding the inspiration, resources, and friends that will make them successful.

Whether our members are just beginning to build a company, or are years into their venture, Entre aims to refer the best services available for helping them achieve their goals. We aim to work with sponsors and partners who share our vision in helping the start-up community grow and succeed.

Events are at Spaces co-working, you can find out more at SpacesWorks.com


Snacks and drinks will be served

Agenda:

6-6:45pm: Networking

6:45pm-7:15pm: Founder interview + Q&A

7:15pm-8pm: Networking

*If you'd like to get involved with the event please email us at info@joinentre.com

For event sponsors email Sponsor@JoinEntre.com


Speakers:


September 12th

Andrew Montesantos

Andrew Montesantos is the Chief Empowerment Officer (CEO) of SignOff, a digital wellness start-up that is empowering humanity towards a more intentional relationship with technology.


Andrew spent 3+ years as an IT Consultant, assessing humans' control over technology before recognizing that his purpose was to do quite the opposite. He launched SignOff in 2018 in Chicago and has grown the team to double digits since. He is a pretty happy guy, especially when he's with his family or within sight of some mountains - coincidentally two of the best times to SignOff.


October 10th

Matt Strauss

Matt left the venture capital world to pursue his passion for solving social problems. Matt discovered this passion from volunteering where he was asked to mentor a handful of young people. While trying to connect his mentees to jobs and resources, Matt ultimately met with over 1,000 public and private sector leaders across his favorite city, Chicago. He hit a moment of volunteer and activism fatigue when he realized he couldn't mentor more Chicagoans. That's when he went on to create Solve.

Solve is a one-stop-software to help people overcome all the barriers to employment by connecting residents from underserved communities to jobs and resources.

Matt has learned that everyone has a powerful story. Solve's software works to make those stories come to life by increasing job candidates social capital overnight to unlock their fullest potential. Solve's software makes it beyond easy to apply to jobs, workforce training programs, housing resources, legal counseling organizations, housing options and many more through a single-common-application.

Some have called Solve a "Systems Change Software" as it breaks down the silos in workforce development while grabbing powerful aggregate data on how to best organize communities and cities.

Matt and his team work tirelessly around the belief that the zip code in which someone is born shouldn't determine one's life trajectory.


November 7th

Eero A. Pikat

Eero A. Pikat has been President of Barchart since 2001. Eero also previously served as CTO and started with Barchart in 1998 as head of development. At heart, Eero is a software developer and architect. He has spent close to 20 years architecting software and hardware solutions for the financial industry. Eero has a Master of Computer Science degree from Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from the University of Chicago.


Are you or do you know of a founder that would be interested in telling their story in a fireside interview? If so email Info@JoinEntre.com with your name, company, city and short bio about yourself.

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