PayPal Startup Blueprint, by PayPal, is a global program that provides innovative startups with tools needed to grow and succeed. 

Holland & Knight is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers and other professionals in 20 U.S. offices, as well as Bogotá and Mexico City. Among the nation's largest law firms, Holland & Knight provides representation in business, litigation, real estate and governmental law. Our Venture Capital and Emerging Companies Team advises a broad array of emerging companies on a local, national and global scale through each stage of their life cycles.  Our clients are engaged in a variety of technology-related industries.

Mentor Idea Review

Chicago Autumn 2014 Semester

Are you pursuing a viable business idea? Can you present the idea in a compelling way? Have you done sufficient research on the idea? Is there a viable market? What about about the business is likely to fail? How can the business be improved? Are you a good fit to build this business over the next three, five and ten years?

Goal:
Present your idea for feedback.

Date:
2014-11-11, 06:30 PM

Mentors


Ross Kimbarovsky
Co-Founder, crowdSPRING

Ross Kimbarovsky left a successful 13 year career as a trial lawyer (so that he could wear shorts and sandals to work every day) by co-founding crowdSPRING - the world's #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, industrial design and copywriting services. Buyers who...

Jeff Weber
Co-Founder & President, SnagPad

Jeff Weber is the founder of ZigaVite a web based sales engagement tool. He is also a co-founder and president of SnagPad a job search learning and management system. Weber was the founder of Technology Resource Center (TRC), which grew to be listed on the INC Magazine To...

Kevin Taylor
Startup Hackerpreneur and Advisor

Kevin is a startup advisor and a lecturer on technology entrepreneurship at DePaul University. He is also the co-owner of EventWax.com, an online event registration service. Previous to his current roles, he was the Founder of Obtiva, a 50 person Ruby on Rails development...

Michael Carruth
President/Founder, Fiodan Corporation

After founding his first company at age 15, Fiodan Corporation President, Michael Carruth, knew the entrepreneurial path was for him. Founder of nine companies in his 30-year career, including The Creative Alliance (1991), MAC University (1992), Digital Bootcamp (2003)...

John R Dallas Jr
Founder and Chief Alignment Officer (CAO), Hillview Partners Network LLC

John Dallas is Founder and Chief Alignment Officer of Hillview Strategic Inc., a team of independent consultants, coaches and speakers; credentialed individuals preeminent in fields related to strategic alignment of people, money, technology and other resources. Hillview ...

David Culver
Co-Founder, Forward Momentum

David Culver is the Co-Founder and Chief Collaboration Instigator of VentureSHOT, Chicago's "High Energy" Entrepreneur Collaboration Center & Business Incubator. www.VentureSHOT.com VentureSHOT also hosts the Funding Feeding Frenzy event series that connects entrepreneur...

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