Much Shelist

Much Shelist is a full-service law firm serving start-up, small and mid-market businesses, and venture capital investors, private equity funds and family offices that invest in them and support their growth.  The firm advises early-stage technology and growth enterprises in start-up matters and venture capital transactions.  Much Shelist continues to support those enterprises as they grow by providing advice on the full spectrum of legal and business matters a start-up or growth-stage company is likely to encounter, including issues related to employees and other service providers, intellectual property rights and licensing, and negotiations with vendors and strategic partners.  The firm also represents clients in litigation, mergers and acquisitions and other extraordinary matters.  Much Shelist is headquartered in Chicago and has a branch office in California.

Leavitt Siegal LLC is a boutique tax and accounting firm servicing entrepreneurs, funded start-ups and small and midsized businesses. The partners, Karen Leavitt and Sandra Siegal, have a combined 45 years of experience working with individuals and their businesses. Previous to working with us, many of our clients felt that over the years their accountants weren’t giving them the personal attention they deserved.  That they were viewed as a number, not as an individual.  At Leavitt Siegal LLC, we understand that feeling. That is why we started our firm.  We handle every single one of our clients, big or small, with the personal touch they deserve.  We take pride in building a lifelong relationship with all our clients. That’s why our motto “Proven Experience with a Personal Touch isn’t just a slogan, but a set of values we live by. 

Wintrust Financial Corporation is a financial services holding company with $17.5 billion in assets. Comprised of 15 community bank charters and more than 100 locations in Chicagoland and Wisconsin, Wintrust offers a real commercial banking advantage over the big banks and smaller community banks in our area. We pride ourselves on local decision making and servicing of our commercial clients. Our commercial banking staff is well versed in all aspects of corporate finance and they provide a customer-focused approach to banking. You won’t find a better team of bankers to meet the capital and cash management requirements necessary to help your business grow.

Cofounders, Hiring and Firing

Chicago Spring 2013 Semester

What talent do you need in the beginning to be successful? How do you recruit the first team members with extremely limited resources? How do you conduct a thorough interviewing process? How do you compensate? How do you set expectations, measure results and remove or fire under-performing resources? Do you need a cofounder? Do you need to have engineering in-house?

Goal:
Recruit your first team members.

Date:
2013-04-09, 06:30 PM

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Shradha Agarwal
Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer, ContextMedia

ContextMedia co-founder Shradha Agarwal has always had a passion for communication. While building this media company from the ground up, Shradha looks at their patient care media platforms as existing for a social benefit. She helped brand the company as for-benefit, mar...

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Ashish Rangnekar
CEO & Co-founder, BenchPrep

Ashish Rangnekar is the CEO and Co-Founder of BenchPrep, world's only cross-device exam prep and assessment platform. Before BenchPrep, Ashish worked on new business development and corporate strategy initiatives at Capital One Financial. He also taught as an adjunct ...

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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 ...

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