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.

Marketing and Sales

Chicago Spring 2013 Semester

How do you portray yourself and your business to the world? How do you tell the story of your company? How do you define your ultimate success? How do you attract the first customers and partners to your vision? How do you involve your customers and partners in your success? What are techniques to refine your messaging?

Goal:
Identify and convey your positioning.

Date:
2013-05-21, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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Gary Gaessler
VP Sales & Marketing, Cloud Elements

Gary is the VP Sales & Marketing at Cloud Elements. Cloud Elements reduces the time and costs to develop and run Cloud Applications. We build open cloud applications faster with re-usable elements and a cloud-centric product dev team providing a unique blend of technology...

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Patricia Riskind
Chief Client Experience Officer, Press Ganey Associates

As Chief Client Experience Officer at Press Ganey Associates Inc., Patty Riskind works with over 10,000 healthcare organizations across the country to help them better understand patient perceptions and use that feedback to improve and grow. Riskind is expert at utilizing...

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Andrew Lee
Entrepreneur-in-Residence / Senior Advisor, U.S. Small Business Administration

Andrew Lee is the Co-Founder and CEO of Esper Technologies, Inc. Esper's scheduling software streamlines communication, automates tasks, and provides context for important meetings. In doing so, executives and their assistants save time and are more effective. Esper is ...

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