Holland & Knight
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.

DESIGNATION
DESIGNATION is a design bootcamp that trains people of all experience levels to be UI/UX designers over 12 weeks in Chicago. The program is a fast paced, high intensity experience that immerses students in a creative, collaborate environment in order to produce extraordinary results in a highly concentrated timeframe.

Pasquesi Partners
Pasquesi Partners LLC is a boutique firm offering a modern approach to accounting and tax services for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Personal attention, responsiveness and quality are the cornerstones of our relationships. We simplify the lives of individuals and small business owners and take care of the accounting, taxes, bookkeeping, payroll, and billing so they can focus on what will grow their business. Pasquesi Partners use secure cloud based technologies so business owners know the financial status of their business.

100Vets

 

Through the 100 Vets Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from each chapter will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.


Veterans and active service members possess the work ethic, high character, and strong leadership skills needed to launch meaningful and enduring technology companies. To inspire and enable the military community to build technology companies, the Founder Institute has partnered with Vet-Tech, the nation's leading startup accelerator for military veterans, to offer the 100 Vets Fellowship.

Through this Fellowship, any U.S. veteran or service member who wants to start a technology company can apply to a U.S. Founder Institute chapter for free, and the best overall applicant from will be invited to participate in the Founder Institute's step-by-step startup launch program for free as well.

Learn more about the program at http://FI.co/vets.


Eligibility: In order to be eligible for the 100 Vets Fellowship for the upcoming semester, you must complete your application and admissions test by Sunday, June 5th, 2016, using this link.


Grant: The recipient of the 100 Vets Fellowship will be awarded within 5 days after the deadline.


Click here to apply for the 100 Vets Fellowship.


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.

Mentor Idea Review

Fall 2011 Chicago Semester

Can you pitch your idea in three minutes and survive the scrutiny of seasoned CEOs? How viable is the idea itself? Can you present the idea in a meaningful and articulate way? Have you done the research necessary to understand the market and prove that the idea is valid?

Goal:
Review your idea with Mentors.
Date:
2011-11-08, 12:00 AM

Mentors


George Deeb
Managing Partner, Red Rocket Venture Partners

George Deeb is the Founder and Managing Partner of Red Rocket Venture Partners, a consulting, shared execution and financial advisory firm for startups. From 2009-2010, George was the CEO of MediaRecall, a B2B digital video services and technology business. George lead...

David Culver
Co-Founder, Adventerra

David Culver is the Co-Founder and Chief Collaboration Instigator of VentureSHOT, Chicago's Business Incubator and Strategic Growth Program. www.VentureSHOT.com VentureSHOT also hosts the Funding Feeding Frenzy event series that connects entrepreneurs with Angel Investor...

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 Investor

Kevin is a technologist, entrepreneur, and angel investor who was instrumental in building out DePaul University's technology entrepreneurship curriculum. He's founded several companies, including Obtiva, which he built up to $10MM a year in revenue and sold to Groupon in...

Joe Dwyer
Partner, Digital Intent / Founder Equity

Joe Dwyer is an investor, technologist, and serial entrepreneur. He is a partner at Digital Intent (http://digintent.com), as well as a partner at Founder Equity Fund (http://founderequity.com), and teaches innovation and entrepreneurship courses at Kellogg School of Mana...

Ted Greene
Co-Founder, Old Willow Partners

Ted Greene currently serves as a CEO of Rainbo Sports and a Partner in Old Willow Partners. From 2003 - 2006 Mr. Greene was the founding CEO of Akoya, the leading provider of on-demand, cost intelligence software for Fortune 500 manufacturers. In 1994, Mr. Greene co-found...

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