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 Progress Review

Fall 2011 Chicago Semester

Can you pitch your business in three minutes and survive the scrutiny of seasoned CEOs? How viable is the business and the financial model? Can you present the business in a meaningful and articulate way? Does the business scale? Can the business survive?

Goal:
Review your business with Mentors.
Date:
2011-12-20, 12:00 AM

Mentors


Brett Holland
Partner, Old Willow Partners

Brett Holland is currently a Partner in Old Willow Partners and serves as the VP of Product Development and Operations for Rainbo Sports. Brett is an experienced entrepreneur, executive and product strategist who founded and ran Akoya, a purchasing analytics software com...

Peter Tapling
Vice President, Early Warning Services

Peter Tapling is vice president and leads the Authentication business at Early Warning Services, LLC. Mr. Tapling founded and served as CEO of Authentify, Inc. from its founding in 1999 through the sale to Early Warning in April 2015. Mr. Tapling has spent over 30 years...

Zak Boca
CEO & Co-Founder, SingleHop, Inc.

Zak Boca is the Co-Founder & CEO of SingleHop, a Chicago-based infrastructure as a service provider, that has grown under Zak's leadership to $25 million runrate, and nearly 50% EBITDA margins. Prior to SingleHop, Zak co-founded midPhase web hosting, which was a bootstra...


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

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

Mark Pickett
Mark Pickett - CEO, Nail Your Mortgage (Chicago FI) , Nail Your Mortgage

Customer acquisition (consumer) via product, passion and analytics, guy. Some might say that's marketing. Understands there is a difference between innovation and transformation, hence, refrains from uttering either in any conversation devoid of start-up companies or Ap...

Neil Kane
Founder & President, Illinois Partners Executive Services

Neil Kane is the president and founder of Illinois Partners Executive Services, LLC, a firm which advises entrepreneurs and investors on technology commercialization. Most recently he was the CEO of Advanced Diamond Technologies, Inc., a company he co-founded in 2003 by l...

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