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Howard & Howard
Founded in 1869, Howard & Howard is a full-service law firm with a national and international practice that provides legal services to businesses and business owners. The firm has over 150 attorneys, serving clients from offices in Illinois (Chicago and Peoria); Michigan (Ann Arbor and Royal Oak); Las Vegas, Nevada; and Los Angeles, California. Our business is business. As a dedicated, results-oriented law firm, we are skilled at solving the many legal challenges that confront the modern enterprise. Our attorneys have worked with hundreds of start-up and emerging businesses from inception to financing, growth and exit, counseling clients through formation, angel and venture investments, intellectual property, acquisition strategy, and immigration and employment matters.

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.

SingleHop
SingleHop is a dedicated and cloud hosting provider that offers highly scalable, on-demand infrastructure services to both end-users and resellers primarily under monthly contracts.  With clients in 114 countries, four strategically located data centers (two in Chicago, one in Phoenix and one in Amsterdam) and over 12,000 servers online, SingleHop delivers state-of-the-art hardware, server management customization and Infrastructure-as-a-Service.  While combining security and convenience to provide solutions for a wide range of enterprises, SingleHop remains an industry leader in providing customers with automatic provisioning, remote management and accessibility using a variety of personal devices.

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.

Vet-Tech
Vet-Tech is America's Veteran-led Startup Accelerator headquartered in Silicon Valley. With over 100 military veteran startups in our community, Vet-Tech's top 20 portfolio companies have raised over $10 Million in funding and have been accepted into world class programs like Tech Stars and Founder Institute.


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
Founder and CEO, Startup Foundry

Ross is Founder and CEO at Startup Foundry. Startup Foundry is a team of engineers and entrepreneurs building innovative and sustainable, technology-enabled startups. Their first batch of startups include: Quickly Legal (https://quicklylegal.com) - helping entrepreneurs, ...

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...


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, 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. H...

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...

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