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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.

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
Chief Revenue Officer, Early Warning Services

Peter Tapling is Chief Revenue Officer 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 bringing innovative products o...

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. H...

Mark Pickett
Sr. Director, Customer Analytics, Data Science and MarTech, Staples

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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