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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 Progress Review

Chicago Autumn 2014 Semester

How do you present the business entering the last few weeks of the program? Is the presentation compelling? Can the business scale? How viable is the financial model? Is the plan to build the business realistic? Is the product or offering planned out well? Can the business generate revenue? What needs to be improved for the business to be successful?

Goal:
Present your progress for feedback.
Date:
2014-12-16, 06:30 PM

Mentors


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...

Louis Morales
Co-Founder, Lumia Marketing

Louis Morales is co-founder of Lumia Marketing. Lumia is a digital marketing agency acquired in 2015 by the Digerati Group where Lou and the team continue to grow the Lumia business. Prior Start-ups: Optyn, a marketing automation platform for small businesses; Dealster, ...

William Furlong
Founder & CEO, SquareStack

Bill is a Serial Entrepreneur and most recently the SVP of Business Development, and part of founding team of Bizo, a Business Audience Data Management Platform firm, which was acquired by LinkedIn in 2014. Currently Bill serves in a variety of advisor, investor and consu...


Rajesh Voddiraju
Founder & CEO, HealthiPASS Inc

Rajesh is the founder & CEO of a new Healthcare Mobile Payments Startup aimed at providing transparency into cost of care and convenience to reduce administrative inefficiencies (& cost) in disbursements/payment processing in the Healthcare system. Previously, Rajesh c...

Seyi Fabode
VP, Innovation & Partnerships, Clean Energy Trust

Seyi Fabode is the VP of Innovation & Partnerships at the Clean Energy Trust (CET), charged with administering the CET's fund and helping CET Challenge alumni/investments grow their businesses. Prior to this he was the CEO/Co-founder of Power2Switch acquired by Choose Ene...

Ronald Franczyk
CTO & Founder, Red Foundry

I've been involved in technology startups for over 15 years in different leadership roles. I started my career at Click Commerce in Chicago, helping grow the company from 4 employees to 400 and eventually taking the company public at the height of the tech bubble. Aft...

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