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Chicago Autumn 2013
Sessions: 2013-11-12 - 2014-03-11
Our vision is to Globalize Silicon Valley by creating and fostering local startup ecosystems in promising markets across the globe. We aim to help launch 1,000 technology companies per year in over 75 cities worldwide.
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.
From Inner City to #Startup Success; How the Founder of BetterWeekdays Beat the Odds in Chicago
Chicago Founder Institute graduate, Chris Motley, was recently featured on the Chicago Sun Times to share the story of how he successfully launched his startup, BetterWeekdays.com. Despite hardships growing up, Motley earned an MBA from Columbia University in New York, with an emphasis in entrepreneurship, and then went on to launch his first company, BetterWeekdays.com at the age of 31.
Along with his inherent drive plus access to education, Motley cites his hardships as a push towards entrepreneurship. “You learn to grow up quickly and to take risks,” he said.
BetterWeekdays.com focuses on matching professionals with companies based on cultural fit. Similar to many dating websites, Motley and the team believe that a service this will save the applicant and employer time, and increase productivity by placing the right employers in their ideal work environments. Along with launching their beta over the weekend, the team also plans on partnering with local universities to kickstart the job matching process.
To hear more of Chris’s story, watch the video below and click here to read the full article in the Chicago Sun Times.
If you could benefit from expert training and feedback to launch a startup in Chicago, click here to apply today. The final application deadline for the Autumn 2013 Semester is Sunday, October 27.