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Featured Speakers

avatar for Samir Mayekar

Samir Mayekar

City of Chicago
Deputy Mayor for Economic and Neighborhood Development
avatar for Lori Lightfoot

Lori Lightfoot

City of Chicago
Mayor
avatar for Vic Mensa

Vic Mensa

savemoneysavelife
Founder
avatar for Kristi Ross

Kristi Ross

tastytrade
Co-Founder,Co-CEO and President
avatar for Brad Keywell

Brad Keywell

Uptake
Founder and CEO
avatar for Chris Gladwin

Chris Gladwin

Ocient
CEO and Co-Founder
avatar for Charles Adler

Charles Adler

Kickstarter
Co-Founder
avatar for Lior Ron

Lior Ron

Uber Freight
Head
avatar for Kelly Leonard

Kelly Leonard

Second City Works
Executive Director of Insights and Applied Improvisation


Speakers

avatar for Leith Akkawi

Leith Akkawi

DeCypher DataLabs LLC
Founder and CEO
avatar for Rich Alapack

Rich Alapack

we all live here
Founder
avatar for Ibraheem Alinur

Ibraheem Alinur

City Health Tech
Co-Founder
avatar for Ragy Amin

Ragy Amin

University of Chicago
Student
avatar for Sarah Ather

Sarah Ather

CNA Insurance
Application Developer
avatar for Katja Berthold

Katja Berthold

Intinium Illinois Tech
University Representative Lead
avatar for Casey Bogin

Casey Bogin

Cast21
Account Manager
avatar for Jeremy Borchardt

Jeremy Borchardt

mHUB
Development Manager
avatar for Caitlin Botsios

Caitlin Botsios

Helix Illinois
Co-Executive Director and Director of Education
avatar for Justine Bracco

Justine Bracco

Intinium
Project Lead
avatar for Sarah Brincks

Sarah Brincks

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Student
avatar for Dr. Evan Brown

Dr. Evan Brown

Meet & Teach
Founder and CEO
avatar for Montana Butsch

Montana Butsch

Spotivity
Founder
avatar for Jesse Case

Jesse Case

Second City
Musical Producer
avatar for Jane Castro

Jane Castro

Future Founders
Program Manager
avatar for Vijay Chattha

Vijay Chattha

VSC
Founder and CEO
avatar for Jahmal Cole

Jahmal Cole

My Block My Hood My City
Founder and CEO
avatar for Dr Garry Cooper

Dr Garry Cooper

Rheaply
Co-Founder and CEO
avatar for Corina Cuevas-Pahl

Corina Cuevas-Pahl

Lockheed Martin
Talent Management & Organizational Development Consultant
avatar for Ritwik Divakaruni

Ritwik Divakaruni

Oracle
Technical Product Manager
avatar for Jessica Dixon

Jessica Dixon

TradeWater
Head of HR
avatar for Jeremy Docken

Jeremy Docken

Kalderos
Founder and CEO
avatar for Kaitlyn Doyle

Kaitlyn Doyle

TechNexus Venture Collaborative
Director
avatar for Salvador Duenas

Salvador Duenas

Future Founders
Startups Manager
avatar for Manu Edakara

Manu Edakara

iVenture Accelerator
Program Director
avatar for Dennis Estrada

Dennis Estrada

City Colleges of Chicago
Student
avatar for Yamilett Estrada-Reyes

Yamilett Estrada-Reyes

Lane Tech
High School Student
avatar for Mona Fang

Mona Fang

Karma Trade
Founder
avatar for Michael Fassnacht

Michael Fassnacht

City of Chicago
Chief Marketing Officer
avatar for Yasmeena Faycurry

Yasmeena Faycurry

Unfound
Founder
avatar for Hannah Fernandez

Hannah Fernandez

ROI Business Funding
Founder and CEO
avatar for John Godoy

John Godoy

John Godoy Lifestyle
Professional Speaker and Communication Skills Coach
avatar for Seth Green

Seth Green

Baumhart Center
Founding Director
avatar for Rohan Gupta

Rohan Gupta

QuillBot
CEO and Co-Founder
avatar for Marc Gyöngyösi

Marc Gyöngyösi

OneTrack.ai
CEO
avatar for Julia Haried

Julia Haried

MakerGirl
Co-Founder and Executive Director
avatar for Heather Harper

Heather Harper

Harper Legal
Founder
avatar for Amanda Harshbarger

Amanda Harshbarger

M25
Venture Capital Associate
avatar for Aleeza Huda

Aleeza Huda

Protostar at Lane Tech
Co-Director of Marketing
avatar for Jewel Ifeguni

Jewel Ifeguni

YouMatter Studios
Founder and CEO
avatar for Keilin Jahnke

Keilin Jahnke

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Teaching Assistant Professor
avatar for Kevin Jain

Kevin Jain

University of Chicago Booth of Business
1st Year MBA Candidate
avatar for Ilalee Harrison James

Ilalee Harrison James

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Lecturer
avatar for Seungah Jeong

Seungah Jeong

MPOWERD
CEO
avatar for Naomi Kent

Naomi Kent

In Touch
President
avatar for George Khalife

George Khalife

TSX
Vice President of Capital Formation
avatar for Lilia Kogan

Lilia Kogan

The Garage
Propel Program Manager
avatar for Anu Kris

Anu Kris

Akris Global
CEO and Co-Founder
avatar for Abin Kuriakose

Abin Kuriakose

World Business Chicago
Innovation & Venture Strategy (ChicagoNEXT)
avatar for Connor Lake

Connor Lake

Stackend Solutions
Founder and CEO
avatar for Miranda Lee

Miranda Lee

University of Chicago
Student
avatar for Samuel Lee

Samuel Lee

Yale New Haven Health
Innovation and Venture
avatar for Paul Leroux

Paul Leroux

Twain Associates, Inc
Presentation Trainer and Speech Coach
avatar for Jared Lorince

Jared Lorince

Narrative Science
Data Intelligence Technical Lead
avatar for Tom Marren

Tom Marren

Southport Group
Founder and Managing Partner
avatar for Sergio Marrero

Sergio Marrero

Rebel One-RBL1
Founding Partner
avatar for Jonathan McGee

Jonathan McGee

Global Organization for Applied Political Leadership
Founder and CEO
avatar for Alexandra Medina

Alexandra Medina

Accenture
Software Engineering Associate
avatar for Eddy Mejia

Eddy Mejia

Category Manager
Intel Corporation
avatar for Scott Metcalf

Scott Metcalf

University of Chicago
Director of Pre-Professional Programs
avatar for Alida Miranda-Wolff

Alida Miranda-Wolff

Ethos
CEO and Founder
avatar for Nirav Modi

Nirav Modi

Cevona
Founder and CEO
avatar for Bill Moller

Bill Moller

Bill Moller Communications
President
avatar for Jovoney Morton

Jovoney Morton

The Gray Matter Experience
Design and Project Management Intern
avatar for Biju Nair

Biju Nair

HYLA Mobile
EVP and President, Global Trade-in and Upgrades
avatar for Stacy Neier

Stacy Neier

Loyola Quinlan School of Business
Senior Lecturer
avatar for Meighan Newhouse

Meighan Newhouse

Inspirant Group
Co-Founder and CEO
avatar for Olga Niamera

Olga Niamera

Mojotrek
Recruiting Lead
avatar for Nathan Nichols

Nathan Nichols

Narrative Science
Chief Scientist
avatar for Mechie Nkengla

Mechie Nkengla

Data Products
Chief Data Strategist
avatar for Joseph Norton

Joseph Norton

Next Era Transformation Group
Chairperson
avatar for Julie Roth Novack

Julie Roth Novack

PartySlate
CEO and Co-Founder
avatar for Amor Montes De Oca

Amor Montes De Oca

Illinois Women in Cannabis
Executive Director
avatar for Lucas Peralta

Lucas Peralta

Polsky Center
Associate Director for College and Cross Campus Programs
avatar for Jack Pio

Jack Pio

Intinium Illinois Tech
Logistics and Operations Manager
avatar for Steven Platt

Steven Platt

RetailPredict.ai
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer
avatar for Paul Polizzotto

Paul Polizzotto

Givewith
Founder and CEO
avatar for Dana Todd Pope

Dana Todd Pope

Fearlessly Hue
Founder
avatar for Claire Powell

Claire Powell

Illinois Tech
Student
avatar for Mike Raab

Mike Raab

The Garage
Associate Director
avatar for Matthew Rastovac

Matthew Rastovac

Atmos
Co-Founder and Head of Engineering
avatar for Ben Ray

Ben Ray

VRTUmind
CEO and Co-Founder
avatar for Bill Reichert

Bill Reichert

Pegasus Tech Ventures
Partner
avatar for Ashley Ritter

Ashley Ritter

Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University
Career Coach
avatar for Britney Robbins

Britney Robbins

The Gray Matter Experience
Founder and CEO
avatar for Nik Rokop

Nik Rokop

Stuart School of Business
Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
avatar for Will Rush

Will Rush

CoinFlip
Business Development
avatar for Maryam Saleh

Maryam Saleh

Kaplan Institute
Executive Director
avatar for Brad Schnitzer

Brad Schnitzer

Techstars
Program Manager
avatar for April Lane Schuster

April Lane Schuster

Loyola University's Quinlan School of Business
Senior Lecturer of Entrepreneurship
avatar for Ashish V. Shah

Ashish V. Shah

dina
Co-Founder and CEO
avatar for Prashant Shah

Prashant Shah

Monta Vista Capital
Partner
avatar for Samantha Sheppard

Samantha Sheppard

Product/Architecture and Design
Architect 1
avatar for Thru Shivakumar

Thru Shivakumar

Cohesion
CEO and Co-Founder
avatar for Henry Soong

Henry Soong

Facebook
Product Manager
avatar for Lilliana De Souza

Lilliana De Souza

Captain
Incoming Software Engineer
avatar for Kamalesh Srikanth

Kamalesh Srikanth

AlertOps
Solution Engineer
avatar for Arshya Srinivas

Arshya Srinivas

SONIC Research Group
Data Science Intern
avatar for Dana Sun

Dana Sun

OCA Ventures
Senior Associate
avatar for Brian Sykes

Brian Sykes

Insomniac Studios
Project Manager
avatar for Taylor's Tacos

Taylor's Tacos

Taylor's Tacos
avatar for Anthony Tassone

Anthony Tassone

GreenKey
Founder and CEO
avatar for Guy Turner

Guy Turner

Hyde Park Venture Partners
Managing Director
avatar for Dante Vaisbort

Dante Vaisbort

LTF Ventures
General Partner
avatar for Dan Willenborg

Dan Willenborg

AptAmigo
Co-founder and CEO
avatar for Dr. Kate Wollin

Dr. Kate Wollin

Circea
Principal
avatar for Dani Zuchovicki

Dani Zuchovicki

The Hatchery
Program and Curriculum Coordinator
avatar for Jessica Zweig

Jessica Zweig

The SimplyBe Agency
Founder and CEO