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Monday, March 15 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Time is Now: Why College is the Best Time to Start a Venture

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The average age of successful entrepreneurs is well into their 40s. Then why are colleges cultivating their own startup ecosystems? Why are students taking time off from school to pursue their passions? And why do some investors focus on student-run startups? This panel boasts a mix of school administration, student entrepreneurs, and investors who are actively involved in the student entrepreneurship landscape.

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Miranda Lee

Student, University of Chicago
Miranda is a third-year Economics major at the University of Chicago currently taking time off of school to work full-time on Prepared, a seed-stage startup that provides comprehensive emergency communication tools for K-12 schools. She is also a venture partner at Contrary Capital... Read More →
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Dante Vaisbort

General Partner, LTF Ventures
Dante is a third-year at UChicago. He is a general partner at LTF Ventures, a student-run VC with a six-figure investment fund, and a volunteer business mentor with SCORE Chicago. Dante is currently conducting a wide-ranging study of college entrepreneurship that includes more than... Read More →
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Ragy Amin

Student, University of Chicago
Ragy is a second year at UChicago, majoring in Economics with a specialization in business. Ragy is currently in UChicago’s pre-professional programs for business (Trott Business Program), healthcare (Global Health Scholars Program) and education (Ed Pros). Ragy’s passion for... Read More →
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Sergio Marrero

Founding Partner, Rebel One-RBL1
Sergio Marrero is an investor and serial entrepreneur who graduated from the Harvard Business School and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. He previously worked at Gotham Ventures, PepsiCo, Teach For America, and Deloitte Consulting. While in graduate school he conducted his... Read More →

Monday March 15, 2021 2:00pm - 3:00pm CDT
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