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Thursday, March 18 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Prepare for Launch: Innovation & Entrepreneurship Offerings

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Do you really know everything that your school has to launch you on your journey? Are you missing out on that accelerator that has your perfect mentor, or that fund that can give you just the right amount of capital to start your prototype? Your school is your oyster, you just have to search for the pearl.

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Jane Castro

Program Manager, Future Founders
Jane Castro is the Program Manager at Future Founders, a nonprofit that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur. In her role, she supports youth program development and innovation, leads student recruitment efforts, and manages school partnerships. Her work immerses youth... Read More →
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Manu Edakara

Program Director, iVenture Accelerator
Manu is the Program Director for the iVenture Accelerator, the educational program for top student startups at the University of Illinois. Over the past 5 years, iVenture entrepreneurs have founded over 80 different ventures, raised close to $30M, and created over 80 full-time jobs... Read More →
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Scott Metcalf

Director of Pre-Professional Programs, University of Chicago
Scott Metcalf, MBA’94, joined the University of Chicago in 2016 following a career of nearly 25 years in business. Scott is the director of Career Advancement’s Careers in Entrepreneurship program and the Financial Markets Program. He has previously worked in product development... Read More →
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Mike Raab

Associate Director, The Garage
Mike is the associate director of The Garage at Northwestern, where responsible for overseeing key programs and initiatives, developing relationships with the Northwestern and Chicago entrepreneurial communities, and building new communities around the world to support Northwestern... Read More →
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Maryam Saleh

Executive Director, Kaplan Institute
Maryam Saleh is currently the executive director of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at Illinois Institute of Technology. Saleh has spent her career working at the intersection of academic research and startups. She has a B.S. in computer engineering... Read More →

Thursday March 18, 2021 4:00pm - 5:00pm CDT
Hopin Session

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