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Wednesday, March 17 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Advisory Boards for Startups: What every entrepreneur needs to know

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Advisory boards can be the difference between success and failure at the start up phase of any business.
In Touch is a board services practice and has partnered with a start up expert advisory board member as well as a Chicago startup Founder who has successfully built an advisory board.

The session will involve an engaging discussion on the benefits of establishing an advisory board, as well as how this raises your own profile as an entrepreneur for investors. Our speakers will share valuable insights from both the recruiter and candidate positions, providing you with a complete understanding of how the process should be conducted, the challenges and the risks to avoid.

Discover where to find influential people to help grow your organization, how to demonstrate the potential of your vision and why you should set up an advisory board today!

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Naomi Kent

President, In Touch
Naomi Kent is the President of In Touch, a Chicago based business network of over 40,000 board members, executives, entrepreneurs and advisors globally. In Touch allows businesses to connect with their members and recruit them to their boards at no cost, offering startups and small... Read More →
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Tom Marren

Founder and Managing Partner, Southport Group
Tom Marren is the Founder and Managing Partner of Southport Group, an investment firm located in Chicago that launched in 2019. He built an Advisory Board in 2019 to assist with launching and growing his business. Tom previously sourced, executed and managed private equity investments... Read More →
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Joseph Norton

Chairperson, Next Era Transformation Group
Joseph Norton is a dynamic professional noted for developing, influencing, and implementing innovative strategies and leading large-scale business turnaround situations across a range of organizations from global multinationals to start-up ventures. He is recognized for his powerful... Read More →

Wednesday March 17, 2021 11:00am - 12:00pm CDT
Hopin Main Stage