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Startup Grind Chicago Hosts Jeff Hoffman, co-founder Priceline, uBid, Color Jar

  • Nov 28, 2012 · 6:00 PM

Join us November 28th! Jeff Hoffman, co-Founder of Priceline and uBid joins us for our fireside chat. Jeff is a serial entrepreneur in the internet, technology, and entertainment industries. He has founded, co-founded, and been the CEO of numerous startups and larger companies, and has led his companies through acquisitions and public offerings (,, CTI, and others). Recently Jeff was inducted into the Entrepreneur's Hall of Fame by the CEO Council, and as a board member of numerous international entrepreneurship organizations he travels the world mentoring and speaking to entrepreneurs globally (recently Egypt, Malaysia, Peru, Algeria, Spain, and more). Currently, Jeff is a co-founder and partner at ColorJar, the Idea Accelerator that helps entrepreneurs launch and grow their businesses. Jeff has produced feature films (Cabin Fever), hosted music concerts and tours (Elton John, Boyz II Men, others), and sponsored charity events (NSYNC, Evander Holyfield, others), and serves on boards of both businesses and non-profits in the US, Europe, Asia, and Africa.



6:00 - Networking and Beer/Wine/Appetizers

7:00 - Fireside Chat

8:00 - Questions and More Networking


Startup Grind is an event series and website designed to help educate, inspire, and connect local entrepreneurs. Each month we welcome an amazing speaker who shares their story with our community and tells us what worked, what didn't, and what they'll do differently next time. It's an amazing opportunity to learn from the best, network with other members of the startup community, and improve your chances of entrepreneurial success.

For more information visit or follow us on twitter @StartupGrind.


Tom Denison - Director of Startup Grind Chicago

Tom's passion is mentoring, advising, consulting, funding and founding tech startups. Like many, his digital experience started with a glamorous yet struggling internet startup, but blossomed into strategy and business development with some of the most recognized digital powerhouses. He has also nurtured and made profitable a top 200 internet retailer. Today, he is the Founder of Funl, a collection of savvy digital marketing experts who “Provide the expertise and resources needed to drive a large, loyal and profitable customer base.”
Email: [masked] | Twitter: @tomdenison

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  • Tim H.

    This was really a great event! Tom Denison did a great job organizing this "fireside chat", and Jeff Hoffman told some amazing inspirational stories to motivate us all. Looking forward to the next one!

    1 · December 3, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Are there any slides, or information for the people who couldn't attend?

    November 28, 2012

  • Alex C.

    One of the best speakers I have ever heard, great anecdotes!!!

    November 28, 2012

  • armani d.

    Does this event require a purchased ticket, rsvp, or both?

    November 25, 2012

    • Tom D.

      Just a ticket, but feel free to RSVP! Thanks and look forward to seeing you Wednesday.

      November 25, 2012

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