Here's the rough Agenda;
6:00 - 6:45
Navigating Startup Legal Issues w/Curt Handley
7:00 - 8:00 Keynote from Brad Keywell, Co-Founder Groupon (http://www.groupon.com), Echo Global Logistics (http://www.echo.com), MediaBank (http://www.mediabank.com) and Managing Partner, Lightbank (http://www.lightbank.com).
Brad will share insights on growing a business from Idea > Revenue > Scale, as well as the emergence of the Midwest as a technology hub. With the massive scale that Brad's team have achieved, this should be a very enlightening discussion.
Brad, along with Eric Lefkofsky founded Lightbank (http://www.lightbank.com) earlier this year which will invest up to $10MM annually and take an active role in helping early stage Chicago-based entrepreneurs turn ideas into successful businesses.
8:30 - 9:00 Startup Showcase (we're looking for 2 startups to present, so please get in touch if you're interested).
9:00 + Networking and Cocktails
Please RSVP early, we had a lengthy waitlist last time around. I'm opening 100 seats for now until we figure out the venue situation. At that point hopefully we'll open another 100, but try to get in the first round to be sure you're accomodated.
If you haven't lately, stop by the Meetup page and visit our generous sponsors. We'll need a few more for this event, let me know if you're interested.
Thanks, Look forward to seeing you there!