• 20% OFF! Midwest AgTech Conference 2016
    https://youtu.be/6Sq6z9P7NFI PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Royse Law Firm. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. There is a cover charge for this event. In order to attend, please register and pay here: http://midwestagtech.eventbrite.com?discount=IDEA-TO-IPO Our meetup members get 20% off tickets and sponsorship packages! Hurry, space is limited. DO NOT RSVP ON OUR MEETUP SITE. Midwest AgTech Conference 2016 is bringing together farmers, technologists, venture capitalists and governmental representatives to discuss how technology will affect farming. AgTech, the idea of applying biotech, robotics, software and hardware technology to all aspects of agriculture, is a hot topic. The AgTech Conference will share the stories of these companies and those who invest in them. Topics to be explored include: 1) Agtech Investment Outlook 2) Grower's Fireside Chat 3) AgTech startup fundamendals 4) New Technologies 5) Predictive Farming & IoT 6) Big Data and more! Check out the latest in agriculture and food technologies, hear from experts in the industry and connect with the top companies and investors in the space! Speakers include: Guy Turner Andrew Christensen Jason Wrone Josh Katz Rob Schultz Ben Weiner Justin Durdan Lucas Strom Steve Pitstick Grant Noland Bill Mcdonnell Roger Royse Erica Riel-Caren David Rummler Rob Trice Matt Meter Birju Shah Mark Haraburda Robert Tse Arash Amini Chris Harbourt John Matthesen Guy Turner Kerry Jordan Ryan Rakestraw Josh Katz Ben Weiner Jeff Musson Rob Trice Sanjeev Krishnan Scott Livingston

    Germania Place

    108 West Germania Place · Chicago, IL

  • FREE Webinar: Understanding the New Proposed Startup Immigration Visa Rule
    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This is a webinar. You can participate online from any computer or web-enabled device. This event is free to attend (virtually) and participate in. In order to participate, you must register here to receive log in info: http://www.cilawgroup.com/events/webinar-proposed-entrepreneur-parole-rule-discussion-analysis/ After years of anticipation, the Department of Homeland Security has released the proposed text of a rule seeking to allow international entrepreneurs to stay and work in the U.S. The proposed rule would allow start-up founders who are able to show significant job growth potential and attract investment to qualify to remain and work in the US for a term of two years (renewable to a maximum of five). Dependents will be eligible to accompany the entrepreneur into the U.S. and spouses will be able to apply for an independent and unrestricted work permit. On this webinar, two top immigration attorneys from Capitol Immigration Law Group will provide a discussion and analysis of the proposed rule. Please register, attend (virtually) and participate with your questions, concerns and scenarios. Please review: http://www.nytimes.com/2016/08/27/business/entrepreneur-immigration.html About the Speakers Dimo R. Michailov, Esq. (http://www.cilawgroup.com/professionals/dimo-r-michailov/) As one of the senior attorneys and the founding member of the Capitol Immigration Law Group, Dimo is at the forefront of the immigration law community. He represents individuals from more than 50 countries in their quest for U.S. immigration options and solutions. He also represents companies and organizations ranging from small entrepreneurs to multinational corporations in meeting their goals to recruit, hire and retain talented foreign nationals while maintaining full compliance with the relevant immigration rules and procedures. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, please email Dimo at: [masked] Aleksandra Michailov, Esq (http://www.cilawgroup.com/professionals/aleksandra-michailov/) Aleksandra has a decade of experience in US immigration law including employment-based immigration benefits, corporate compliance and family- based immigration. She represents international startups and foreign entrepreneurs and investors, helping them develop creative corporate and immigration solutions allowing them operate in U.S. markets. She regularly writes about immigration compliance and migration policies in various news and trade publications. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, please email Aleksandra at: [masked] This webinar is part of a regular series. All webinars are archived and available on demand.

    WEBINAR

    On Your Computer · Chicago, IL

  • FREE WEBINAR: Attract, Delight, and Retain Mobile Users (at Scale and For Free)
    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Mobile Growth Academy. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is a webinar. You can participate online via your computer or any web-enabled device. Participation in this event is free. In order to participate, please register here: https://mga.samcart.com/referral/Free-Webinar/143147 (After you register, you will receive info on how to get onto the webinar.) How do you interact with every single user, on a personal basis, at a scale without going insane? How do you personalize your app experience and marketing messages to every user without hiring an army of marketers. Without customizing your messages to every single user, at every stage of the growth funnel, you'll never be able to scale, and your marketing will most likely fail and cause your startup to crash. In this webinar, you will learn the most important three steps you need to nail down to transform your business into a marketing machine that instantly turns every new users into long term happy users. The speaker will cover: 1) The critical three steps for scaling your marketing for free, even if you have no marketing team 2) The #1 reason why most app marketers fail at bringing back existing users and keep them happy (and what to do instead).. 3) How to instantly delight new users who just installed your app 4) A simple hack to exponentially increase your retention rates and more! About the Speaker Nagi Salloum has 12 years of marketing expertise and is currently the founder and CEO of the Mobile Growth Academy, an online platform that offers mobile startups a step-by-step guide to help them market and grow their apps. Prior to that, Nagi was the head of global product marketing for Tango Messenger, a Silicon Valley company that raised over $350M and has 400M users worldwide. Nagi also served as the chief marketing officer at N2V, a leading internet investment group, a regional marketing executive for Google, and as a regional brand manager for Procter and Gamble. Nagi is also a board member, mentor and advisor to dozens of tech startups in Silicon Valley, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, UAE, UK, Germany, Egypt, Lebanon and many other countries. If you have questions about the content of this webinar, please contact Nagi at: [masked]

    WEBINAR

    On Your Computer · Chicago, IL

  • FREE WEBINAR: Explode Your Growth Like Silicon Valley's Top Mobile Apps
    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is organized by Mobile Growth Academy. Our meetup group is collaborating by promoting this event. This event is a webinar. You can participate online via your computer or any web-enabled device. Participation in this event is free. In order to participate, please register here: https://mga.samcart.com/referral/Free-Webinar/143147 (After you register, you will receive info on how to get onto the webinar.) Without a well engineered mobile-centric marketing system in place (like 90% of startups), you will most likely struggle to build consistent traction to grow your app before you run out of money -- and, consequently, kill your startup. In this webinar, you will learn the marketing systems of leading Silicon Valley apps, including real world examples that will help you grow the user base for your app -- even if you don't have a marketing team or a marketing budget. The speaker will cover: • The six signs your marketing is killing your startup (without you knowing) and how to fix them. • The four critical stages of marketing you need to master. • A simple free hack to grow your installs by 40x. • How to hack Whatsapp to earn free installs • How to hack the app stores to 5x your organic installs and more....! About the Speaker Nagi Salloum has 12 years of marketing expertise and is currently the founder and CEO of the Mobile Growth Academy, an online platform that offers mobile startups a step-by-step guide to help them market and grow their apps. Prior to that, Nagi was the head of global product marketing for Tango Messenger, a Silicon Valley company that raised over $350M and has 400M users worldwide. Nagi also served as the chief marketing officer at N2V, a leading internet investment group, a regional marketing executive for Google, and as a regional brand manager for Procter and Gamble. Nagi is also a board member, mentor and advisor to dozens of tech startups in Silicon Valley, Norway, Spain, Portugal, Mexico, UAE, UK, Germany, Egypt, Lebanon and many other countries. If you have questions about the content of this webinar, please contact Nagi at: [masked]

    WEBINAR

    On Your Computer · Chicago, IL

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  • FREE Webinar: Visas for Foreign Entrepreneurs – What You Need to Know
    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This is a webinar. You can participate online from any computer or web-enabled device. This event is free to attend (virtually) and participate in. In order to participate, you must register here to receive log in info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-webinar-visas-for-foreign-entrepreneurs-what-you-need-to-know-tickets-21444087844 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1890430296529758209 Despite America’s rich history as a haven for ambitious immigrant entrepreneurs, many foreigners have to cope with increasingly restrictive immigration policies as U.S. immigration law is often not particularly welcoming to foreign nationals who wish to start their own companies. This FREE webinar will provide a step-by-step overview on how to create and open your own company on various visas. The speakers will: 1) advise you on the options for starting your own company from both the immigration and corporate law perspectives. 2) provide strategies and scenarios to fulfill the visa eligibility requirements for owners of substantial interest in the petitioning company. 3) help you understand and navigate the best immigration approach for hiring foreign nationals for your start-up and more! About the Speakers Dimo R. Michailov, Esq. (http://www.cilawgroup.com/professionals/dimo-r-michailov/) As one of the senior attorneys and the founding member of the Capitol Immigration Law Group, Mr. Michailov is at the forefront of the immigration law community. He represents individuals from more than 50 countries in their quest for U.S. immigration options and solutions. He also represents companies and organizations ranging from small entrepreneurs to multinational corporations in meeting their goals to recruit, hire and retain talented foreign nationals while maintaining full compliance with the relevant immigration rules and procedures. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, please email Dimo at: [masked] Aleksandra Michailov (http://www.cilawgroup.com/professionals/aleksandra-michailov/) Ms. Aleksandra Michailov has a decade of experience in US immigration law including employment-based immigration benefits, corporate compliance and family based immigration. She represents international start-ups and foreign entrepreneurs and investors helping them develop creative corporate and immigration solutions allowing them operate on U.S. markets. She regularly writes about immigration compliance and migration policies to various news and trade publications. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, please email Aleksandra at: [masked] This webinar is part of a regular series. All webinars are archived and available on demand.

    WEBINAR

    On Your Computer · Chicago, IL

  • FREE Webinar: The Opening of the H-1B Visa Cap – Are You Ready?
    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This is a webinar. You can participate online from any computer or web-enabled device. This event is free to attend (virtually) and participate in. In order to participate, you must register here to receive log in info: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-webinar-opening-of-the-h-1b-visa-cap-are-you-ready-tickets-20840015046 https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3633912687629843970 The new H-1B visa cap will open on April 1, 2016. This webinar by Capitol Immigration Law Group (http://www.cilawgroup.com/) will discuss the best strategies for employers to prepare for and maximize their chances for a successful H-1B cap season The speakers will review the H-1B application process from the employer's perspective and will provide corporate strategies and timelines for filing before the cap is hit. The speakers will discuss: 1) how to document third party work sites and clients, including preparing for site visits and scrutiny 2) what kind of documentation is required for in-house projects 3) how to evaluate H-1B cap candidates and their educational and experience credentials 4) which job positions are considered specialty occupations 5) how to minimize (or eliminate) chances of RFEs/NOID 6) how to address OPT/CPT F-1 student concerns - cap-gap, travel and more 7) how to avoid common mistakes and more! About the Speakers Dimo R. Michailov, Esq. (http://www.cilawgroup.com/professionals/dimo-r-michailov/) As one of the senior attorneys and the founding member of the Capitol Immigration Law Group, Mr. Michailov is at the forefront of the immigration law community. He represents individuals from more than 50 countries in their quest for U.S. immigration options and solutions. He also represents companies and organizations ranging from small entrepreneurs to multinational corporations in meeting their goals to recruit, hire and retain talented foreign nationals while maintaining full compliance with the relevant immigration rules and procedures. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, please email Dimo at: [masked] Aleksandra Michailov (http://www.cilawgroup.com/professionals/aleksandra-michailov/) Ms. Aleksandra Michailov has a decade of experience in US immigration law including employment-based immigration benefits, corporate compliance and family based immigration. She represents international start-ups and foreign entrepreneurs and investors helping them develop creative corporate and immigration solutions allowing them operate on U.S. markets. She regularly writes about immigration compliance and migration policies to various news and trade publications. If you have questions about the content of this presentation, please email Aleksandra at: [masked] This webinar is part of a regular series. All webinars are archived and available on demand.

    WEBINAR

    On Your Computer · Chicago, IL

  • FREE WEBINAR: Why Business (and Personal) Credit Matters for Startups
    PLEASE READ THE ENTIRE EVENT DESCRIPTION. This event is a webinar. This is a FREE event. In order to participate, please register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/free-business-credit-webinar-why-business-and-personal-credit-matters-for-startups-tickets-18888616360 Registered attendees will receive the webinar log-in info via email. This small business credit webinar is ideal for all business owners regardless of industry or years in business. You will learn the important differences between personal and business credit and how they are used by financial institutions, vendors and potential customers to determine your eligibility and set your terms. Webinar participants will find out why it's critical to separate your personal from business credit and how business credit can help you access more capital and save money. Participants will take away proven tactics for building a stronger business credit profile. Our members can get a free account at Creditera to help you build your business credit. Visit: http://creditera.7eer.net/c/183014/217572/2410 About the Presenter Tim Graczewski is vice president of strategy and business development at Creditera. Prior to joining the company in July 2014, Tim spent seven years at Intuit where he served as director of strategy and corporate development, head of product management for the interventional versions of QuickBooks and Payroll, and global customer care leader for QuickBooks Online. He also held various strategic alliances and corporate development roles at Oracle Corporation. A former naval intelligence officer in the reserves, Tim was recalled to active duty and deployed to Kandahar, Afghanistan in 2009 where he served as the lead economic development officer in NATO's Regional Command-South. He holds a masters degree in international economics and strategic studies from Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies and bachelor degrees in economics and political science for the University of Florida. Organizational Sponsors: http://www.innowest.org/ www.aslcpa.com (http://www.aslcpa.com/) We put promise to work https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/isv_inv_tsp_iic_silicon_valley_overview

    WEBINAR

    On Your Computer · Chicago, IL

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  • EXCLUSIVE MBA EVENT, FREE ENTRY: Achieve professional and personal development
    The QS World MBA Tour will be visiting Chicago on September 15th. REGISTER FOR FREE (http://goo.gl/rXEs8A) Our event is your opportunity to meet with admissions directors from the top local and international business schools, and network with top tier MBA alumni. As an attendee, you will be eligible to apply for exclusive MBA scholarships worth $1.7M and attend panels and seminars to have all of your MBA questions answered in one place. Our goal is to provide ambitious professionals like you with the best tools in order to facilitate your personal and professional development. We ensure that you have access to top business schools and education experts to help make this very important decision. Attending business schools include: *Kellogg, *Wharton, *Chicago, University of Illinois, Cornell University, Carnegie Mellon University, Kellogg, University of Wisconsin – Madison, George Washington University, Boston University, Michigan State University, University of Miami, UC Irvine, Emory, IE, HEC Paris and many more! During this event you can: · Meet face-to-face with admissions directors from top international and local b-schools · Apply for $1.7M of exclusive MBA scholarships to help finance your MBA · Attend a free GMAT seminar hosted by GMAC · Network with top tier MBA Alumni members from top business schools from Kellogg, Wharton and the University of Chicago Entry is free for members of this Meetup, but places are limited so make sure you Register today. (http://goo.gl/rXEs8A) You must register via the link as well as Meetup to confirm your attendance. We are on Twitter! Follow @TopMBA and use #QSMBAtour to join the conversation, get in touch with our team and meet other MBA candidates!

    Doubletree by Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile

    300 East Ohio Street · Chicago, IL