The key to unlocking success? Find your purpose. SimplyBe founder and CEO, Jessica Zweig, sat down with Pete Wilkins, the managing director of HPA and founder of Omaxen to discuss how to build a brand around purpose and intentionality. At the end of the day, a brand based on followers and fame isn't sustainable.
Bootstrapping in America created week long series about the The Chicago Wellness Challenge, a six-week wellness challenge designed to help entrepreneurs and business professionals make their mental and physical health a priority. Throughout the Spring of 2019, participants and partners shared their experiences, tips, trials, and successes on social media in hopes of inspiring others to engage, learn, and start moving towards their own wellness goals. It was an overwhelming success and really made a difference in many lives. This episode features Pete Wilkins, the Founder and founding participant. When he's not involved with the Challenge, he is the Managing Director of Hyde Park Angels, the most active early-stage investment group in the Midwest.
The University of Chicago, Pollsky Center of Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 23rd Annual Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge
Join the Polsky Center for the finals of the 23rd Annual New Venture Challenge (NVC). Throughout the afternoon, the NVC finalists will present to a panel of judges comprised of investors, entrepreneurs, and industry experts.
Pitch Competition: New Venture Challenge
Judge: Pete Wilkins
This private event is set to unveil HPA's 2019 Midwest Startup and Venture Capital Analysis. HPA — along with PitchBook, Silicon Valley Bank, and CBRE — will share a thoughtful analysis of this year's ecosystem findings.
Entrepreneurs are always under pressure to perform. Stress builds and it takes a toll both mentally and physically, which impacts their ability to lead and grow a startup.
I believe that, in order for an entrepreneur to do their best work, they need to ensure that they’re ready and able to perform. This means taking care of mind and body to maximize performance. To prove it, I created The Chicago Wellness Challenge to challenge folks to make their wellness a priority.
JOIN The CHALLENGE and make wellness a priority in your life!
Set a wellness goal that you want to accomplish over the next 6-weeks.
Share via social media using #ChiWellnessChallenge.
Throughout the challenge, participants and partners will share their experiences, tips, trials, and successes on Instagram, Twitter, and LinkedIn, in hopes to call others to engage, learn, and start moving towards their own wellness goals.
mHUB annual Product Showcase & Anniversary Celebration. This event will bring together 1,000+ manufacturing and product innovation stakeholders for day of panel discussions, a couple fireside chats, ~50 startup company showcases, startup pitches, and closing reception.
Panel: Midwest Investment Landscape
Panelist: Pete Wilkins
The 5th Annual Future Founders U.Pitch National Elevator Pitch Competition & Showcase. U.Pitch brings together the best students from a cross-section of universities in this ultimate national elevator pitch competition. Future Founders, a non-profit organization that believes every youth can become an entrepreneur.
Pitch Competition: U.Pitch
Judge: Pete Wilkins
The Chicago Venture Summit is the Midwest region's flagship VC conference. The fourth annual Summit convenes the strongest local, regional, national and international venture firms with the region's best and brightest entrepreneurs and industry leaders. This invitation-only event takes place in Chicago on October 2 and 3, 2018.
Panel: VC Trends & Insights in the Midwest
Moderated by Pete Wilkins
In its 8th year, FamilyFarmed’s Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference is the Midwest’s premier event for thought leaders, innovators, stakeholders and entrepreneurs to learn, connect, cultivate ideas and drive innovation in Chicago’s booming Good Food landscape.
Panel: Good Food is a Good Deal: Investor Insights
Pete Wilkins and other investors share insights on why Good Food is good for the planet, good for people and good for business.