New Venture Challenge (NVC)
Jun
5
8:30 AM08:30

New Venture Challenge (NVC)

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

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The Chicago Wellness Challenge
Apr
22
to May 31

The Chicago Wellness Challenge

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!

  1. Set a wellness goal that you want to accomplish over the next 6-weeks.

  2. 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.

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mHUB Annual Event
Mar
14
2:00 PM14:00

mHUB Annual Event

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

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Future Founders U.Pitch
Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

Future Founders U.Pitch

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

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Chicago Venture Summit
Oct
2
to Oct 3

Chicago Venture Summit

  • Google Chicago Headquarters (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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

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Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference
Jun
19
8:30 AM08:30

Good Food Financing & Innovation Conference

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.

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