Join us at our SBAC Connects Venture Pitch Session, co-sponsored by www.VentureConnects.biz and www.MeetAdvisors.com where aspiring entrepreneurs and mid-sized businesses in growth mode seeking investments for their products or services will present pitches to accredited investors and other interested parties, followed by Advisors offering Advice to Entrepreneurs (see list of attending Advisors below).
Make sure to arrive early as security will need to see photo identification to enter the building.
Agenda for â€œVenture Pitchâ€ session Sep 18th, 2013:
- Happy Hour (5-5:45pm)
- Kickoff: SBAC/ Venture Connects/ MeetAdvisors (5:45-6:00pm)
- City of Chicago Treasurer – Stephanie D. Neely (6:00-6:15pm)
- Keynote Speech: Rishi Shah (6:15-6:45pm)
- “Venture Pitchâ€ presentations (6:45-8pm with moderators)
- Advisors offering Advice to Entrepreneurs (see list of participating Advisors below) (8-9pm)
â€œVenture Pitchâ€ Presenters:
Tickets include two drink tickets and passed appetizers. Additional drinks/food available for purchase at event.
Whether you’re interested in investing in a new business venture, want to learn how to make an effective pitch, or you’re curious to see a pitch session live, you won’t want to miss our inaugural Venture Pitch session at the beautiful Mid-America Club.
Click here to see list of participating Advisors who will offer advice during the event
TO PURCHASE TICKETS: Tickets are $25 (click here to purchase) for SBAC members and $30 (click here to purchase) for non-members. Tickets include two drink tickets and passed appetizers. Tickets will be $30 for members and $35 for non-members at the door.
Interested in making your pitch? Enter here!
Treasurer Stephanie D. Neely
Stephanie D. Neely, a native Chicagoan who grew up on the Southside, brings to the Office of Treasurer of the City of Chicago more than 20 years of financial services experience with leading investment banking institutions. A former vice president at Northern Trust Global Investments, Ms. Neely was responsible for working with public and corporate pension funds. As an African-American woman, Ms. Neely created opportunities for minority and women-owned financial services firms by fostering relationships with Northern Trust and thereby helping them establish a foothold in the industry. Ms. Neely consistently draws on her work in the fields of asset management, municipal and corporate finance in her role as Treasurer of the City of Chicago.
Chief Executive Officer and Founder Rishi U. Shah, Chief Executive Officer and Founder of Contextmedia, is a successful media and technology entrepreneur. Rishi started ContextMedia in 2006 to help patients with chronic diseases live healthier through contextually relevant media services. The companyâ€™s DOOH networks and mobile media offerings are now used by over a million patients monthly and the firmâ€™s clients include more than half of the 20 largest pharmaceutical companies. Rishi advises several early stage companies and serves on the Board of Directors of many civic organizations including the Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Institute for Student Business Education at Northwestern University and serves as a mentor for Chicagoâ€™s technology start-up incubator, Excelerate Labs. He was recognized by Crainâ€™s Chicago Business as a member of their 40-Under-40 class in 2009 and is an active member of the Executives Club of Chicago, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and the Illinois Technology Association.