Start Ups

Wednesday, October 23, 2013 1871 - 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Chicago, IL 60654

As we prepare for our class on Innovation and Entrepreneurship we wanted to give you some background on what it takes to build an “entrepreneurial ecosystem” in a city. A recent book called Startup Communities by entrepreneur/venture capitalist Brad Feld provides a good overview of the dynamics required to create an entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago. While we will not be discussing the book itself, the reading provides the context you will need to get the most out of the speakers.