Jeff Carter

Jeff Carter

Chicago

Introduction

co-founded Hyde Park Angels. Was a trader, and traded my own money-contrary to a lot of guys out there-I wasn't a broker. My word is my bond. Try to help you out even if I am not invested, and seek to make Chicago the best place around for supporting startups. We have a good base, but can do more.

Interests

Founding startups
Lean startups
Marketing
Sales/Biz Dev
Social media/PR
Women in tech
Wordpress

Expertise

Business Development
and Networking...

Companies

current
West Loop Ventures, Hyde Park Angels
Co-Founder

Other web profiles

my activity

Jeff posted a blog: Thank You For My Freedom
“ Veterans Day is on Tuesday.  Of course, stores will have good sales.  The holiday season is upcoming. But, take a moment and thank a veteran for your freedom. When I was growing up, being a vet meant WW2, Korea or Vietnam.  They w... ”
Jeff Carter has a new connection.
“ I am an investor in Dabble.   Dabble has had its ups and downs.  Recently, Erin Hopmann and new CEO Jay Swoboda sat down and did a podcast with Steve Gumm.  Steve is an entrepreneur himself.  Startup communities are built by entrepreneurs, and Chicag... ”
“ In the past couple of weeks I have been on some panels.  I will be on a panel early today at CATTECH VII up in Skokie.  It’s a conference put on by MRUN.  If you are in Chicago, come on up.  You will find it informative. There are tech transfer offic... ”
“ Chicago (PRWEB) October 21, 2014 NuCurrent, a leader in wireless power antenna technology, announces that the company has raised $3.48 million in a Series A round of funding from Independence Equity, Hyde Park Angels, Harvard Business School Angels... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Rewrite the OS
“ We are at one of the most exciting moments in history. At no other time has the distance between imagination and creation been so narrow. We now have the power to build the kind of world we could previously only dream of. With new tools such as 3D pr... ”
“ Last evening I was on a panel at 1871.  Linda Darragh invited had invited me.  We were talking entrepreneurship with first year MBA students from Northwestern.  Also on the panel were Joe Dwyer, Steve Collens CEO of Matter Chicago, Brian Hill CEO of... ”
“ Last week, our AmpliFund Public Sector team attended ICMA’s 100th Annual Conference. ICMA, or the International City/County Management Association, works to advance professional local government in order to build better communities. Among the session... ”
Jeff posted a blog: Can You Teach Courage?
“ Courage has been filtering in and through my life this weekend.  It’s probably an overused word.  At TechStars Patriot Boot Camp, I was surrounded by a bunch of people that had exhibited courage at one point in their life.  I am finishing Ben Horowit... ”
“ On October 21st, CATTECH VII will take place at the Illinois Science and Technology Park in Skokie.  The festivities start at 8am with an investor only meeting.  At the meeting, we will get to know each other better, and continue to figure... ”

recent blog posts

Jeff Carter
Veterans Day is on Tuesday.  Of course, stores will have good sales.  The holiday season is upcoming. But, take a moment and thank a veteran for your freedom. 
11/08/2014
VIEWS: 36
Jeff Carter
On October 21st, CATTECH VII will take place at the Illinois Science and Technology Park in Skokie.   The festivities start at 8am with an investor only meeting.  At the meeting, we will get to know each other better, and continue to figure out better and more ways to syndicate deals...
09/28/2014
VIEWS: 90
Jeff Carter
Ohours.org is shutting down.  How will anyone schedule office hours efficiently?  When I am approached by people that want to get involved with the local startup ecosystem, one of the first things I tell them is to set up an account with Ohours.org, and start to mentor.     They...
08/25/2014
VIEWS: 96
Jeff Carter
A friend of mine from New York that grew up in Chicago emailed me today.  She is looking for someone to bring The Feast to Chicago.  Here is some information about it.   The Feast Worldwide is a giant global roaming dinner party to imagine a brighter future.  Once a quarter,...
07/09/2014
VIEWS: 35
Jeff Carter
The trajectory of our work life is changing rapidly.  When I graduated from college is could be pretty linear and predictable.  Not any more.   45% of the world wide work force will be contingent or unattached by 2020.  That means they won't have steady jobs, but will be a part...
06/24/2014
VIEWS: 57

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