Built in Chicago/Excelerate Labs Office Hours-February

January 20, 2012

Register today for either February 2nd or February 7th-slots are filling up quickly! Details below. We have only request to ensure both you, and the mentor, have a great experience--please prepare for your meeting by (1) selecting the mentor whose background is most closely aligned with the problem you are looking to solve, and (2) focus the 30 minute meeting on a specific problem (s).


Background on Office Hours
We believe a significant reason (among many others) for Chicago's uptick in entrepreneurial activity over the past few years is the increase in mentorship. Between the launch of Excelerate Labs, the CECs continued involvement in connecting mentors to entrepreneurs, and many other programs, Chicago startups are now surrounded by a safety net eager to support and ensure their continued success.


In partnership with Excelerate Labs, we have initiated the Digital Leaders "office hours". Chicago's most experienced entrepreneurs and corporate leaders will offer their time and expertise to nurture and mentor the next generation of entrepreneurs. The office hours will be held throughout the year, initially at the Excelerate Labs office and eventually at the Tech Center space (mid 2012). Thank you to the mentors who are participating in the upcoming sessions--entrepreneurs register today the slots fill up quickly! All new dates and mentors will be announced via Built in Chicago and twitter so be sure to Follow Us for more frequent updates.


Upcoming Office Hours

Thursday, February 2, 2012 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Troy Henikoff (CEO, Excelerate Labs): http://ohours.org/TroyHenikoff

Eric Lunt (CTO, Bright Tag): http://ohr.me/wzyVvv
Benedict Rocchio (Partner, Baird Venture Partners): http://ohours.org/brocchio

Tuesday, February 7, 2012 (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)
Jordan Dolin (Founder and Vice Chairman, Emmi Solutions): http://ohours.org/officehours/3851
Troy Henikoff (CEO, Excelerate Labs): http://ohours.org/TroyHenikoff