Built In Chicago/Excelerate Labs/CEC Ohours-June and July Dates Announced

Happy to announce a great lineup of mentors for Summer Office Hours at 1871. Register today-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 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC), 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 at 1871. Thank you to the mentors who are participating in the upcoming sessions--entrepreneurs register today the slots fill up quickly! All new datesand mentors will be announced via Built in Chicago and twitter so be sure to Follow Us for more frequent updates.

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Upcoming Office Hours

June 6th (1:00-4:00 p.m.)

Scott Kluth (Founder and CEO, Coupon Cabin): http://ohours.org/ScottKluth

Jared Golden (Founder and Co-CEO, Apparel Media): http://ohours.org/officehours/8036


June 14th (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Chris Hill (Founder & CEO, PerkSpot): http://ohours.org/officehours/7941

Michael Burke (Co-Founder, appsavvy): http://ohours.org/MichaelBurke


July 12th (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Eric Lunt (CTO, BrightTag): http://ohours.org/officehours/8035

Mike Boush (VP eCommerce Discover): http://ohours.org/MikeBoush

Alex Campbell (Co-Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, Vibes): http://ohours.org/officehours/8367


July 25th (9 a.m.-12 p.m.)

Constance Freedman (Managing Director, Second Century Ventures Fund): http://ohours.org/officehours/8847

Mike Boush (VP eCommerce, Discover): http://ohours.org/MikeBoush

Ivan Sheldon (Business Development, North Americas, Nokia): http://ohours.org/ivansheldon