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Date/Time Event Partner
09/19/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder & COO at BenchPrep
We Work, Chicago IL
Startup Grind
Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder at BenchPrep, one of the fastest growing startups in Chicagoland. His story, his journey is really quite extraordinary, and not to be missed.
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Date/Time Event Partner
09/19/17
11:30 am - 1:30 pm
Jim Durkin: Republican House Leader
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Want to know what is really going on in Springfield? This talk will explore Illinois politics and the ongoing fallout from the budget deal.
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09/19/17
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Financial Modeling The Wall Street Way
2112 inc., Chicago IL
2112
As a startup, we all need to understand the key drivers for our business and their impact on business value. Whether you are fundraising or not, every business needs a blueprint for its financial success. Learn to model your sales, expenses, headcount etc to build a roadmap for your business. You can use these modeling skills to track your sales and business internally and also determine the amount of money to raise. Time permitting, we may even touch upon business valuation
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09/19/17
5:15 pm - 7:00 pm
The Profitable Harvest: Private Sector Investment in Agriculture
Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Chicago IL
Chicago Council
With Africa’s agriculture and food sector alone expected to reach $1 trillion by 2030, the opportunity for engagement is well beyond corporate social responsibility. What is the business case for deeper private sector investment, and what can the private sector do to transform the global food supply chain?
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09/19/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
The Current: September with Smart Grid Cluster
Coalition: Energy , Chicago IL
Coalition: Energy
The Current is a collaborative monthly happy hour and networking series. Every month, we welcome entrepreneurs, corporate leaders, nonprofits, technologists, and investors to Coalition: Energy's downtown coworking space to network, discuss, and celebrate the buzzing energy innovation community in Chicago.
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09/19/17
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Chi Hack Night
Braintree, Chicago IL
Chi Hack Night
Chi Hack Night is a free, weekly event in Chicago to build, share and learn about civic tech and tools to create, support, or serve public good. Hear from interesting speakers, learn from each other and work on civic projects. Non-techies are very welcome!
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09/19/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Electronic + Algorithmic Trading
Fin Tank, Chicago IL
Fin Tank
In this meeting we will discuss different methods of benchmarking trading algorithms. The two most common metrics for financial performance are expected returns and volatility. However, these returns are common measures for long term performance and require more consideration and complexity when designing trading algorithms. We will discuss methods of developing a baseline algorithm that performs predictably, for better or for worse.
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09/19/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder & COO at BenchPrep
We Work, Chicago IL
Startup Grind
Ujjwal Gupta, Co-founder at BenchPrep, one of the fastest growing startups in Chicagoland. His story, his journey is really quite extraordinary, and not to be missed.
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09/19/17
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Your Logo’s Great! How’s Your Brand? How To Best Communicate Your Food Brand
The Hatchery, Chicago IL
Hatchery Chicago
During this interactive session, you will discover how to fully capitalize on your brand and learn how you can effectively communicate your brand to customers, buyers, and investors by using crafty and affordable methods. Attendees will have a first-hand look at what other companies are doing to achieve branding success in the food space.
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09/19/17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Connecting the Dots: State & Taxes Forum
Byron Colby Barn, Grayslake IL
CTBA
The forum will discuss the following: Understanding property and income taxes. How does the state structure school and municipality funding? Illinois Tax Reform: Where do we go from here?
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09/20/17
7:30 am - 9:30 am
How the Jesuits are Reinventing Education (Again)
Maggiano's Banquets, Chicago IL
City Club of Chicago
Fr. Stephen Katsouros, Arrupe College of Loyola University Chicago, discusses innovation in education.
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