Date(s) - 04/18/17
5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
1871 - Merchandise Mart 12th floor
Chicago Founders' Stories
Tue, April 18, 2017 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Chicago Founders’ Stories, the cornerstone program of our Chicago Founders’ TV series, showcases conversations with the most interesting and accomplished founders in Chicago. We tape the series before a live audience at 1871 over pizza and beer.
Each episode features a new Chicago founder. Creator and host Pat Ryan hears their true story, and explores it as only two founders having a conversation together can. We examine topics like where the idea came from, their background in entrepreneurship and technology, achieving product/market fit, getting liquidity, two-sided networks, raising venture capital, scaling, and more.
In April 2017, Pat Ryan is hosting Scott Dorsey, co-founder of ExactTarget.
ExactTarget is an Indianapolis-based provider of on-demand email marketing software solutions. The company has raised over $188M in funding and was acquired by salesforce.com for $2.5 billion in 2013. Today, ExactTarget employs more than 1,000 people worldwide.
A graduate of Kellogg’s part-time program, Scott is also co-founder and managing partner at High Alpha, a venture studio that backs enterprise technology companies.
Scott has received such awards as the Indiana 2003 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award, an Indiana Business Journal 40 Under 40, and an American Business Awards Executive of the Year and Techpoint Trailblazer in Technology.
Check out the amazing founders that have joined us at Chicago Founders’ Stories by visiting Pat Ryan’s blog at http://www.coolerbythelake.com/.
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5:30-5:45 Arrivals, networking, food & drinks
5:45-7:00 Moderated discussion with Scott Dorsey, followed by Q+A
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