3320 North Ravenswood Avenue
CRAVE Chat: The Balancing Act of An Entrepreness
Tuesday, April 23, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (CDT)
Nibbles and sips provided. | Sorry, no refunds.
About this Chat
The Balancing Act of An Entrepreness
When you’re living the life of a mompreneur or an entrepreness juggling your business, your family and your own personal happiness becomes a 3 ring circus. Between all these things your to-do list can feel overwhelming even when it’s full of things you love! Let’s address time management, efficiency and organization. Become the ringleader of your life’s circus and stop walking on that tightrope waiting to fall!
Miki Johnson, co-owner, Parsecco | @parsecco @heymikij
Miki Johnson is CEO and cofounder of Parsecco, a network of creative projects that helps creators engage their audience through authentic storytelling. Her past experience includes online marketing consulting, collaboration coaching and facilitation, and writing/editing for American Photo Magazine.
Bryn McCoy, co-founder, Citzen Made | @brynmccoy
Bryn McCoy, co-founder of Citizen Made, software engineer and product designer, she is the epitome of a maker. Whether it’s innovative software for the likes of IDEO and BMW, illustration and animation for lovable brand identity, art projects with her young children, or VJ gigs with Chicago’s indie bands, there is never a moment when Bryn isn’t working with ideas and artifacts, or found sketching with a notebook in tow. From working with a Silicon Valley network infrastructure startup through nine years of development in her design studio, she masterfully makes information beautiful from just a spark of imagination.
Una Pipic, COO, 1871 | @una1871
In her role as the COO, Una makes sure that 1871 daily operations run smoothly and effectively, and that 1871 is a strong launchpad for amazing content, ideas exchanges and relationship building. On the front end, this includes regularly connecting hundreds of startups with mentors, advisors and investors, and collaborating with partners to launch initiatives that grow and promote the startup community. On the back end, this means building a strong operational and managerial platform that supports hundreds of members having an amazing place to work and learn each day. Una holds MBA degree from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.
Maria Katris, CEO, Built in Chicago | @MariaKatris, @BuiltInChicago
Maria Christopoulos Katris is the CEO of Built In, a platform which enables cities to connect, educate and promote their growing digital communities.Through online and offline activities, the Built In platform connects startups, large co’s, universities, civics/non profits, local gov’t, accelerators, incubators and investors. Activities include media content curation, an active job board, data aggregation and publication, and events–at a hyper-local city level-with one shared goal–to help support digital communities. Maria is an intrapreneur and entrepreneur who has 12+ years’ marketing, strategy and consulting experience and has worked in diverse industries including: healthcare, technology and in-home services. Previously Maria was the Executive Director of TiE Midwest, the Chicago chapter of a Global not-for-profit organization dedicated to high growth entrepreneurs. Immediately prior to joining TiE Midwest, Maria founded Nanny Boutique, a Chicago-based nanny placement agency, which she sold within 2 years.
Sharon Schneider, co-founder, Moxie Jean | @moxiejeankids
Sharon Schneider is founder and CEO of Moxie Jean, an “upscale resale” e-commerce site that makes it easy for busy moms to buy and sell high quality, like-new baby and kids’ clothes. Moxie Jean has been featured on the TODAY Show, “Good Day, Chicago,” Huffington Post, and many others. Moxie Jean was a 2012 portfolio company of the prestigious Excelerate Labs. Previously, Sharon was Philanthropic Director at Foundation Source, where she worked with private foundations and high net worth families to accomplish their philanthropic goals. Sharon lives in Mt. Prospect, IL with her husband, a high school science teacher, and their children, ages 9, 6 and 2.
Tricia Meyer, Founder, Meyer Law, Ltd. | @tricia_meyer, @Meyer_Law
Tricia Meyer is the Founder & Managing Attorney of Meyer Law. Tricia has extensive experience counseling businesses of all sizes on corporate, commercial and employment-related matters. Tricia enjoys working with startup and early stage companies with respect to choosing the appropriate legal entity to getting the appropriate agreements in place between founders. As an entrepreneur, Tricia is genuinely interested in helping other entrepreneurs and connecting people to aide in business growth, knowledge transfer and development of strategic relationships. Furthermore, Tricia serves as a mentor for several organizations, including 1871 and Small Business Advocacy Council. Tricia has been selected for various honors and awards throughout her career, including being named a Rising Star by Super Lawyer’s magazine and being selected as Top Corporate Counsel by First Chair.