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Tuesday, September 4
 

TBA

Accelerator Demo Day
The Polsky Center Accelerator Program gives student teams the opportunity to work on their businesses and social enterprises in a collaborative and dynamic environment.
The 10 teams accepted to the program receive funding, office space, access to Polsky Center staff, coaching from faculty, mentorship from alumni entrepreneurs and Chicago-area investors, and weekly programming designed to help them overcome many of the hurdles to launching a business.
The program culminates in a Demo Day, where the teams will present their businesses and showcase their progress over the last ten weeks. The Demo Day typically draws over 100 attendees, including Chicago-area investors and entrepreneurs, media from various local outlets, and UChicago students, faculty, and staff.

For more information on the Accelerator Program, please click here.

Tuesday September 4, 2018 TBA
Gleacher Center Room 304
 
Tuesday, September 18
 

8:30am

Seminar on Nonprofit Career Transitions
The ​inaugural ​Seminar ​on ​Nonprofit ​Career ​Transitions ​on​ September ​18, ​2015, ​will ​​support Chicago ​Booth ​alumni ​who are working or have worked ​in ​the ​private ​sector ​and provide tools ​and ​insights ​ helpful in ​pursuing ​a ​new ​career ​at ​a ​nonprofit ​organization.

At ​this ​daylong ​event ​hosted ​by ​Booth’s ​Social ​Enterprise ​Initiative ​and ​Career ​Services, ​attendees ​will ​learn ​from ​other​ alumni ​who ​have ​made ​the ​move ​to ​nonprofits, ​gain insights from nonprofit professionals, ​and ​receive ​valuable ​input ​ from ​sector ​leaders. ​Seminar participants also will ​ have the opportunity to participate in small group advising sessions. Small group advising spaces are limited.

Regardless ​of ​where ​you ​are ​in ​your ​career ​or ​what ​social ​or ​environmental ​issues ​you ​care ​about, ​the ​seminar ​can ​help ​you begin to position yourself and ​leverage ​your ​Booth ​MBA ​ ​for ​a ​new ​career ​in ​the ​nonprofit ​sector. 

We hope to see on September 18 at the Seminar on Nonprofit Career Transitions.

Tuesday September 18, 2018 8:30am - 5:00pm
Gleacher Center Room 304
 
Sunday, September 23
 

9:00am

Industry Immersion
From real estate and private equity to technology and consulting—Booth alumni and company representatives discuss MBA career paths in presentations and panels.

Sunday September 23, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center

2:30pm

Industry Immersion (Career Services/Full-time students only)
From real estate and private equity to high-tech, consulting and social sector - Booth alumni and company representatives discuss MBA career paths in presentations and panels.  If you are interested in learning more about a career in the social sector, this is a great introduction to the potential careers in this space.

Sunday September 23, 2018 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Harper C03
 
Tuesday, September 25
 

11:45am

Nobel Laureate Professor Muhammad Yunus at University of Chicago

Join Nobel laureate and acclaimed economist Muhammad Yunus for an in-depth discussion of the challenges of, and solutions to, global poverty. Widely considered the father of both social business and microcredit, Yunus won the 2006 Nobel Peace Prize for his founding of pioneering microfinance institution Grameen Bank. He is the author of numerous books, including Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Enterprise and Capitalism and Building Social Business: The New Kind of Capitalism that Serves Humanities Most Pressing Needs. Fortune magazine has named him “one of the greatest entrepreneurs of our time.”
This event is part of the University of Chicago’s 125th Anniversary celebration and is cosponsored by Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative, the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the Institute of Politics, the Office of the President, and the Urban Poverty Lab.

Tuesday September 25, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Harper Center 104
 
Wednesday, September 26
 

8:30am

Get to Know the Social Enterprise Initiative
Stop by the Social Enterprise Initiative at Chicago Booth anytime during the week of September 26 for coffee and a snack. We look forward to meeting you!

Wednesday September 26, 2018 8:30am - Sunday September 30, 2018 5:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
 
Thursday, September 27
 

4:30pm

SEI Open House

On Tuesday, September 27, we invite you to join us at our official Open House. Come and connect with other students, learn more about SEI, and meet our staff (hint: we grew over the summer). Snacks from a local social entrepreneur will be served.


Thursday September 27, 2018 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Avenue
 
Friday, September 28
 

5:30pm

Collaboratorium Networking and Pitch Event
The Collaboratorium unites UChicago students with researchers, technologists, and faculty who want to explore the commercialization opportunities and business applications for their work. Attend this event if you have skills you can contribute to a team, if you’re interested in joining a team, if you want to learn about cutting-edge research, or if you have an idea that you would like to share with others. Click the registration link to review the event schedule, which will include networking and pitches by researchers. Pizza and drinks will be provided.

Friday September 28, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Sunday, September 30
 

4:30pm

SEI Open House
Stop by the Social Enterprise Initiative to meet other students and learn about the SEI resources, events, and programs that can help you make an impact on the social issues you care about.

Whether you are interested in a social sector career, looking for volunteer opportunities, or are curious about new ideas and research in the social impact space, we would love to meet you.

Coffee will be provided by Chapín Coffee, a social enterprise founded by Booth alumni, Jennifer Alexander, ’08, and Carlos Monzon, ’07. Snacks will be served from Blue Sky Bakery, a local nonprofit and cafe.

Sunday September 30, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

4:30pm

SEI Open House
Come chat about SEI, meet our staff, learn about our events and resouces and network with other students interested in social impact at Booth. 

Sunday September 30, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 216
 
Monday, October 1
 

11:30am

Polsky Center Open House
Attend the Polsky Center Open House to learn about entrepreneurship courses, resources, programs, and student groups at the University of Chicago. Polsky Center staff, faculty, and students will be on hand to answer questions. Snacks and drinks will be served.
Contact Tracey Elder at Tracey.Elder@chicagobooth.edu for more information.

Monday October 1, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Polsky Center (Harper Center, Suite 207)

12:00pm

Explore More: Using Business for Social Impact (Career Services/Full-time students only)
Expand upon your knowledge gained at Industry Immersion. Attend a panel led by second-year students to learn more about careers in the social sector.  This event is co-sponsored by the Net Impact and BoothEd student groups.

Monday October 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper

12:00pm

ExploreMore: Using Business for Social Impact
Expand upon your knowledge gained at Industry Immersion. Attend panels led by second-year students to learn more about various careers.

Monday October 1, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center

4:30pm

SEI Open House
Stop by the Social Enterprise Initiative to meet other students and learn about the SEI resources, events, and programs that can help you make an impact on the social issues you care about. 

Whether you are interested in a social sector career, looking for volunteer opportunities, or are curious about new ideas and research in the social impact space, we would love to meet you.

Coffee will be provided by Chapín Coffee, a social enterprise founded by Booth alumni, Jennifer Alexander, ’08, and Carlos Monzon, ’07. Snacks will be served from Blue Sky Bakery, a local nonprofit and cafe.

Monday October 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

4:30pm

SEI Open House
Come chat about SEI, meet our staff, learn about our events and resouces and network with other students interested in social impact at Booth.

Monday October 1, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 216

6:00pm

South Side Pitch
South Side Pitch showcases the South Side’s most innovative, up-and-coming businesses. Contestants will pitch their businesses to a panel of expert judges, who will provide feedback to help both the contestants and the audience learn about the elements of a winning pitch. We’ll compile scores based on judge evaluations and audience votes, and the winner(s) will receive a prize package. A reception will follow, and attendees will have an opportunity to network and build valuable connections.
South Side Pitch: Thursday, October 1, 6-8:30 PM
Chicago Innovation Exchange - 1452 East 53rd Street
Register to Attend Here
Apply to Pitch Here
South Side Pitch is hosted by the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship in partnership with the Chicago Innovation Exchange, the University of Chicago Office of Business Diversity, the University of Chicago Office of Civic Engagement and the South East Chicago Commission. Visit southsidepitch.com/apply by August 21 and submit your application to become a pitch contestant.

Monday October 1, 2018 6:00pm - 8:30pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Tuesday, October 2
 

11:30am

Polsky Center Open House
Attend the Polsky Center Open House to learn about entrepreneurship courses, resources, programs, and student groups at the University of Chicago. Polsky Center staff, faculty, and students will be on hand to answer questions. Snacks and drinks will be served.
Contact Tracey Elder at Tracey.Elder@chicagobooth.edu for more information.

Tuesday October 2, 2018 11:30am - 2:00pm
Polsky Center (Harper Center, Suite 207)

12:00pm

Ethical Issues in Health Care Reform

This event is co-sponsored by the University of Chicago's MacLean Center, The Institute of Politics, and The Bucksbaum Institute. 
For over 30 consecutive years, the MacLean Center has sponsored a seminar series that has examined one key issue in healthcare each year. Previous topics have included: pediatric ethics, controversies in end of life care, global health, healthcare disparities, and medical professionalism. This year's Seminar Series is on Ethical Issues in Health Care Reform.
This week's lecturer is David Axelrod, political strategist and director of the University of Chicago Institute of Politics. After graduating from the University in 1976, Axelrod spent eight years as a reporter and columnist for the Chicago Tribune, becoming the youngest political writer in the newspaper's history at age 27. In 1992, Mr. Axelrod met Barack Obama and in 2004 joined his Senatorial campaign. As senior advisor to Senator Obama during his presidentaial campaign in 2008, Axelrod strategically transmitted his vision of Obama's leadership to America with pioneering campaign tactics, landing Obama a decisive and historic victory. Axelrod served in the White House as Senior Advisor to the President, and in 2012, served as Senior Strategist to President Obama's successful re-election campaign. After the 2012 campaign, David Axelrod turned his focus to the Institute of Politics to help inspire and train he next generation of leadrs. Axelrod joined NBC News and MSNBC as a senior political analyst earlier this year.

Speakers

Tuesday October 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
University of Chicago Hospitals, Billings Auditorium P-117 5812 S Ellis Ave Chicago, IL 60637

4:30pm

SEI Open House
Come chat about SEI, meet our staff, learn about our events and resouces and network with other students interested in social impact at Booth. 

Tuesday October 2, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
SEI Office Harper, Suite 216
 
Wednesday, October 3
 

9:00am

Chicago Conversation: Social Entrepreneurship (Washington DC)
Chicago Conversations goes straight to the heart of the matter. In true Booth style, we actively seek the brightest thinkers, the most accomplished practitioners—innovators of every persuasion—and engage them in the cities where their industries thrive. Private Equity in Mumbai. Technology in Seattle. Social Enterprise in San Francisco.
Wherever the players are is where you’ll find us. Putting industry-specific topics and challenges through the crucible of Chicago-style thinking is guaranteed to make for a lively, engaging, insightful conversation. A Chicago Conversation. Join us.

Wednesday October 3, 2018 9:00am - 9:30am
TBD

11:30am

Polsky Center Open House
Attend the Polsky Center Open House to learn about entrepreneurship courses, resources, programs, and student groups at the University of Chicago. Polsky Center staff, faculty, and students will be on hand to answer questions. Snacks and drinks will be served.
Contact Tracey Elder at Tracey.Elder@chicagobooth.edu for more information.

Wednesday October 3, 2018 11:30am - 1:30pm
Polsky Center (Harper Center, Suite 207)

4:30pm

Social Impact LPF
Wednesday October 3, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Winter Garden
 
Friday, October 5
 

12:00pm

 
Saturday, October 6
 

5:15pm

Booth Social Impact Club Presents: Jim Ziolkowski of buildOn and Trevor Schauenberg of GE Capital

Join the University of Chicago Booth School of Business Social Impact Club to learn how buildOn and GE Capital have partnered to change communities in the places they do business and around the globe.
On Monday, October 6, buildOn founder, president, and CEO Jim Ziolkowski will join Trevor Schauenberg, president and CEO, GE Capital, corporate finance, for a discussion on how nonprofit and corporate partnerships can be forged to change communities and build strong corporate cultures.

The evening will begin with a reception, followed by the speaking engagement, and end with opportunities to learn about volunteering with buildOn and a book signing of Ziolkowski's New York Times bestseller Walk in Their Shoes, the story of his journey from working in the corporate world to being a global non-profit leader and the students and villagers who changed his life.

Saturday October 6, 2018 5:15pm - 9:00pm
Gleacher Center, 621 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
 
Monday, October 8
 

12:00pm

ExploreMore: Using Business for Social Impact (Full-time Students)
Attend panels led by second-year students to learn more about various career opportunities in social impact

Monday October 8, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
TBA

7:00pm

October Quick Pitch
The Polsky Center Quick Pitches are a monthly forum for those with entrepreneurial ideas to pitch to their peers, get immediate feedback, recruit team members, and ask for help. As the name implies, pitches are meant to be short (max of 2 minutes) allowing just enough time to explain what the idea is, why you're interested in it, and what you need help with.

Every presenter walks away with feedback from the audience and a curated panel, new connections, and offers to help. Anyone interested in joining a team is strongly encouraged to attend. 

RSVP Online

Monday October 8, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Tuesday, October 9
 

11:45am

Impact Investing and MIINT Info Session (Harper Center Session)
Impact investing is a growing field that marries investment discipline with measurable social impact. Join Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to learn about the impact investing programs and opportunities available to you. 
Resources to be discussed include:
  • Application and timeline for the MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) Competition – an experiential learning opportunity through which Booth students source and conduct diligence on social enterprises and then pitch their investment theses for a chance at representing Booth at the national MIINT finals at Wharton.
  • Courses and Competitions – Students interested in exploring impact investing are encouraged to build a foundation in traditional finance and investing, in addition to refining a robust social sector expertise. At this info session, we will introduce some the courses and competitions - like the Private Equity & Venture Capital Lab (PEVC), Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge (SPITC), and the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC) - which can help students achieve both goals.
  • Mentoring – SEI’s Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, will be on hand to answer questions about the Booth approach to impact investing and how to best take advantage of mentoring and coaching opportunities. Axelrad is CIO of Beyond Capital Fund.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center C-06 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

5:00pm

Impact Investing and MIINT Info Session (Gleacher Center Session)
Impact investing is a growing field that marries investment discipline with measurable social impact. Join Chicago Booth’s Social Enterprise Initiative (SEI) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation to learn about the impact investing programs and opportunities available to you. 
Resources to be discussed include:
  • Application and timeline for the MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) Competition – an experiential learning opportunity through which Booth students source and conduct diligence on social enterprises and then pitch their investment theses for a chance at representing Booth at the national MIINT finals at Wharton.
  • Courses and Competitions – Students interested in exploring impact investing are encouraged to build a foundation in traditional finance and investing, in addition to refining a robust social sector expertise and understanding of new funding mechanisms for social ventures. At this info session, we will introduce the courses and competitions like the Private Equity & Venture Capital Lab (PEVC), Sterling Partners Investment Thesis Challenge (SPITC), and the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).
  • Mentoring – SEI’s Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, will be on hand to answer questions about the Booth approach to impact investing and how to best take advantage of mentoring and coaching opportunities. Axelrad is CIO of Beyond Capital Fund.

Tuesday October 9, 2018 5:00pm - 5:50pm
Gleacher Center 600
 
Wednesday, October 10
 

11:45am

Impact Investing and MIINT Information Session

Come and learn more about the programs and opportunities at Chicago Booth that can help you build a strong foundation and core skills in impact investing.

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Wednesday October 10, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center C-25 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

12:00pm

SNVC/OpenImpact Info Session
SEI’s Will Gossin will give an overview of the new OpenImpact Series and the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). A part of the Edwardson Social Entrepreneurship Program, OpenImpact, is a new monthly series on connecting research to practice, featuring speakers from across the university, as well as experts in the social sector.

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation 


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:00pm - 1:30pm
Harris School of Public Policy, Student Lounge 1155 East 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637

12:15pm

Nonprofit Board Service Workshop - Limited to Graduating Evening and Weekend Students
Mark your calendar and RSVP for this workshop designed especially for students in the Evening MBA or Weekend MBA Programs who will be graduating in either the Summer or Autumn Quarters.

Serving on a nonprofit board after graduation is a meaningful way to make an impact on a social or environmental issue you care about.

Some benefits to you include the opportunity to:




  • Practice your leadership skills first hand in areas of group process, interpersonal communications, and conflict resolution

  • Put into use your knowledge of management, negotiations, and organizations

  • Give back to the community by getting involved

  • Network with like-minded individuals in the social sector


Wednesday October 10, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center, Room 422 450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr Chicago, IL 60611
 
Thursday, October 11
 

TBA

Net Impact Conference
Join Booth students and alumni for this year's Net Impact Conference, "MBAs for the Power of Good". The conference will feature keynote speaker, Catherine Patterson, Director, Global Citizenship & Sustainability at PepsiCo and sessions focusing on various topics including: Education, Arts, Impact Investing, Corporate Social Responsibility, Big Data, Sustainability, and Healthcare.

Thursday October 11, 2018 TBA
Gleacher Center Room 304
 
Friday, October 12
 

5:00pm

Impact Investing and MIINT Information Sessions

Come and learn more about the programs and opportunities at Chicago Booth that can help you build a strong foundation and core skills in impact investing.

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Friday October 12, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Gleacher Center, Room 304
 
Sunday, October 14
 

12:00pm

Keys to Research: Social Impact (Career Services/Full-time students only)
Learn about research tools that will help you prepare for recruiting in the social sector.

Sunday October 14, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center C04

5:30pm

Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground

Emily Parker will speak about her groundbreaking new book, Now I Know Who My Comrades Are: Voices from the Internet Underground, at this Global Voices Author Night, cosponsored by Chicago Booth's Social Enterprise Initiative, the University of Chicago International House, the Seminary Co-Op Bookstore, the UChicago Collegiate Scholars Program, and the UChicago Center for East Asian Studies.

Parker, formerly a State Department policy advisor, writer at the Wall Street Journal and editor at the New York Times, provides on-the-ground accounts of how the Internet is transforming lives in China, Cuba, and Russia. It’s a new phenomenon, but one that’s already brought about significant political change.


Sunday October 14, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
International House 1414 E. 59th St. Chicago, IL 60637
 
Monday, October 15
 

5:00pm

Social Impact Leadership Series: Education Reimagined with Khan Academy's Sal Khan

Join Chicago Booth's Dougan Scholars Certificate Program and the Social Enterprise Initiative for a Social Impact Leadership Series (SILS) talk on Education Reimagined with Sal Khan, founder and CEO of Khan Academy. In this very special event, Khan will share the inspiring story of how he founded the not-for-profit Khan Academy and how the organization is educating millions of people worldwide. Khan also will share his thoughts on what education reimagined could look like and how his dream of "providing a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere" could become a reality.
Doors will open for this event at 4:30 p.m. Remarks will begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. After the presentation, Khan will be available to sign copies of his book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined from 6 - 6:30 p.m. in the hallway outside Mandel Hall. Copies will also be available for purchase.
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About Sal Khan and Khan Academy:
Khan Academy is a learning platform which is comprised of instructional videos, practice exercises, dashboard analytics and teacher tools which empower learners in and outside of the classroom to study at their own pace. Khan Academy currently reaches over 26 million registered students in 190 countries, features a library of over 7,000 video lessons in more than 36 languages and covers a variety of subjects from math to science, history, economics, computer science and more.
Khan holds three degrees from MIT and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Khan has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, and recognized as one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”. In late 2012, Khan released his book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.

Monday October 15, 2018 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Mandel Hall 1131 E 57th St, Chicago, IL 60637
 
Tuesday, October 16
 

TBA

MIINT Application Deadline 8:00 a.m.
MBA Impact Investing Network Training program (MIINT)
Application Deadline: October 16, 8:00 a.m.
MIINT is an experiential learning opportunity for students at leading US business schools to source and conduct diligence on early stage impact investments. Booth student teams will compete in the Chicago Booth Finals Event for the opportunity to participate in the MIINT Finals event, to be held in April 2017 at Wharton.
Did you miss the MBA Impact Investing Network Training (MIINT) program info sessions this week?
Click here to view the recorded version. 



Tuesday October 16, 2018 TBA
TBA

12:00pm

Keys to Research: Social Impact (Full-time Students)
Learn about research tools that will help you prepare for recruiting in the social sector.

Tuesday October 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center C-05
 
Wednesday, October 17
 

TBA

GSIP Application Deadline 9:00 a.m.
Global Social Impact Practicum (GSIP), BUS 34721
Application Deadline:
October 17, 9:00 a.m.
This course will focus on understanding the opportunity for social entrepreneurs in urban habitat initiatves in India, and will include development of a plan to attract them. The course begins with a required field visit to India in December 2016 and culminates in the development of a strategic recommendation to be presented to the client team at the course sponsor, Tata Trusts. Did you miss the Global Social Impact Practicum (GSIP) info sessions this week?
Click here to view the recorded version.



Wednesday October 17, 2018 TBA
TBA

12:00pm

Keys to Research: Social Impact
Learn about research tools that will help you prepare for recruiting in a specific industry or function.

Wednesday October 17, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center C04
 
Thursday, October 18
 

12:15pm

Conversation with Care + Wear's Chat Razdan, '11 - Limited to Evening and Weekend Students
Limited Capacity seats available


Evening MBA Program and Weekend MBA Program students are invited to join the Social Enterprise Initiative for a conversation about social entrepreneurship with Care + Wear's cofounder and CEO, Chat Razdan, '11. Care + Wear is a social enterprise aspiring to improve the quality of life of patients who are undergoing long-term medical treatments.

Inspired by family and friends undergoing medical treatments via PICC (Peripherally Inserted Central Catheter) lines, Care + Wear developed its first product, the Band, an arm band that is protective, functional, comfortable, and hopefully inspirational.

Razdan is a proud UVA and Chicago Booth alumnus who spent time as a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. While at Chicago Booth, he was an Admissions Fellow, Random Walk Trip Leader, Co-Chair of the Media, Entertainment and Sports Group, NVC finalist, ChiBus columnist, member of the class gift committee and recipient of the student-nominated Irwin J. Biederman Award for leadership. A die-hard Baltimore fan, Razdan continues to cheer for the Orioles and Ravens and can often be found running up the West Side Highway in New York in the mornings. In his spare time, he helps to plan his class reunions for UVA and Booth and serves on young alumni boards for UVA.

Thursday October 18, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center, Room 422 450 N Cityfront Plaza Dr Chicago, IL 60611

7:00pm

Webinar with Current Africa Business Fellows
Curious to hear about the ABF experience directly from this year’s Fellows? Well now here’s your chance! Join us Tuesday, October 18th 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM EDT for an interactive webinar featuring members of the inaugural class of ABF Fellows. We’ll provide an overview of the Fellowship experience, detail the application and selection process, and have extended Q&A with the Fellows.

Thursday October 18, 2018 7:00pm - 8:00pm
TBA
 
Friday, October 19
 

11:45am

Global Social Impact Practicum Info Session
Learn about a new Winter 2016 course, the Global Social Impact Practicum (BUS 34721). Through this experiential learning opportunity, students will explore issues of international economic development by addressing a business question posed by the Tata Trust, the largest philanthropic organization in India. Lunch will be provided. 
If you are unable to attend the info session, please submit your name HERE to receive information about the class.


Friday October 19, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center, Room 104B
 
Saturday, October 20
 

10:00am

Launching Your Specialized Search (Full-time Students)
Join others interested in unique paths and learn strategies for launching and sustaining a specialized job search.

Saturday October 20, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Harper Center C-25 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

11:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:00am - 4:30pm
Booth 455, Classroom 101

11:45am

Lunch & Learn with Dan Nielsen, '02

Join Dan Nielsen, '02 for a lunch and learn on investing. Managing Director at Great Lakes Advisors, Dan will explain the various strategies being pursued across the investing landscape, given the latest trends and developments. He will also provide resources and job search tips for students interested in exploring careers in investing.

Cohosted by the Social Enterprise Initiative, the Investment Management Group, and Net Impact Group

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center, C-09

11:45am

Lunch and Learn with Chris Wheat, ’10
Join SEI and Net Impact for a lunch and learn on Innovation and Government: Doing More with Less with Chris Wheat, ’10, deputy director of Mayor Rahm Emanuel’s  Innovation Delivery Team. Wheat will also discuss the City of Chicago Fellows Program at a meet and greet hosted by Career Services after the lunch. Email Cortney.Robinson@ChicagoBooth.edu to RSVP.

Speakers

Saturday October 20, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center 223

1:30pm

Meet and Greet: City of Chicago Fellows Program
Hosted by Career Services, this meet and greet will allow students to have an informal conversation about the City of Chicago Fellows Program and what it is like to work for the city. Conversations with City of Chicago representatives will last 20 minutes, and there will be two to gour students to each representative per session. Registratin is required via GTS.

Saturday October 20, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
SEI Conference Room, 208b

6:00pm

SEI Social Impact Leadership Series: Mike Lynch, MBA ’98, and Eric Nyquist, MBA ’98, JD ’98
Limited Capacity seats available


Join the Social Enterprise Initiative for our first Social Impact Leadership Series event of the year with Mike Lynch, MBA ’98, and Eric Nyquist, MBA ’98, JD ’98, who will discuss "Driving Green Innovation at NASCAR".
Mike Lynch, ’98 
Vice President of Green Innovation, NASCAR
Mike Lynch is vice president of Green Innovation at NASCAR, where he has championed the widespread adoption and implementation of sustainability practices across the sport. Since joining NASCAR in 2008, Lynch spearheaded the launch of NASCAR Green, which has since grown into the largest sustainability program in all of sports and one of the most powerful and impactful green programs in the public and private sectors. Under Lynch’s leadership, NASCAR has recycled more than 20 million bottles and cans; 600,000 race tires; and enough oil to power the Empire State Building for one year. These bold initiatives inspired change throughout the industry, and attracted partner companies in the green and technology sectors. Lynch holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a bachelor’s degree in music, a master’s in science and a PhD, all from the University of Miami.
Eric Nyquist, MBA ’98, JD ’98
Senior Vice President of Strategic Development, NASCAR
Eric Nyquist is vice president of strategic development at NASCAR where he helps manage the course of key business developments and planning across NASCAR and NASCAR Media Group. Nyquist oversees NASCAR’s Los Angeles office in addition to working closely with Chairman and CEO Brian France. He is also a member of the company’s executive council. Nyquist joined NASCAR in 2005 and led the development and implementation of the industry’s five year strategic plan. Additionally, he was a driving force behind launching NASCAR Green and bringing American ethanol into the sport. Nyquist led the NASCAR acquisition of Iowa Speedway and currently sits on its board of directors. Nyquist has a BA in international economics from Carleton College, an MBA in analytical finance from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a JD from the University of Chicago Law School.
Please join us following the talk for a networking reception.

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gleacher Center, 100

6:00pm

SILS: Healthwear + the New Wearables

Join the Social Enterprise Initiative for a Social Impact Leadership Series on Healthwear and the New Wearables with Chat Razdan, '11, cofounder and CEO of Care+Wear. Care+Wear grew from the need to bring innovation and design into the health care industry. The social enterprise sells functional PICC Line armbands that protect, comfort, support and inspire patients living with and receiving medical treatment.
Razdan is a proud alumnus of the University of Virginia and University of Chicago Booth School of Business who spent time as a strategy consultant at A.T. Kearney and as an investment banker at Goldman Sachs. 
Nicknamed "Smiley" in middle school basketball camp, he has tried to bring a smile wherever he goes. A die-hard Baltimore fan, he continues to cheer for the Orioles and Ravens and can often be found running up the West Side Highway in the mornings.

Speakers

Saturday October 20, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
1871 in the Merchandise Mart, Auditorium, 12th Floor 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Chicago, IL
 
Sunday, October 21
 

10:00am

Launching Your Specialized Search
Join others interested in unique paths and learn strategies for launching and sustaining a specialized job search.

Sunday October 21, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Harper Center C-25 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

5:00pm

College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) Kickoff
If you're considering participating in the CNVC, join us for this kickoff. Information on applications, best practices, and team formation will be covered. The kickoff will also include a networking event.

Sunday October 21, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Harper Center 104

6:00pm

Social Impact Leadership Series: Sendhil Mullainathan

Why do successful people get things done at the last minute? Why does poverty persist? Why do organizations get stuck putting out fires? Why do the lonely find it hard to make friends? These seemingly unconnected questions are surprisingly joined by a single psychology of scarcity. Our research shows how scarcity—of any kind—creates its own mindset. Understanding this mindset helps illuminate behavior in nearly every walk of life.

Sendhil Mullainathan is a Professor of Economics at Harvard University and a recipient of the MacArthur Foundation's "genius grant." As a behavioral economist, his work integrates both psychology and economics. He also straddles the boundary between research and application. He co-founded ideas42, a non-profit organization that applies behavioral economics to real world problems, and the Poverty Action Lab (JPAL).

Sunday October 21, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gleacher Center Room 304
 
Monday, October 22
 

10:00am

Launching Your Specialized Search (Full-Time Students)
Join others interested in unique paths and learn strategies for launching and sustaining a specialized job search.

Monday October 22, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Harper Center C-25 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

6:00pm

The Future of Politics and Media in the Digital Age
Join us as a talented panel of experts examines how new technologies affect politics and media coverage. The panelists will strive to answer questions such as:
  • How is news redefined in an age of social media, crowd sourcing and big data? 
  • How does this affect politicians, political races, and how journalists cover events?
  • In the digital age, who will be more powerful: the citizen or the state?
  • What is the role of innovators and entrepreneurs in providing platforms that will be used in the political space?

Moderators
AN

Alex Niemczewski

CEO and Co-Founder of BallotReady, CIE Member

Speakers
JB

John Bracken

VP of the Media Innovation Program at the Knight Foundation
LF

Lisa Fletcher

Investigative Reporter and News Anchor on Al Jazeera America
KG

Kate Grossman

Director of Fellowships at the University of Chicago Institute of Politics
AV

Ali Velshi

Host of Ali Velshi on Target on Al Jazeera America
JW

Jacob Ward

Science and Technology Correspondent on Al Jazeera America


Monday October 22, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Tuesday, October 23
 

TBA

Nonprofit Executive Coaching Application Deadline
Offered by Chicago Booth's Social Enterprise Initiative, the Nonprofit Executive Coaching program is an invaluable opportunity for nonprofit executives to expand their leadership potential and for Booth alumni with mentoring experience to give back by providing leadership coaching to a nonprofit leader.

Chicago Booth alumni are matched with nonprofit executives for an initial six-month term of coaching and are expected to spend about one hour per week on coaching.
Participants must also attend a training workshop on Friday, January 13. Nonprofit executives accepted into the program will be required to pay $400 to cover program administration costs.
Email SEI@ChicagoBooth.edu with questions.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 TBA
TBA

8:30am

Booth Women Connect Conference
The Booth Women Connect Conference is the event of the year to connect with women within the Chicago Booth network and the broader Chicago business community. Celebrating its fifth year in 2015, the one-day conference provides the opportunity to hear distinguished faculty speakers and accomplished Booth alumnae provide insights as leaders in business and research. In addition, your attendance allows you to connect with professional businesswomen while sharing success stories and strategies for career development.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 8:30am - 6:00pm
Palmer House A Hilton Hotel 17 E. Monroe St., Chicago, IL 60603

9:00am

Impact Investor in Residence Office Hours
Brian Axelrad, '09, is chief investment officer of Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa. Axelrad also serves as a managing director of the Midwest Fund for Service Provider Capital, a venture capital fund focused on the early stage technology market. In addition, he is a partner in the Business and Finance Group at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Brian is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the MIINT competition.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Brian.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

10:00am

Launching Your Specialized Search
Join others interested in unique paths and learn strategies for launching and sustaining a specialized job search.

Tuesday October 23, 2018 10:00am - 11:30am
Harper Center C-25 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

11:45am

Conversation with Errol Davis Jr.
Limited Capacity seats available

Join the Social Enterprise Initiative for a lunch and learn event with Erroll B. Davis Jr., outgoing superintendent for Atlanta Public Schools (APS). Space for this event is limited. To reserve your seat, email Erica.Phillips@ChicagoBooth.edu.

Prior to joining APS, Davis was chancellor of the University System of Georgia, where he was responsible for 35 public colleges and universities; 302,000 students; 40,200 employees; and a $6.3 billion budget. Previously, Davis was chairman of the board of Alliant Energy Corporation – an energy holding company with $8.3 billion in assets and $3 billion in operating revenues. Davis joined Alliant as president and CEO, and before then served as president and CEO of WPL Holdings.

Davis is a former member of the University of Wisconsin System Board of Regents and former chairman and current member of the board of trustees of Carnegie Mellon University. A native of Pittsburgh, Pa., Davis earned a B.S. in electrical engineering from Carnegie Mellon University and an M.B.A. in finance from the University of Chicago. He is on the board of directors of General Motors, Union Pacific Corp. and the Public Broadcasting System.  He is on the advisory board of the Institute of Nuclear Power Operations (INPO) and a member of the National Academy of Sciences roundtable on community resilience.  Davis and his wife, Elaine, established the Davis Family Foundation, which makes annual grants to students in need.


Tuesday October 23, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper 219

4:30pm

UChicago Innovation Fair
Learn about all of the exciting and innovative things happening around campus at the first-ever UChicago Innovation Fair. The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Chicago Innovation Exchange have teamed up to create the event to give University of Chicago students, faculty, researchers, and staff  the opportunity to meet student groups, connect with a variety of resources available to entrepreneurs and innovators, and explore the new Chicago Innovation Exchange space.  Website/Contact: For more information, click here.



Tuesday October 23, 2018 4:30pm - 6:30pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Thursday, October 25
 

12:00pm

Office Hours: Social Entrepreneur in Residence, David Friedman, '89
Sign up now for office hours with the SEI's Social Entrepreneur in Residence David Friedman, '89. David is available for mentorship and to advise individuals and SNVC teams on their concept, business model, and entrepreneurial journey.
Friedman is the founder and CEO of AutonomyWorks, a technology social enterprise that employs autistic individuals to provide cost-competitive process execution services to companies needing these particular skills. Before starting AutonomyWorks in 2012, Friedman spent 25 years assisting retail and consumer organizations in building brands through great customer experiences — digitally, online, and in-store.

Thursday October 25, 2018 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

5:00pm

NVC/SNVC Kickoff

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Information on applications, best practices, and team formation will be covered for both the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge and the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge. The kickoff will be followed by a team-building event.

 
Friday, October 26
 

9:00am

Impact Investor in Residence Office Hours
Brian Axelrad, '09, is chief investment officer of Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa. Axelrad also serves as a managing director of the Midwest Fund for Service Provider Capital, a venture capital fund focused on the early stage technology market. In addition, he is a partner in the Business and Finance Group at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Brian is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the MIINT competition.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Brian.

Friday October 26, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Booth 455
 
Saturday, October 27
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Saturday October 27, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

11:45am

Campaign 2.0: How Technology Has Changed Our Elections

With only weeks until the presidential election, join the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation and the Institute of Politics for a discussion on the way technology is changing government and campaigns. Hear from civic tech leaders, like Betsy Hoover, Founding Partner of 270 Strategies, Michaelangelo D’Agostino, Director of Data Science R&D at Civis Analytics, Scott Tranter, Partner at 0ptimus, and Alex Niemczewski, co-founder and CEO of BallotReady, on the way technology has evolved and is currently being used in the 2016 campaign.

This panel is hosted in partnership with the 92nd Street Y’s UnConvention series with Public Radio International and Mic.

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Polsky Exchange

11:45am

Info Session on the Impact Investing Seminar and MIINT
The Social Enterprise Initiative and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are excited to introduce a new Impact Investing Seminar to be offered in conjunction with MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network & Training).
To learn more, join us on October 27th in Harper C-01 at 11:45 a.m. for an information session about both the Impact Investing Seminar and MIINT. Please RSVP to the info session HERE.
How to Participate in the Seminar
The Impact Investing Seminar is available by application only. No impacting investing experience is necessary to participate, and we welcome students of all professional backgrounds to apply. Please note: if you are accepted into the seminar, you are required to commit to participate in all seminar meetings and the MIINT competition (a list of dates is below). Applications are due by Wednesday, October 29 and can be completed HERE
About the Impact Investing Seminar
This unique seminar will provide students with a framework to understand impact investing and the skills to source, evaluate, and measure opportunities in the space. The seminar will include readings, cases, and lectures on the topic and is intended to supplement a student’s learning at Chicago Booth. Students enrolled in the seminar will also participate in MIINT, which will allow them to apply their learning through the active sourcing and vetting of social ventures.
The seminar will run from early November to late January and include seven sessions, each held at the Gleacher Center from 6 – 9 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, November 4
  • Monday, November 10
  • Monday, November 17
  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, January 20
  • Tuesday, January 27
  • Tuesday, February 24 (This is the Chicago Booth MIINT Semi-Finals and will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Harper Center)
The seminar on impact investing will be taught by Brian Axelrad, Booth ’09, who is the Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and also a corporate attorney and chair of the Venture Capital & Technology Practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago. The seminar will be run in conjunction with the second annual Chicago Booth MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training) Competition.
About MIINT
MIINT is an experiential learning opportunity that provides an opportunity for student teams to source and conduct diligence on early-stage impact investments. Spearheaded by Bridges Ventures US, MIINT fosters collaboration among leading US business schools and helps educate the next generation of impact investors. Each winter, Chicago Booth hosts a semi-finals competition, at which Chicago Booth teams present their investment proposals to a panel of top impact investors from Chicago and beyond. The winning Chicago Booth team advances to the MIINT finals, which are held at Wharton in late March.

Saturday October 27, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper C-01

6:00pm

NVC and SNVC Kickoff & Networking Event
If you're considering participating in the 20th anniversary of the 
Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge or the John 
Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge, join us for this 
kickoff. Information on applications, best practices, and team 
formation will be covered. The kickoff will be followed by a team-
building event in the Harper Center Winter Garden. Questions? Contact Hannah.Williams@ChicagoBooth.edu

 
Sunday, October 28
 

2:00pm

Board Fellows Coffee Chat with Bob Davidson, '69
Join us for coffee, cookies, and conversation with Booth alum, Bob Davidson, '69. Bob has dedicated much of his life to serving on nonprofit boards including: Morehouse College (Chairman), The Smithsonian American Art Museum, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra, the African American Museum of Art, Big Brothers of Greater Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles Urban League. He also serves on the Chicago Booth Advisory Council. Conversation will include information about Board Fellows and current Board Fellows projects, followed by remarks and Q&A from Bob Davidson on his own board service experiences. 

Co-hosted with Net Impact Board Fellows

Sunday October 28, 2018 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Harper Center, 219

6:00pm

SNVC/NVC Kickoff Event
When: Tuesday, October 28, 2014, from 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Where: 
Harper Center 104 (Kickoff) and Harper Center Winter Garden (Networking)
Who: 
UChicago students and others interested in participating in the NVC and/or SNVC

If you're considering participating in the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge or the John Edwarson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge, join us for this kickoff. Information on applications, best practices, and team formation will be covered. The kickoff will be followed by a networking and team-building event. For more information on the NVC, click here.

 
Monday, October 29
 

6:00pm

New Venture Challenge/Social New Venture Challenge Kickoff
When: Oct 29th 6:00-8:00PM
Where: Harper Center 104 (Kickoff), Harper Center Winter Garden (Networking)
Who: UChicago Students and others interested in participating in the NVC and/or SNVC
If you're considering participating in the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge or the Social New Venture Challenge, join us for this kickoff. Information on applications, best practices, and team formation will be covered. The kickoff will be followed by a team-building event. For more information about the NVC and SNVC, click here.
To registerclick here.
For more information about The NVC and SNVC programs, click here.

 
Tuesday, October 30
 

12:00pm

Private Equity and Venture Capital Lab Info Session
The Private Equity & Venture Capital Lab, sponsored by Rick M. Elfman, ’83, and Terri Wareham, ’82, was created for Chicago Booth students to learn firsthand about the private equity and venture capital industries. Through the combination of an intensive internship at a private equity or venture capital firm and an academic course, students become active participants in the analysis of real-world investment decisions made by seasoned investors and also learn to apply their academic frameworks to their internship experiences.


Tuesday October 30, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center C-07

1:00pm

CIE and Harris School Present: Building Businesses with Social impact
UCIE, The Harris School of Public Policy, and The Chicago Innovation Exchange are collaborating to bring students at the University of Chicago a panel discussion on the topic of entrepreneurship with a social impact. This is the first time that these three wonderful units are working together to engage University of Chicago students at the undergraduate and graduate levels this type of event. Panelists include: Aviva Rosman, Ballot Ready Euler Bropleh, Co-Founder and CEO at VestedWorld Tricia Martinez, Founder and CEO at Swift Josh Middleman, COO at Reliefwatch Moderator: Jerry Huang, Program Director of UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship The event is scheduled for Friday, October 30th from 1-3pm. The panel discussion portion will take place from 1:30-2:30pm at the Chicago Innovation Exchange, University of Chicago 1452 E. 53rd St., Chicago, IL 60615.

Tuesday October 30, 2018 1:00pm - 3:00pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615

5:30pm

Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): Understanding Users
When: Thursday, October 30, 2014, from 5:30 p.m.- 7p.m.
Where:
Chicago Innovation Exchange (1452 E. 53rd st.)
Who:
Open to the University of Chicago community

When do you conduct focus groups? How about surveys? What does a good prospective customer interview look like? Come to this hands-on workshop led by Emergent Design to learn the ins and outs of customer and market research.

Questions: 
Contact Jerome Goodrich (Jerome.Goodrich@Chicagobooth.edu)

Learn More/Sign Up For E2 Events: bit.ly/e2fall
Sign Up to Give a Quick Pitch: bit.ly/e2quickpitch


Tuesday October 30, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Wednesday, October 31
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Wednesday October 31, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Booth 455, Classroom 101
 
Sunday, November 4
 

3:00pm

The Entrepreneurship Thing (a program of the Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable and UCWBG)
Thinking of starting your own business and need practical advice on raising money, legal issues about quitting your day job, or finding developers? Maybe you are thinking of buying a business out of bankruptcy or you want to start a social venture. Get all your start-up questions answered at the UCWBG and Entrepreneurial Roundtable’s November 4th conference and clinic at Gleacher Center. Register for The Entrepreneurship Thing by October 25th for discounted member and student pricing at ucwbg.org. 

Sunday November 4, 2018 3:00pm - 8:00pm
Gleacher Center Room 304

4:45pm

International Innovation Corps Corporate Conversation
This event allows The International Innovation Corps to network with Full-Time and OCR eligible Part-Time students and provides them with a firsthand view of the culture of the organization and what makes it unique. Registration required via GTS.

Sunday November 4, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Harper Center

6:00pm

November Quick Pitch
The Polsky Center Quick Pitches are a monthly forum for those with entrepreneurial ideas to pitch to their peers, get immediate feedback, recruit team members, and ask for help. As the name implies, pitches are meant to be short (max of 2 minutes) allowing just enough time to explain what the idea is, why you're interested in it, and what you need help with. Every presenter walks away with feedback from the audience and a curated panel, new connections, and offers to help. Anyone interested in joining a team is strongly encouraged to attend.

RSVP Online

Sunday November 4, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gleacher Center Room 304

6:00pm

Impact Investing Seminar #1 (by application only)
The Social Enterprise Initiative and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are excited to introduce a new opportunity for Chicago Booth students interested in impact investing.
The seminar on impact investing will start in early November and be taught by Brian Axelrad, Booth ’09, who is the chief investment officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and also a corporate attorney and chair of the Venture Capital & Technology Practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.
The seminar will last over seven sessions and will be run in conjunction with the second annual Chicago Booth MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training) Competition.
About the Impact Investing Seminar This unique seminar will provide students with a framework to understand impact investing and the skills to source, evaluate, and measure opportunities in the space. The seminar will include readings, cases, and lectures on the topic and is intended to supplement a student’s learning at Chicago Booth. Students enrolled in the seminar will also participate in MIINT, which will allow them to apply their learning through the active sourcing and vetting of social ventures. 
The seminar will run from early November to late January and include seven sessions, each held at the Gleacher Center from 6 – 9 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, November 4
  • Monday, November 10
  • Monday, November 17
  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, January 20
  • Tuesday, January 27
  • Tuesday, February 24 (This is the Chicago Booth MIINT Semi-Finals and will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Harper Center)
About MIINT
MIINT is an experiential learning opportunity that provides an opportunity for student teams to source and conduct diligence on early-stage impact investments. Spearheaded by Bridges Ventures US, MIINT fosters collaboration among leading US business schools and helps educate the next generation of impact investors. Each winter, Chicago Booth hosts a semi-finals competition, at which Chicago Booth teams present their investment proposals to a panel of top impact investors from Chicago and beyond. The winning Chicago Booth team advances to the MIINT finals, which are held at Wharton in late March.
 

Sunday November 4, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gleacher Center, Room 604
 
Monday, November 5
 

9:00am

Social Entrepreneur in Residence Office Hours
After 25 years in brand management with the likes of Sears Holdings and Razorfish, David Friedman, '89, left the corporate world to start AutonomyWorks, a technology social enterprise that employs autistic individuals to provide cost-competitive process execution services. Since 2012, AutonomyWorks has offered solutions for clients while providing meaningful work and a living wage for people with autism.

Dave is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Dave.

Monday November 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

11:40am

The Business Side of the Smart Museum: A Tour and a Talk
RSVP to Erica Phillips to reserve a spot.
11:40 a.m. – 1:20 p.m., Meet in Harper Center Lobby

Join visiting artist, John Michael Schert; director of the UChicago Smart Museum, Tony Hirsch; and professor Canice Prendergast for a business-focused fieldtrip to the Smart Museum. You will get a brief orientation to the museum and collection and hear what it takes to run a museum and the business behind it including marketing, product development, etc. Don’t miss this unique and exciting opportunity to see the Smart Museum through a Chicago Booth lens. 
 
 
 

Monday November 5, 2018 11:40am - 1:20pm
UChicago Smart Museum 5550 S. Greenwood Avenue Chicago, IL 60637

12:15pm

NVC/SNVC Kickoff

Information on applications, best practices, and team formation will be covered for both the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge and the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge. The kickoff will be followed by a team-building event.

Cohosted by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Monday November 5, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center, Room 308 Gleacher Center, Room 308

4:30pm

SNVC Meet-and-Greet
Join fellow students interested in applying for the Social New Venture Challenge for a chance to form teams, share ideas, and meet alumni who have completed the SNVC. SNVC faculty and coaches will also be there to answer questions.

Monday November 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637
 
Tuesday, November 6
 

9:00am

Impact Investor in Residence Office Hours
Brian Axelrad, '09, is chief investment officer of Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa. Axelrad also serves as a managing director of the Midwest Fund for Service Provider Capital, a venture capital fund focused on the early stage technology market. In addition, he is a partner in the Business and Finance Group at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Brian is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the MIINT competition.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Brian.

Tuesday November 6, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chicago Booth Conference Room at 1871 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654

11:45am

Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): Quick Pitch #2
When: Thursday, November 6, 2014, 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where:
 Harper Center C-10
Who: 
Open to the University of Chicago community

A lot can happen in four weeks. Come hear the evolution and progress of ideas presented at the first Quick Pitch. The format will be the same as the first, and attending students are encouraged to give feedback and share new ideas. 

Questions: Contact Jerome Goodrich (Jerome.Goodrich@Chicagobooth.edu)

Learn More/Sign Up For E2 Events: bit.ly/e2fall
Sign Up to Give for Quick Pitch: bit.ly/e2quickpitch

Tuesday November 6, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center C-10

4:30pm

Monthly Happy Hour - SNVC Focus
Join fellow students interested in applying for the Social New Venture Challenge for a chance to form teams, share ideas, and meet alumni who have completed the SNVC. SNVC faculty and coaches will also be there to answer questions. 

Tuesday November 6, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 216

5:00pm

Register your team for the HULT PRIZE
How will you change the world with US$1million? Team registration opens today until Nov 6th at 5 pm. 
 
The Hult Prize is the world’s largest student competition and start-up platform for social good. In partnership with President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, this innovative crowdsourcing platform catalyzes students to create and launch disruptive and catalytic social ventures that aim to solve the planet’s most pressing challenges. Student teams compete around the world for a chance to secure US$ 1 million in start-up funding to launch a sustainable social enterprise.
 
This year Booth Global Impact with the collaboration of the Social Enterprise Initiative, is hosting the 2015 Hult Prize Campus Event. The winner of our campus event will automatically advance to compete in one of five regional finals happening across the world in Boston, San Francisco, London, Dubai and Shanghai. 
 
If you are interested to participate, please register your team at http://www.hultprizeat.com/chicago. The registration deadline is Friday November 6 at 5 pm. 


Tuesday November 6, 2018 5:00pm - 5:01pm
TBA

6:00pm

Social Impact Leadership Series: Chris Balme and Art Bilger, '77

Founder and Funder: A Conversation on Education, Scale, and Spark
Please join the Social Enterprise Initiative on November 6 for our Social Impact Leadership Series event with Chris Balme and Art Bilger, '77.
Founder and Funder: Chris Balme founded Spark in 2008. Art Bilger has been instrumental in Spark's ability to scale and in 2013, made it possible to open Spark Philadelphia, the first Spark east coast location and the new home of 160 apprenticeships for students. Join us for a conversation on the relationship between founder and funder, what motivates philanthropy, and how an organization thinks about and relates to its stakeholders.
Chris Balme is the Co-Founder and CEO of Spark, a rapidly-scaling national nonprofit working to increase high school graduation rates. Spark's programs address the staggering 25% national dropout rate, serving at-risk students by matching them with apprenticeships in professional workplaces. Chris holds degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Business, and has taught with the Breakthrough Collaborative and in the Philadelphia public schools. For his work at Spark, Chris has been honored with the Bay Area's Jefferson Award for Public Service, the New Leaders Council "Top 40 under 40" Leaders Award, the Draper Richards Kaplan Fellowship, and the Ashoka Fellowship.
Art Bilger is the Managing Member of Shelter Capital Partners, LLC, an entity engaged in venture capital investment management, which he founded while acting as the Vice Chairman of Akamai Technologies, Inc. He is an investor in and director of various private companies engaged in activities where content is integrated with new technologies. He has served as the President, Chief Operating Officer and a Director of New World Communications Group, Inc., and was a founding partner of Apollo Advisors, LP, an institutional private equity firm. Art serves as a member of the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School Board of Overseers and Vice Chairman of the Skirball Cultural Center. Art Bilger has his B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from the University of Chicago.
Immediately following the talk, join us for hors d’oeuvres and beverages.

Please Register HERE

Tuesday November 6, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gleacher Center Room 304
 
Wednesday, November 7
 

11:45am

IDEACorps Information Session
Join us Thursday, November 7, 11:45-12:30 in C-03 for a presentation and discussion about applying to join Booth's IDEAcorps team for spring break.
IDEAcorps is the nationally-recognized experiential learning program that engages top MBA students to provide strategic consulting to high-growth New Orleans entrepreneurs during New Orleans Entrepreneur Week. MBA teams partner with select entrepreneurs and serve as their executive management team for a week, while simultaneously enjoying the rich culture and lifestyle of New Orleans during their spring break. You can learn more here.
Other schools competing in 2014 are: Berkeley Haas, Chicago Booth, Cornell Johnson, MIT Sloan, Northwestern Kellogg, Stanford GSB, Tulane Freeman, and Loyola College of Business.
Lunch will be provided.
Click here to RSVP or be added to the list of interested students.

Wednesday November 7, 2018 11:45am - 12:30pm
Harper Center C03

12:00pm

OpenImpact Information Session

Join SEI's Will Gossin for an overview of the new OpenImpact Series and the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC). OpenImpact is a new monthly series for creatively connecting research to practice, by teaching fundamental skills to help develop and execute new ideas with social impact. Questions, contact Will Gossin at will.gossin@chicagobooth.edu.

Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center C-02 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

12:15pm

NVC/SNVC Kickoff
Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
If you're considering participating in the 20th anniversary of the 
Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge or the John 
Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge, join us for this 
kickoff. Information on applications, best practices, and team 
formation will be covered.
 
 

Wednesday November 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center, Room 308 Gleacher Center, Room 308

4:45pm

Big Problems, Big Ideas
Join us for a unique event designed to bring students together with experts from a variety of industries and backgrounds to discuss and identify potential solutions to the most pressing problems we face at local and global levels. The event will feature Michael Greenstone (energy), Sendhil Mullainathan (poverty), and Olufunmilayo I. Olopade (healthcare). Food and beverages will be provided.

Cohosted by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Wednesday November 7, 2018 4:45pm - 7:00pm
Harper Center, 107
 
Friday, November 9
 

11:45am

Lunch & Learn with Zoë Timms of the Women's Education Project

Come for lunch and learn how Zoë Timms, founder of the Women's Education Project, is working to aid economically disadvantaged women in pursuing college and careers. Lunch will be provided.

Friday November 9, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center, Suite 223

12:00pm

Chicago Booth Board Fellows – Informational Session Calls
Sign up for one of two informational calls about the Chicago Booth Board Fellows Program. Applications for the Chicago Booth Board Fellows Program are also now open. For more information visit here. Call-in details will be sent once you pre-register for a call.

Friday November 9, 2018 12:00pm - 12:30pm
TBA

12:15pm

New Venture Challenge Gleacher Kickoff
Friday November 9, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center Room 400 450 North Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago

12:30pm

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Friday November 9, 2018 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Booth 455, Classroom 101

5:00pm

Chicago Booth Board Fellows – Informational Session Calls
Sign up for one of two informational calls about the Chicago Booth Board Fellows Program. Applications for the Chicago Booth Board Fellows Program are also now open. For more information visit here. Call-in details will be sent once you pre-register for a call.

Friday November 9, 2018 5:00pm - 5:30pm
TBA

6:00pm

Intro to Understanding Your Technical Needs

Join Chicago Booth Professor Raghu Betina for a primer on application development for your potential SNVC team. The session will replicate his course's Day 1 lecture and introduce a tool that he's created to help non-coders evaluate and plan the technical side of their solutions. Questions, contact Will Gossin at will.gossin@chicagobooth.edu.


Friday November 9, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gleacher Center, Room 308 Gleacher Center, Room 308
 
Saturday, November 10
 

12:30pm

SNVC Info Session with UChicago Grad


Join UChicago Grad and SEI for an event designed for students and postdocs interested in learning about social ventures, and how the SNVC provides opportunities for you to be involved in a project.

By the end of this event, you should have a clear sense of what social enterprise is and have a better understanding of the process for and value of applying to the Social New Venture Challenge.

Saturday November 10, 2018 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Cobb Hall, Room 301 5811 S. Ellis Ave. Chicago, IL 60637

5:30pm

Startup Networking Night
Join us for community-building and a night of networking with local entrepreneurs and fellow Chicago Booth students. Register via GTS.

Saturday November 10, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Gleacher Center, Room 621 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr, Chicago, IL

6:00pm

Mark Cuban Gave Me Money on Shark Tank: A Chat with Three Local Founders

Join UChicago Careers in Entrepreneurship for a conversation with three local founders who all received investments from Mark Cuban on the tv show Shark Tank. Founders from Luminaid (Andrea Sreshta, '16), iRetron (Jason Li, AB '18), and ReThink (Trisha Prabhu, NVHS) will be on hand to chat about their ventures, their experiences on Shark Tank, and what it's like to do business with Mark Cuban. Questions, contact Jerry Huang at jhuang@uchicago.edu. Undergraduate RSVP available on Handshake.

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Polsky Exchange

6:00pm

Impact Investing Seminar #2 (by application only)
The Social Enterprise Initiative and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are excited to introduce a new opportunity for Chicago Booth students interested in impact investing.
The seminar on impact investing will start in early November and be taught by Brian Axelrad, Booth ’09, who is the chief investment officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and also a corporate attorney and chair of the Venture Capital & Technology Practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.
The seminar will last over seven sessions and will be run in conjunction with the second annual Chicago Booth MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training) Competition.
About the Impact Investing Seminar This unique seminar will provide students with a framework to understand impact investing and the skills to source, evaluate, and measure opportunities in the space. The seminar will include readings, cases, and lectures on the topic and is intended to supplement a student’s learning at Chicago Booth. Students enrolled in the seminar will also participate in MIINT, which will allow them to apply their learning through the active sourcing and vetting of social ventures. 
The seminar will run from early November to late January and include seven sessions, each held at the Gleacher Center from 6 – 9 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, November 4
  • Monday, November 10
  • Monday, November 17
  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, January 20
  • Tuesday, January 27
  • Tuesday, February 24 (This is the Chicago Booth MIINT Semi-Finals and will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Harper Center)
About MIINT
MIINT is an experiential learning opportunity that provides an opportunity for student teams to source and conduct diligence on early-stage impact investments. Spearheaded by Bridges Ventures US, MIINT fosters collaboration among leading US business schools and helps educate the next generation of impact investors. Each winter, Chicago Booth hosts a semi-finals competition, at which Chicago Booth teams present their investment proposals to a panel of top impact investors from Chicago and beyond. The winning Chicago Booth team advances to the MIINT finals, which are held at Wharton in late March.
 

Saturday November 10, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gleacher Center, Room 604
 
Sunday, November 11
 

11:45am

Lunch and Learn for Full-Time students with Vince Bertram
Join the Social Enterprise Initiative and Vince Bertram for lunch and discussion on education. Dr. Bertram is President and Chief Executive Officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW). Since joining PLTW in June 2011, the organization has grown to serve more than 6,500 schools in the U.S., trained thousands of teachers, and received several national recognitions, awards, and partner support.

Bertram is also a New York Time bestselling author with his book One Nation Under-Taught: Solving America’s Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Crisis. Bertram has traveled internationally to discuss issues of STEM education, workforce, and the economy, including appointment by the U.S. Department of State as the education expert for the United States Speaker and Specialist Program.

To RSVP, please email Cortney Robinson at cortney.robinson@chicagobooth.edu.

Sunday November 11, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center 223

5:30pm

Big Problems, Big Ideas
When: Tuesday, November 11, 2014 from 5:30 - 8 p.m.
Where: 
Harper Center Room 104
Who: 
UChicago Students

Big Problems, Big Ideas is a unique event designed to bring students together with experts from a wide variety of industries and backgrounds to discuss and identify potential solutions to the most pressing problems we face at local and global levels, as well as be exposed to potential areas ripe for disruption and innovation. For more information, click here.

Sunday November 11, 2018 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Harper Center 104
 
Monday, November 12
 

9:00am

Impact Investor in Residence Office Hours
Brian Axelrad, '09, is chief investment officer of Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa. Axelrad also serves as a managing director of the Midwest Fund for Service Provider Capital, a venture capital fund focused on the early stage technology market. In addition, he is a partner in the Business and Finance Group at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Brian is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the MIINT competition.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Brian.

Monday November 12, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

12:00pm

Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge Info Session
The Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge is an international competition that invites teams across business schools to design an investment vehicle (e.g., PE/VC/REIT/social impact bonds) that implements solutions that offer financial as well as social and/or environmental returns. Past winners include (i) conservation notes to finance forest management solutions that address the issue that 37% of the US is in moderate drought and (ii) social impact bonds to lower incidence of Type 2 diabetes.

Timeline:
Info Session: 11/12/2015
Mentor Request: 1/20/2016
2-page Prospectus: 2/24/2016 (electronic submission)
Final presentation: 4/15/2016 in Hong Kong

Benefits:
- Learn from your peers (teams of up to 4 Booth & non-Booth graduate students)
- Get coaching from real-world practitioners (A managing director of Social Finance mentored the 2014 Booth team)
- Deploy novel investment strategies that can capitalize innovative solutions while catalyzing capital in the private sector
- Have a chance to represent Booth at the final round in an expense-paid trip to Hong Kong

Learn more:
http://sustainableinvestingchallenge.org/ Staff and past MSSIC participants will be present to discuss the program and answer questions.

Monday November 12, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center 3b
 
Tuesday, November 13
 

11:45am

Entrepreneurship Essentials - Entrepreneurial Leadership and Team-Building
RSVP Now
The E2 series continues off with a panel on entrepreneurial leadership and team-building. Professor Bob Rosenberg will lead a panel which includes successful NVC entrepreneurs Seyi Fabode, Sinuhe Arroyo, Nancy Martin, and Alex Pedenko. They will discuss their team-building process and give suggestions for you. There will be networking opportunities before and after the session. Please register now. This session will be recorded and posted to our blog as well.
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What is Entrepreneurship Essentials?
The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is excited to announce a new series of talks, videos and blog posts we’re calling Entrepreneurship Essentials. The series is unique in that it roughly matches milestones in an entrepreneur’s timeline to points in the academic year, starting in fall with “where do good ideas come from” and ending in with “prototyping” and “fundraising”.
There will be five talks scheduled throughout the year with entrepreneurship faculty, entrepreneurs and prominent members of the Chicagoland entrepreneurial community. Please check out our calendar for more information on these events.
In addition to scheduled talks, we will be posting on the blog every month with the next milestone in the entrepreneurial timeline. The blog posts will be a mix of contributions from faculty, videos and outside sources to provide a detailed resource for those interested in learning more about various facets of entrepreneurship.
The following is a list of the topics E2 will cover:
  • Business Model Canvas
  • How Do You Know If You Have a Good Idea
  • Developing an MVP
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership/Building The Right Team
  • Lean Start-Up
  • Intellectual Property
  • Customer Research & Feedback
  • Entrepreneurial Selling
  • Start-Up Legal Issues
  • Dividing Equity
  • Go-To-Market Strategy
  • How to Use Coaching and Mentorship
  • Handling Q&A
  • Prototyping
  • Fundraising
If there’s a topic not listed above that you would like to have covered please leave a comment below or email Jerome.goodrich@chicagobooth.edu.

Tuesday November 13, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Harper Center, C-08

11:45am

The Social Underpinnings of SoFi: An Entrepreneur’s Take on Creating Social Impact with Dan Macklin
Limited Capacity seats available

The Social Enterprise Initiative is hosting an intimate roundtable with Dan Macklin, Founder of SoFi.  In this session, Dan Macklin will discuss how his venture creates social impact and how he has approached building that aspect into the underpinnings of the idea and the company they are building. Please see below for details and note that this event will only be open to the first 14 students that RSVP. (Lunch will be provided)
Please email Erica Phillips to RSVP for this session 

 

Dan Macklin, Cofounder & VP of Business Development, SoFi
Dan currently leads business development and university relations for SoFi. Founded in 2011, SoFi offers community-based lending and consolidation programs to MBA, graduate and undergraduate students at US universities. Deepening the relationships between student borrowers and alumni investors, SoFi is a place where social meets finance. Before cofounding SoFi, Dan led medium enterprise sales and product development for Standard Chartered Bank in China and North-East Asia. Prior to this role, Dan held senior roles at Standard Chartered Bank within corporate banking, risk and the Group CEO's office across London and Singapore. Dan has a BA in business economics from University of Durham in England. He also has an MS, management degree from Stanford Graduate School of Business where he was a Sloan Fellow.

Tuesday November 13, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Polsky Center Conference Room

11:45am

Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): Deriving Insights
When: Thursday, November 13, 2014, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where: 
Polsky Center (Harper Center 207)
Who: 
Open to the University of Chicago community

You’ve done a lot of research around the problem you are trying to solve. You’ve interviewed users and potential customers, and know the competitive landscape like the back of your hand. What’s next? This hands-on workshop aims to provide you with the tools to take the data you’ve gathered and derive meaningful insights to help you focus on the most important aspects of your business.

Questions: Contact Jerome Goodrich (Jerome.Goodrich@Chicagobooth.edu)

Learn More/Sign Up For E2 Events: bit.ly/e2fall
Sign Up to Give for Quick Pitch: bit.ly/e2quickpitch

Tuesday November 13, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Polsky Center (Harper Center, Suite 207)

5:00pm

MBA Impact Investing Network and Training (MIINT) Team Registration Deadline
When: Wednesday, November 13, 2013, at 5 p.m. (CST)
Where: Email team member names and resumes, as well as the identified team leader, to Erica Phillips (erica.phillips@ChicagoBooth.edu)
Who: Chicago Booth students (Full-time and Part-time Programs)

MIINT is an experiential learning opportunity for students at leading US business schools to source and conduct diligence on early stage impact investments. Booth student teams will compete to participate in the finals event, to be held in the spring at Wharton, where each team will present their recommendations to an Investment Committee composed of impact investors. 

Students interested in participating in the MIINT competition must register their team by the above deadline.

Tuesday November 13, 2018 5:00pm - 5:00pm
No venue

6:00pm

SEI Social Impact Leadership: How Can Chicago Break the Cycle of Youth Violence?

"How can Chicago end the cycle of youth violence?" A panel of practitioners tackling tackling youth violence in Chicago will come together for a unique look at how different strategies aimed at addressing the same social issue can work in concert.
Panelists:
Jennifer Axelrod, Deputy Commissioner of Youth Services, City of Chicago

Jadine Chou, Chief Safety and Security Officer, Chicago Public Schools

Tuesday November 13, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gleacher Center, 621 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
 
Wednesday, November 14
 

11:45am

Lunch & Learn: Social Impact Consulting
Join SEI's Caroline Grossman, '03, and BoothEd for an in-depth panel discussion about the landscape of the social impact consulting field and the skills needed for success. 
Register via BoothGroups.

Cohosted by BoothEd

Wednesday November 14, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center, 219

6:00pm

Social Impact Leadership Series: Corporate Social Responsibility with Paul Grangaard, '83

Join Paul Grangaard, '83, President and CEO of Allen Edmonds Corporation for a Social Impact Leadership Series. Since 2008, Grangaard has led a major turnaround at the company, doubling the business and reconstituting a leadership team of experienced executives. Come and learn more about how he's doing good at a classic brand.

Speakers
PG

Paul Grangaard

Chicago Booth alum ('83) and CEO and President of Allen Edmonds Corporation.


Wednesday November 14, 2018 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Gleacher Center, 621 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
 
Thursday, November 15
 

TBA

MBA Entrepreneurship Competition in New Orleans
Applications are being accepted now through Nov 15 to join Booth's IDEAcorps team for Spring Break in New Orleans. IDEAcorps is the nationally-recognized experiential learning program that engages top MBA students to provide strategic consulting to high-growth New Orleans entrepreneurs. MBA teams partner with select entrepreneurs and serve as their executive management team for a week, while simultaneously enjoying the rich culture and lifestyle of New Orleans.
 
An info session for this competition was held on Nov 7. You can view the presentation and summary document or email Bradford Walker for more information.

Thursday November 15, 2018 TBA
No venue

8:00am

2013 Healthcare Conference
The Chicago Booth Health Care Group Presents the 2013 Healthcare Conference
The Introduction of Choice: Consumerism & Personalization of Healthcare
Keynote speakers: Bill Hawkins (CEO, Immucor, Inc.) and Javier Rodriguez (President, DaVita Healthcare Partners, Inc.)
Panelist and TED-talk representatives from The Frankel Group, Sandbox, BCBS, One Medical Group, Allscripts, Medtronic, the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services and more.
The conference will aim to discuss the trends in healthcare and make them accessible and relevant for a variety of audiences including students, entrepreneurs, academics, and professionals from business, law, medicine, policy and social service. Questions for discussion include how has personalized technology & medicine changed the scope of healthcare? How is regulation affecting the industry and what can we expect in the next 5 years? How does consumer choice work to the benefit of population health management? What is the role of the many different stakeholders in the healthcare industry going forward? How are international markets affecting business in the US? And more…

Thursday November 15, 2018 8:00am - 5:00pm
The University Club of Chicago 76 E Monroe St

11:45am

State of the Art: Impact Investing's Evolution and Future with Case Foundation CEO Jean Case

Join Impact Engine CEO, Jessica Droste Yagan and Case Foundation CEO, Jean Case to discuss the evolution and future of impact investing and philanthropy's role as a catalyst for social change. The conversation will conclude with a video introduction of a new impact investing visualization tool being developed by the Case Foundation to provide both investors and entrepreneurs with more knowledge on this growing marketplace. The first 100 attendees will receive a copy of the Case Foundation's "Short Guide to Impact Investing."

Thursday November 15, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center, 100

5:00pm

OpenImpact: Opioid Management in Rural Communities

Join SEI's Will Gossin for the first OpenImpact session of the year, featuring a Booth alum and physician from rural Virginia who will explain the challenges of addressing opioid abuse in rural communities. In a studio-workshop style session, students will explore the needs of patients and help develop new approaches to providing them better care.

Thursday November 15, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Polsky Exchange
 
Friday, November 16
 

9:00am

Social Entrepreneur in Residence Office Hours
After 25 years in brand management with the likes of Sears Holdings and Razorfish, David Friedman, '89, left the corporate world to start AutonomyWorks, a technology social enterprise that employs autistic individuals to provide cost-competitive process execution services. Since 2012, AutonomyWorks has offered solutions for clients while providing meaningful work and a living wage for people with autism.

Dave is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Dave.

Friday November 16, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

12:00pm

Common Bond LLC Corporate Conversation
This event allows Common Bond to network with Full-Time and OCR eligible Part-Time students and provides them with a firsthand view of the culture of the organization and what makes it unique. Registration required via GTS.

Friday November 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center

12:00pm

Social New Venture Challenge Information Session
Do you have an idea for a start-up that addresses a social issue? Think your experience in community development and public policy would be a boon to a social entrepreneur just starting out? Believe entrepreneurship done right can make a difference in the world?

The John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge (SNVC) needs your experience and ideas! The SNVC, hosted by the Social Enterprise Initiative(SEI) at Chicago Booth, is the university's social venture launch program.
If you're considering participating in the SNVC, join us for this kickoff. Information on applications, best practices, and team formation will be covered.
At the information session, SEI's associate director, Erica Phillips will be joined by SEI's Social Entrepreneur in Residence, David Friedman, who is the founder and CEO of AutonomyWorks, a social enterprise employing people with autism. Christina and Dave will explain the SNVC application process, give insights into the program, and discuss team formation. 
Learn more about the SNVC HERE and RSVP.
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/social-new-venture-challenge-information-session-tickets-19121646359

Friday November 16, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
SSA E-11

12:30pm

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Friday November 16, 2018 12:30pm - 5:00pm
Booth 455, Classroom 101

1:30pm

Common Bond LLC Meet-n-Greet
Recruiters and company representatives will converse with Full-Time and OCR-eligible Part-Time students who drop in with informal questions about the company. These events are generally held in Harper Center's second-floor corridor. Registration is required via GTS.

Friday November 16, 2018 1:30pm - 3:30pm
Harper Center

6:00pm

Social Impact Leadership Series: Ron Huberman

Join the Social Enterprise Initiative for a Social Impact Leadership Series talk with Ron Huberman, MBA '00, AM '00, executive chair of TeacherMatch, an Advanced Education Talent Management company in the K-12 education technology space that utilizes predictive analytics to assess and rank teacher candidates on the likelihood of their ability to deliver measurable student growth.

About Ron Huberman:
After nearly two decades of public service for the city of Chicago, including CEO of
Chicago Public Schools, Ron Huberman joined the private sector in 2011 and co-founded TeacherMatch® — an Advanced Education Talent Management company in the K-12 education technology space that utilizes predictive analytics to assess and rank teacher candidates on the likelihood of their ability to deliver measurable student growth. This revolutionary new hiring tool is now being used throughout the U.S. as well as in Canada and China.
While serving as CEO/Superintendent of the third largest school system in the country with over 675 schools and more than 400,000 students, Ron instituted sweeping reforms including online assessment of all students, innovative accountability measures, and a first-of-its-kind student safety plan. Additionally, he met regularly with educational experts to develop a set of strategic priorities — among them advancing teacher recruitment and retention, updating school security, cutting fat from the district’s nearly $6 billion budget, and transferring available resources to local schools. On January 13, 2011, the Chicago City Council approved a resolution honoring Huberman for his service — praising him as “a dynamic leader who has demonstrated a widely admired commitment to improving the city’s public school system,” and stating that his “hard work, sacrifice and dedication serve as an example to all.”
Ron received a Bachelor’s Degree in English and Psychology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and earned a Master of Social Work and M.B.A. from the University of Chicago — where he was both a Paul and Daisy Soros Fellow, and an Albert Schweitzer Fellow. In 2009, Huberman was honored with a Distinguished Alumni Award by the prestigious Booth Graduate School of Business/University of Chicago.

Friday November 16, 2018 6:00pm - 7:30pm
Gleacher Center, 621 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.

7:00pm

Building Opportunities for Original and Sustainable Thinking (BOOST) Funding Night
At the BOOST Funding Night, social entrepreneurs with unique and innovative projects pitch their business ideas to a live audience. Audience members vote with their ticket contributions to determine the winning innovators. Winners split the BOOST grant – funds raised by the Delta Emerging Leaders – as well as the night’s ticket sales to fund their business projects. The more people in the audience, the more funding these entrepreneurs can use to jump start innovative projects advancing Chicago's green economy.

Friday November 16, 2018 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Chop Shop 2033 W North Ave. Chicago, IL 60647
 
Saturday, November 17
 

11:45am

Lunch and Learn with David Friedman
Get career advice, SNVC insights and more from David Friedman, '89, SEI's Social Entrepreneur in Residence and the founder and CEO of AutonomyWorks. 
Email Erica Phillips to RSVP.

Saturday November 17, 2018 11:45am - 1:00pm
Harper Center 223

11:45am

Lunch & Learn with Ian Connell, '14

Come for lunch and stay to meet Ian Connell, '14, Investment Associate at Charter School Growth Fund. Learn about Ian's professional trajectory and what's next for Charter School Growth Fund. Lunch will be provided. 

Saturday November 17, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center, 3SW

1:30pm

Meet & Greet with Ian Connell, '14
Come for lunch and stay to meet Ian Connell, '14, Investment Associate at Charter School Growth Fund. Learn about Ian's professional trajectory and what's next for Charter School Growth Fund. The Meet & Greet will immediately follow the Lunch & Learn. RSVP for the Meet & Greet via GTS.

Saturday November 17, 2018 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

5:30pm

Chicago Booth's Startup Networking Night
Mark your calendars and kickoff Seedcon early by attending Start-up Networking Night. This will be an incredible opportunity to network with local start-ups, build your entrepreneurial network and learn about potential opportunities. Stay tuned for further details on start-ups that will be attending across a mix of industries. Learn more: http://www.chicagobooth.edu/recruiting/snn/

Saturday November 17, 2018 5:30pm - 7:30pm
Gleacher Center Room 304

6:00pm

Impact Investing Seminar #3 (by application only)
The Social Enterprise Initiative and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are excited to introduce a new opportunity for Chicago Booth students interested in impact investing.
The seminar on impact investing will start in early November and be taught by Brian Axelrad, Booth ’09, who is the chief investment officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and also a corporate attorney and chair of the Venture Capital & Technology Practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.
The seminar will last over seven sessions and will be run in conjunction with the second annual Chicago Booth MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training) Competition.
About the Impact Investing Seminar This unique seminar will provide students with a framework to understand impact investing and the skills to source, evaluate, and measure opportunities in the space. The seminar will include readings, cases, and lectures on the topic and is intended to supplement a student’s learning at Chicago Booth. Students enrolled in the seminar will also participate in MIINT, which will allow them to apply their learning through the active sourcing and vetting of social ventures. 
The seminar will run from early November to late January and include seven sessions, each held at the Gleacher Center from 6 – 9 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, November 4
  • Monday, November 10
  • Monday, November 17
  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, January 20
  • Tuesday, January 27
  • Tuesday, February 24 (This is the Chicago Booth MIINT Semi-Finals and will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Harper Center)
About MIINT
MIINT is an experiential learning opportunity that provides an opportunity for student teams to source and conduct diligence on early-stage impact investments. Spearheaded by Bridges Ventures US, MIINT fosters collaboration among leading US business schools and helps educate the next generation of impact investors. Each winter, Chicago Booth hosts a semi-finals competition, at which Chicago Booth teams present their investment proposals to a panel of top impact investors from Chicago and beyond. The winning Chicago Booth team advances to the MIINT finals, which are held at Wharton in late March.
 

Saturday November 17, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gleacher Center, Room 604

6:30pm

Hong Kong Social Impact Leadership Series: How Are Social Enterprises Changing the Nonprofit Sector?

Join the Social Enterprise Initiative at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business to
hear from Eric Weinheimer, ’94, about the revenue generating social enterprises that many 
nonprofits are creating to further their missions. Weinheimer is president and CEO of Donors Forum of Illinois, a nonprofit that represents over 1,100 grant makers, nonprofits, and their  advisors.

At this Social Impact Leadership Series (SILS) event, Weinheimer will introduce examples of successful—and less successful—social enterprises. In particular, Weinheimer will  discuss the work of Chicago’s Cara Program, a job training and access nonprofit, where he was previously president and CEO. Before and after the SILS talk, attendees are invited to join us for a networking reception with food and drinks.

RSVP

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Eric Weinheimer

Eric Weinheimer, ’94, is the president and CEO of Donors Forum of Illinois, an alliance of | | approximately 1,100 foundations, social purpose organizations, and advisors. Prior to his | | position at the Donors Forum, Weinheimer was president and CEO of The Cara Program, a... Read More →


Saturday November 17, 2018 6:30pm - 9:30pm
JW Marriott Hotel Hong Kong Pacific Place, 88 Queensway Hong Kong
 
Sunday, November 18
 

4:45pm

Bellwether Corporate Conversation
This event allows Full-Time and OCR eligible Part-Time students to network with representatives from Bellwether and provides them with a firsthand view of the culture of the organization and what makes it unique. Registration required via GTS.

Sunday November 18, 2018 4:45pm - 5:15pm
Harper Center C-02 5807 South Woodlawn Avenue, Chicago

5:15pm

Constructing and Using a Board of Directors to Enhance an Entrepreneurial Venture
Join us for an intimate fireside chat to discuss best practices on "Constructing and Using a Board of Directors to Enhance an Entrepreneurial Venture." Professor Scott Meadow, Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at Chicago Booth, will lead the discussion featuring a high profile duo of seasoned advisers, Dr. James Strader, CEO of Safe Harbor Compliance & Clinical Services, and Mr. Rick Hensley, Managing Partner of Paradigm Healthcare Partners. In addition to sharing their experience of over twenty years advising startup and corporations in a variety of industries, Dr. Strader and Mr. Hensley will be taking student questions about leveraging a company's board of directors to enhance the company's value.
 
Please direct all questions to Juan Muldoon: juan.muldoon@chicagobooth.edu.

Sunday November 18, 2018 5:15pm - 6:00pm
Gleacher Center, Room 308 Gleacher Center, Room 308

6:00pm

FEAD Fall Forum: Innovation from Farm to Fork
The Food, Environment, Agribusiness & Development (FEAD) Group presents a dynamic speaker forum and networking event on innovation from “Farm to Fork”. FEAD is bringing together speakers from across the food value chain: John Deere (agricultural production), Cargill (food processing), Instacart (same day grocery delivery) and Alinea (restaurant retail). Our panelists will highlight recent innovations in their respective areas, to be followed by a moderated Q&A session and a networking reception with food and beverages.

Sunday November 18, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gleacher Center, 6th Floor
 
Monday, November 19
 

4:30pm

SEI Monthly Happy Hour - SNVC Focus
Join fellow students interested in applying for the Social New Venture Challenge for a chance to form teams, share ideas, and meet alumni who have completed the SNVC. SNVC faculty and coaches will also be there to answer questions. 

Monday November 19, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 216

4:45pm

IIC Corporate Conversation
The International Innovation Corps offers a unique opportunity for University of Chicago graduates to play an active role in building and implementing innovative solutions to some of India’s toughest social problems. The IIC aims to jump start the process of problem-driven innovation in the Indian public sector by connecting teams of bright, talented and committed UChicago graduates with Indian public sector enterprises for paid, 13-month assignments that tackle discrete and tractable but important social challenges. The IIC trains its fellows in the US and India, organizes them into teams based on skills, and places teams at Indian public sector host institutions. Each IIC team works with the host institution to complete a project that impacts social outcomes. In the process, teams learn how to rapidly innovate and implement solutions in complex settings.

Monday November 19, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Harper C-01
 
Tuesday, November 20
 

9:00am

Social Entrepreneur in Residence Office Hours
After 25 years in brand management with the likes of Sears Holdings and Razorfish, David Friedman, '89, left the corporate world to start AutonomyWorks, a technology social enterprise that employs autistic individuals to provide cost-competitive process execution services. Since 2012, AutonomyWorks has offered solutions for clients while providing meaningful work and a living wage for people with autism.

Dave is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Dave.

Tuesday November 20, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Gleacher Center Room 304

11:45am

Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) Lunch and Learn: Jason Heltzer
Join Polsky Center EIR Jason Heltzer, for a lunch and learn session to learn more about his career path, venture capital experience, and how he can help UChicago students exploring their own VC and entrepreneurial career path. Lunch will be provided. 

Tuesday November 20, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center C-50B 5807 S. Woodlawn, Chicago

11:45am

Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): The Hard Things about Being a Founder
When: Thursday, November 20, 2014, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where: 
Polsky Center (Harper Center 207)
Who: 
Open to the University of Chicago community

Becoming a founder is taxing. It’s tough work that takes an emotional and psychological toll. This intimate roundtable provides a forum for founders to vent and get feedback from peers and seasoned entrepreneurs around some of the more challenging aspects of starting a venture.

Questions: Contact Jerome Goodrich (Jerome.Goodrich@Chicagobooth.edu)

Learn More/Sign Up For E2 Events: bit.ly/e2fall
Sign Up to Give for Quick Pitch: bit.ly/e2quickpitch


Tuesday November 20, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Polsky Center (Harper Center, Suite 207)

5:00pm

Start-Up Networking Night
Join Career Services and the Polsky Center for Start-up Networking Night, an opportunity to learn about potential projects for internships and full-time opportunities, build your entrepreneurial network, and enhance your industry knowledge amongst Chicago-based start-ups. Hors d'oeuvres and cocktails will be served.

For more information, click here.

Tuesday November 20, 2018 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Gleacher Center, 621 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Dr.
 
Wednesday, November 21
 

8:30am

SeedCon: Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Conference
When: Friday, November 21, 2014, 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Where: 
Venue SIX10 (610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605)
Who: 
Open to the public; registration required; click here for more information

Join us at SeedCon, Chicago Booth's annual entrepreneurship and venture capital conference. Through keynotes, workshops, panels, and pitch events, the conference provides exciting opportunities for entrepreneurs, investors, and those passionate about start-ups to network and build businesses together. For more information, click here.

Wednesday November 21, 2018 8:30am - 6:00pm
Venue SIX10 610 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

11:45am

Information Session about BoothED Ed-Tech Trek
Dear 1st & 2nd Year BOOTH students,
Do you have passion for education & start up or VC that invests in education? 
If that's you, we have a great news for you! The Ed-Tech trek is only a month away!
★ Where: Ed-Tech start-ups, Venture Capitals (ED focused), and education organizations
Last year we met with companies at different growth stages, including Khan Academy, NoRedInk, Edmodo, Bloomboard, Piazza and Imagine K12.
We also visited KIPP Bay Area and Summit Public Charter Schools and two education-focused VCs, Learn Capital and NewSchools Venture Fund.
★ WHY you should join:
We are in the process of organizing an incredible opportunity to interact with the full spectrum of stakeholders in the Ed-tech space. 
  • Startups at the forefront of creating unique solutions that are transforming the way we think about education
  • Venture Capital firms that provide the funding to bring these products to market, and
  • Innovative schools at the cutting edge of implementing ed-tech solutions 
★ Brown Bag Lunch:
Come to our brown bag lunch this Thursday, November 21, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm in HC 104c. 
You can also send us a note: 
Hope you’re as excited as we are!

Wednesday November 21, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
HC 104c

11:45am

Meet the Founder and CEO of CommonBond
Join us for lunch and Q&A with David Klein, co-founder & CEO of CommonBond, a student lending platform founded to lower the cost of higher education. David will present on starting up with a social mission and balancing for-profit success with scalable social impact.
 
Come hear his story of founding a company during business school and building a values-driven business model. For every degree fully funded on the CommonBond platform, the company funds the education of a student in need abroad for a full year.
 
David will also speak about summer internship and full-time employment opportunities. 

Wednesday November 21, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Room 104C
 
Thursday, November 22
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Thursday November 22, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Booth 455, Classroom 101
 
Friday, November 23
 

12:15pm

Lunch and Learn with Curt Bradshaw, ‘01
Limited Capacity seats available

The Social Enterprise Initiative is hosting a Lunch and Learn with Curt Bradshaw, ’01, Senior VP and Head of Product Development at Nuveen Investments and member of the Illinois State Board of Education.  Join SEI and Booth Social Impact in a conversation on Curt’s experience with the Illinois education system and how MBAs can have a positive impact on both government and the education sector.  Please see below for details and note that this event will only be open to the first 20  students that RSVP. (lunch will be provided)
Please email Erica Phillips to RSVP for this session.

 

Curt Bradshaw: Biography
Curt Bradshaw, ’01 is the Senior Vice President and Head of Product Development at Nuveen Investments.  He was appointed to the Illinois State Board of Education in September 2012 and currently co-chairs the board’s Funding Formula Working Group.   Previously, Bradshaw served on the Indian Prairie Board of Education from 2005-2012.  His seven years of service included three years as president of the school board.  During Bradshaw’s tenure, Indian Prairie achieved strong results: 1) more students met and exceeded state standards than ever before, 2) their average ACT score increased 1.4 points, seven times the U.S. growth rate, 3) community members grading the district an "A" or "B" increased from 76% to 87%, and 4) their credit rating increased, placing them in the top 10% of districts nationally.  Bradshaw is an alumnus of Indian Prairie District 204 schools and graduated from Waubonsie Valley High School.  He also earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural economics from the University of Illinois and an MBA in finance and strategic management from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Friday November 23, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center, Room 203
 
Saturday, November 24
 

6:00pm

The 2014 Booth Education Alumni-Student Mixer
In partnership with SEI, BoothED is hosting our annual Alumni-Student Mixer for BoothED members and Booth alumni in the education sector. We are inviting alumni from TFA, Bain, BCG, A Better Chicago, Noble Charter Schools, Chicago International Charter Schools, The Chicago Public Education Fund, The Achievement Network...and more! We will be offering free heavy hors d'oeuvres and frosty beverages. 

Saturday November 24, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Bull and Bear 431 N Wells St, Chicago, IL 60654
 
Sunday, November 25
 

6:00pm

Impact Investing Seminar #4 (by application only)
The Social Enterprise Initiative and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation are excited to introduce a new opportunity for Chicago Booth students interested in impact investing.
The seminar on impact investing will start in early November and be taught by Brian Axelrad, Booth ’09, who is the chief investment officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and also a corporate attorney and chair of the Venture Capital & Technology Practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.
The seminar will last over seven sessions and will be run in conjunction with the second annual Chicago Booth MIINT (MBA Impact Investing Network and Training) Competition.
About the Impact Investing Seminar This unique seminar will provide students with a framework to understand impact investing and the skills to source, evaluate, and measure opportunities in the space. The seminar will include readings, cases, and lectures on the topic and is intended to supplement a student’s learning at Chicago Booth. Students enrolled in the seminar will also participate in MIINT, which will allow them to apply their learning through the active sourcing and vetting of social ventures. 
The seminar will run from early November to late January and include seven sessions, each held at the Gleacher Center from 6 – 9 p.m.:
  • Tuesday, November 4
  • Monday, November 10
  • Monday, November 17
  • Tuesday, November 25
  • Tuesday, January 13
  • Tuesday, January 20
  • Tuesday, January 27
  • Tuesday, February 24 (This is the Chicago Booth MIINT Semi-Finals and will be held at 4:30 p.m. at the Harper Center)
About MIINT
MIINT is an experiential learning opportunity that provides an opportunity for student teams to source and conduct diligence on early-stage impact investments. Spearheaded by Bridges Ventures US, MIINT fosters collaboration among leading US business schools and helps educate the next generation of impact investors. Each winter, Chicago Booth hosts a semi-finals competition, at which Chicago Booth teams present their investment proposals to a panel of top impact investors from Chicago and beyond. The winning Chicago Booth team advances to the MIINT finals, which are held at Wharton in late March.
 

Sunday November 25, 2018 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Gleacher Center, Room 604
 
Wednesday, November 28
 

5:00pm

In Need of Tech Talent for Your NVC Idea? Just DIY!

Interested in applying for the NVC but still in need of tech talent? Consider building the minimum viable product yourself!
Join Chicago Booth Professor Raghu Betina for a primer on application development for your potential venture. The session will replicate his popular course's first lecture and introduce a tool that he's created to help non-coders evaluate and plan the technical side of their businesses.
Dinner will be provided to attendees.
Seats are limited, so register early!
Questions? Contact Hannah Williams


Wednesday November 28, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Harper Center C-03
 
Thursday, November 29
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Thursday November 29, 2018 9:00am - 12:00pm
Polsky Center (Harper Center, Suite 207)

12:00pm

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Thursday November 29, 2018 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Harper Center, SEI Office, Suite 208 5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago, IL 60637

5:00pm

OpenImpact: Diverse Data for Public Policy and Business

For the second OpenImpact session of the year, join Political Science Professor Cathy Cohen for a studio-workshop session addressing the issue of inclusion of minority millennial opinions in public policy debates and business.

Thursday November 29, 2018 5:00pm - 7:30pm
Harper 219

6:00pm

Chicago Booth MIINT 2016 Finals

Come and watch as teams of Booth students present their investment proposals to a panel of top impact investors from Chicago and beyond.

Cohosted with the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Thursday November 29, 2018 6:00pm - 8:00pm
Gleacher Center, 100
 
Saturday, December 1
 

9:00am

Impact Investor in Residence Office Hours
Brian Axelrad, '09, is chief investment officer of Beyond Capital Fund, an impact investment fund that invests in for-profit social enterprises throughout India and East Africa. Axelrad also serves as a managing director of the Midwest Fund for Service Provider Capital, a venture capital fund focused on the early stage technology market. In addition, he is a partner in the Business and Finance Group at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Brian is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the MIINT competition.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Brian.

Saturday December 1, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Booth 455
 
Sunday, December 2
 

11:45am

Assessing the Social Responsibility of your Future Employer
Interested in how a particular company rates on the Corporate Social Responsibility scale? Curious as to what kinds of CSR the company engages in?  Come join the Social Enterprise Initiative for a workshop on tools to assess CSR. Lunch will be provided. 

Sunday December 2, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper 219

12:00pm

December Quick Pitch
The Polsky Center Quick Pitches are a monthly forum for those with entrepreneurial ideas to pitch to their peers, get immediate feedback, recruit team members, and ask for help. As the name implies, pitches are meant to be short (max of 2 minutes) allowing just enough time to explain what the idea is, why you're interested in it, and what you need help with. Every presenter walks away with feedback from the audience and a curated panel, new connections, and offers to help. Anyone interested in joining a team is strongly encouraged to attend.

RSVP Online

Sunday December 2, 2018 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Harper Center

4:00pm

Foundations for Social Entrepreneurship

This interactive workshop aims to equip students interested in helping to solve social problems by creating new ventures with the practical skills and tools to develop ideas.   Students will be exposed to the initial steps of problem identification and conducting market research, as well as how to utilize this information to design competitive and innovative solutions.  This three-hour workshop is designed for students with no background in entrepreneurship, as well as those who may be looking for a refresher.  Whether planning to launch a venture this year, or just interested in better understanding where to start, students will walk away with a more comprehensive understanding of social entrepreneurship.

Sunday December 2, 2018 4:00pm - 7:00pm
Harris School of Public Policy, Student Lounge 1155 East 60th Street Chicago, IL 60637

4:45pm

Booth Hult Prize Competition
Net Impact is proud to invite Booth to compete in the Hult Prize President's Challenge, a social impact case competition with a $1,000,000 prize on the line. Here are the facts:
The competition: The Hult Prize Foundation is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to launching the world's next wave of social entrepreneurs. It encourages the world's brightest business minds to compete in teams to solve the planet's biggest challenges with innovative ideas for sustainable start-up enterprises. Annual Hult Prize winners can make their ideas reality with the help of USD1 million in seed funding.
The 2014 Hult Prize "President's Challenge": Can we build a social healthcare enterprise that serves the needs of 25 million slum dwellers suffering from chronic diseases by 2019?
The details: The imagined social enterprise does not have to be about healthcare directly: it can be about improving health education, hygiene practices, etc. The question is: how will your enterprise help the over 250 million slum dwellers currently suffering from chronic diseases? Read the case here.
How to participate: We will be holding a mini-competition to find a team to represent Booth at the Regional Finals held on March 7-8, 2014. You may present as a team (up to four people) or as a single person (with the intent of filling out the team by the Regionals Finals.) The rules are simple: 1 slide, 3 minutes, and you/your team. Our panel of judges from around the Booth social entrepreneurship community  will announce a winner that will advance onto the Regional Finals.
Questions? Email Angela Samper (asamper@chicagobooth.edu) and Laura Burgos (lburgos@chicagobooth.edu). Registration link will soon be available.


Sunday December 2, 2018 4:45pm - 5:45pm
Harper C01

5:00pm

Collaboratorium Networking Event
Are you interested in science or healthcare? Do you have a passion for commercializing technology? Do you want to make a positive impact on society? The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation is hosting the annualCollaboratorium on Tuesday, December 2 from 5-7 p.m. at the Chicago Innovation Exchange (1452 E 53rd St., Chicago).

University scientists, technologists, and entrepreneurs working to commercialize their research will be presenting their business ideas in a quick pitch lightning round, followed by a networking reception to help facilitate connections and foster team formation. Many of the presenters have received grants from the National Science Foundation and are participating in the upcoming UChicago i-Corps Site ProgramWinter cohort. Previous Collaboratorium presenters have also entered the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challengewith success. 

If you are interested in attending, RSVP Online today. A complete list of presenters participating in this year's Collaboratorium will be shared in the upcoming weeks.

Questions? Please contact Meghan Fisher.

Sunday December 2, 2018 5:00pm - 7:00pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Monday, December 3
 

9:00am

Social Entrepreneur in Residence Office Hours
After 25 years in brand management with the likes of Sears Holdings and Razorfish, David Friedman, '89, left the corporate world to start AutonomyWorks, a technology social enterprise that employs autistic individuals to provide cost-competitive process execution services. Since 2012, AutonomyWorks has offered solutions for clients while providing meaningful work and a living wage for people with autism.

Dave is available to provide mentoring to individual students and alumni and coaching to students interested in participating in the John Edwardson, '72, Social New Venture Challenge.

Email Cortney Robinson to schedule an appointment to meet with Dave.

Monday December 3, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Chicago Booth Conference Room at 1871 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654

11:45am

FEAD Lunch and Learn with the Global FoodBanking Network
The world produces enough food to feed everyone on the planet, but 1 in 8 people go hungry worldwide, in the U.S., the number is higher - closer to 1 in 6.  Why does this happen, and how can we bring these numbers down? Join us for a lunch and learn featuring Jeff Klein, President and CEO of the Global FoodBanking Network, to learn more about the hunger challenge and how food banks are addressing the issue.  The presentation and discussion will cover why hunger matters, how stakeholders in a food banking system interact, and what financial, supply chain, and technological tools are in play to improve the system.

Monday December 3, 2018 11:45am - 12:45pm
Harper Center 104A

5:30pm

Entrepreneurship Essentials (E2): Do You Need a Technical/Business Cofounder?
When: Wednesday, December 3, 2014, from 5:30 p.m.- 7 p.m.
Where: 
Chicago Innovation Exchange (1452 E. 53rd st.)
Who: 
Open to the University of Chicago community

What do you need to take into consideration when deciding whether to bring on a technical or business cofounder? How do you even find these people? We’ve got two panels to lend some valuable insights no matter which kind of cofounder you need.

Questions: 
Contact Jerome Goodrich (Jerome.Goodrich@Chicagobooth.edu)

Learn More/Sign Up For E2 Events: bit.ly/e2fall
Sign Up to Give for Quick Pitch: bit.ly/e2quickpitch

Monday December 3, 2018 5:30pm - 7:00pm
Chicago Innovation Exchange 1452 E. 53rd Street Chicago, IL 60615
 
Wednesday, December 5
 

9:00am

Office Hours: Impact Investor in Residence, Brian Axelrad, '09
Sign up for office hours with SEI's Impact Investor in Residence Brian Axelrad, '09. Brian is available for mentoring and feedback on your career goals or MIINT team. He is currently also Chief Investment Officer at Beyond Capital Fund (an impact investment fund focused on India and East Africa) and a corporate attorney and chair of the venture capital and technology practice at Horwood Marcus & Berk in Chicago.

Wednesday December 5, 2018 9:00am - 5:00pm
Booth 455, Classroom 101

4:30pm

SEI Happy Hour with Booth Giving Something Back
Join us for this month's SEI Happy Hour and support Giving Something Back's 2013 Food Drive for the Greater Chicago Food Depository. Through GCFD, monetary donations have a real impact and are preferred in lieu of canned goods. With only $50, GCFD can feed a family of four for over a week!  For more information and to make a donation, click HERE. The drive ends on December 5. Make a monetary donation either before or during the Happy Hour and stop by to take a break from finals studying for some refreshments with SEI and Giving Something Back.

Wednesday December 5, 2018 4:30pm - 5:30pm
Harper Center, SEI Suite 216
 
Friday, December 7
 

12:15pm

Nonprofit Board Service Workshop for Evening/Weekend Students
Serving on a nonprofit board after graduation is beneficial to you as a professional and to the nonprofit for which you serve. Some benefits include the opportunities to: Practice your leadership skills first hand in areas such as influencing, group process, executive presence, interpersonal communications, and conflict resolution; put into use your knowledge of management, negotiations, and organizations; give back to the community by getting involved; and network with like-minded individuals. Join the Social Enterprise Initiative and the Leadership Development Office for a discussion on this topic as your prepare for graduation. Conversation will be facilitated by Christina Hachikian, '07, Director of SEI and Ruth Reiner, Associate Dean for Leadership Development, Part-Time MBA Programs.  This event is limited to students planning to graduate in December 2013 or March 2014.  Lunch will be provided. Please RSVP.

Friday December 7, 2018 12:15pm - 1:15pm
Gleacher Center 400
 
Tuesday, December 11
 

TBA

Net Impact Board Fellows Application Deadline
December 11: Net Impact Board Fellows application deadline
The Net Impact Board Fellows Program matches current Booth MBA students to your nonprofit organization's board of directors. Booth students serve as non-voting ex-officio members of your board, participate in meetings and committees, and complete a strategic project for your organization.

Tuesday December 11, 2018 TBA
TBA

11:45am

Entrepreneurial Essentials (E2): Quick Pitch #3
When: Thursday, December 11, 2014, from 11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m.
Where: 
Harper Center C-10
Who: 
Open to the University of Chicago community

The final Quick Pitch is an opportunity to see the culmination of all the hard work your peers have put through the quarter. New faces might even show up with a couple of new ideas right before winter break and the NVC! 
Questions: Contact Jerome Goodrich (Jerome.Goodrich@Chicagobooth.edu)

Learn More/Sign Up For E2 Events: bit.ly/e2fall
Sign Up to Give for Quick Pitch: bit.ly/e2quickpitch


Tuesday December 11, 2018 11:45am - 1:15pm
Harper Center C-10
 
Thursday, December 13
 

6:15pm

Smart Money: Give Better
Whether you are giving a lot or a little, philanthropy can be a meaningful way to live your values and support a cause you are passionate about, but knowing how to be an effective philanthropist is not always easy.  

On December 13, join Chicago Booth's Social Enterprise Initiative for an interactive workshop on effective charitable giving. Facilitated by Sarah Salomon, UBS Private Wealth Management, and K. Sujata, Chicago Foundation for Women, this session will help you think about your year-end giving and plan for the future. Topics to be discussed include what motivates your giving choices, how to identify and diligence organizations, and how to develop a healthy donor relationship. Leave the workshop with:

  • Resources to discuss philanthropy with your family
  • Tips on how to approach organizations
  • Actions to make your charitable giving more effective and impactful
Tickets are $25, and dinner is included. 

Thursday December 13, 2018 6:15pm - 8:30pm
Gleacher Center, 406
 
Sunday, December 16
 

TBA

BoothED Ed-Tech Trek
Dear 1st & 2nd Year BOOTH students,
 
Do you have passion for education & start up or VC that invests in education? 
 
If that's you, we have a great news for you! The Ed-Tech trek is only a month away!
 
★ When: December 16th – 19th
 
★ Where: Ed-Tech start-ups, Venture Capitals (ED focused), and education organizations
Last year we met with companies at different growth stages, including Khan Academy, NoRedInk, Edmodo, Bloomboard, Piazza and Imagine K12.
We also visited KIPP Bay Area and Summit Public Charter Schools and two education-focused VCs, Learn Capital and NewSchools Venture Fund.
 
★ WHY you should join:
We are in the process of organizing an incredible opportunity to interact with the full spectrum of stakeholders in the Ed-tech space. 
  • Startups at the forefront of creating unique solutions that are transforming the way we think about education
  • Venture Capital firms that provide the funding to bring these products to market, and
  • Innovative schools at the cutting edge of implementing ed-tech solutions 
★ How to Sign Up: RSVP here – Please fill out our short survey
★ Brown Bag Lunch:
Come to our brown bag lunch this Thursday, November 21, 11:45 am – 1:15 pm in HC 104c. 
You can also send us a note: 
Hope you’re as excited as we are!

Sunday December 16, 2018 TBA
TBD