Suzanne Muchin

About

Suzanne Muchin is the Principal and Lead Strategist for Mind + Matter Studio, a communication firm that connects big ideas to their markets. With her long time business partner, Rachel Bellow, she is also the co-host of the podcast The Big Payoff. Obsessed with figuring out the path from here to there for concepts that will change the world, she’s launched 8 companies — including several with business partner and best friend, Rachel Bellow. Together, Rachel and Suzanne have advised some of America’s most prominent leaders in business, philanthropy, venture capital, sports and academia. They created The Big Payoff so their experience could pay off for others — to help everyday entrepreneurs make their big ideas realities.

Prior to serial entrepreneurship, Suzanne was the Vice President of National Programs at Teach for America and later, the CEO at Civitas, a marketing and communications company founded by the former president of Harpo Entertainment. In 2012, she was inducted into the Chicago Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and is a frequent public speaker and guest lecturer at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management and the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business.

Currently, she serves as a member of the Wexner Heritage Foundation and as both a member of the Board of Advisors and Board of Directors of the Chicago Children’s Museum. Suzanne also mentors Chicago entrepreneurs at 1871, Impact Engine and TechStars. She runs marathons as a way to get a break from raising five children and a dog.

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Selling Big Ideas: Tell A Good Story with High Stakes
Company Spotlight in Tech
Market Track
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Kristopher Kubicki
Stratosphere Networks
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Steve Melchiorre
Public Good Software, Inc.
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Dan Ratner
Business Technology Partners
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Todd Perlman
8th Light
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Paul Pagel
Retrofit, Inc.
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Mary Pigatti
CodeNow
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Neal Sales-Griffin
HS2 Solutions
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Phil Hollyer
Codal
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Keval Baxi
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Frank Cockerill, M.D.
Flexera
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Jim Ryan
EZLinks Golf
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Gary Cohen
Soothe
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Chris To
DialogTech Inc.
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IRVIN SHAPIRO
Solving IT
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Paul Taylor
Keeper Security, Inc.
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Darren Guccione
SG Interactive
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Jordan Levin
SkillNet
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Mike Kritzman
Insuresoft
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Tony Villa
Jobbatical
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Karoli Hindriks
Burwood Group, Inc.
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Jim Hart
alligatortek
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Sid Bala
SmartSource Inc.
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Joe Iovinelli
Georama
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Nihal Advani
Gogo
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Ash EIDifrawi
Ensono
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Jeff VonDeylen
HighGround
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Vip Sandhir
Eved
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Talia Mashiach
eComfort.com
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Pavel Sokolovsky
CloudCraze
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Ray Grady
Antenna International
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Dave Falter
Techstars Chicago
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Troy Henikoff
Heidolph NA
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Jim Dawson
TextNinja Co.
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JIM RAMIREZ
SMS Assist
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Michael Rothman
1871
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Howard Tullman
Peanut App
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Michelle Kennedy
The Climate Corporation
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Corbett Kull
Steadfast Networks
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Karl Zimmerman
ExteNet Systems, Inc.
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Ross Manire
Helix
AAron Dannenbring
Technori
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Scott Kitun
Scout Security, Inc.
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AAron Dannenbring
ShipBob, Inc.
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Divey Gulati
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Jordan Gilman
ObjectWave
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Sam Cinquegrani
ANKO Technologies Corp
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Anatoliy Kolodkin
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