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How 10 Tech Startups Win The Investor/Mentor Lottery

Techstars helps new tech companies accelerate their success. Managing Director Troy Henikoff explains how the tech incubator selects, then helps mentor and seed 10 digital companies annually by matching up investors, mentors and new business entrepreneurs

Jeff Aronin

There are more than 7,000 diseases with no FDA-approved treatments, yet the FDA is presented with fewer than 60 new treatments to approve each year. That offers scant hope to the 30 million Americans suffering from rare diseases – and one Chicago innovator is doing something about it. Jeff Aronin, the chairman and CEO of […]

CEO Howard Tullman Discusses Making Work Your Recreation

Howard Tullman, former CEO of 1871, has been a serial entrepreneur and business leader his entire career. Ranked as the number one university-affiliated incubator in the United States, 1871 is the home of nearly 500 early-stage, high-growth digital startups and more than 1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and […]

Omar Duque

Omar Duque serves as the President & CEO of the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC). Omar is passionate about entrepreneurship and the role entrepreneurship plays in building community and in helping create a better world. Under his leadership IHCC is leading an initiative to connect more Latinos to the innovation economy. IHCC has partnered […]

Bill Fienup

Bill Fienup was born and raised in St. Louis Missouri. He earned his BSME and MSME in Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. After 7 years of product design consulting for Insight and IDEO, he has now shifted focus towards his startup companies. Inspired by the challenges of developing hardware, Bill founded Catalyze […]

Darren Guccione

Darren Guccione is the CEO and co-founder of Keeper Security, Inc. creator of Keeper, the world’s most popular password manager and secure digital vault. Keeper is the first and only password management application to be preloaded with mobile operators and device manufacturers including, AT&T, Orange, America Movil and HTC. Keeper’s business solution protects more than […]

Ryan Meczyk

Norman “Ryan” Meczyk is the founder and CEO of Norman Distribution.  Under his leadership, Norman Distribution has grown into one of the most renowned full-service DSD Distributors in the CPG space within the Midwest region. Currently, Norman Distribution services over 2500 retail locations across multiple channels of trade. Ryan is driving Norman Distribution to become […]

Terry Howerton

Terry Howerton is a lifelong entrepreneur, founding his first company in high school. He’s spent a career starting and leading ventures, mentoring other entrepreneurs and building organizations. Howerton is the founder and CEO of TechNexus, a Chicago-based venture development firm building a new, collaborative model for leading corporations to engage and extract value from the […]