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Start up or Step Off? Making a successful transition to entrepreneurship

Chicago Booth Professor Scott Meadow will discuss his notions on how to make a successful transition into the entrepreneurial world – whether the goal is to be an investor, founder or a participant in a private equity or venture-capital sponsored portfolio company. Special emphasis will be provided on how to pivot to a new career path that is both economically safe and strategically logical given your professional history. Join Professor Meadow as he gives guidance on doing something you love, whilst still paying the bills.

Program //

  • 7:00 p.m. – Registration
  • 7:30 p.m. – Program and Q&A
  • 8:30 p.m. – Networking Reception

About the Speaker //
Scott Meadow is a clinical professor of entrepreneurship at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and an expert in the field of private equity and venture capital. He has more than 30 years of experience as a general partner with four successful venture capital and private equity firms including William Blair Venture Partners, The Frontenac Company, The Sprout Group, and Edgewater Funds. During his career, he has approved hundreds of equity financings in all sectors of the private equity and venture capital Industry, been active in fundraising, and has personally led, originated, or created more than sixty investments in a wide range of industries including healthcare services companies, consumer services and retail companies, as well as companies enhanced by the internet.

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