New Venture Challenge; student lunch and learns
Mus Chagal has been involved in international trade acting as a bridge between American companies and suppliers from Turkey and Israel since 2002. He founded CWW/Kudox NA, a private label manufacturer and supplier of radiant heat and building products & materials to retailers like Home and wholesalers like Wolseley-Ferguson. Chagal started his entrepreneurial career at FastWeb, a technology start-up, as the senior vice president of sales and business development. FastWeb became the destination site and search engine for college bound students looking for scholarship, and the prominent one-to-one marketing & customer acquisition platform for companies targeting the youth market (acquiredby TMP Worldwide). After receiving his MBA from University of Chicago Booth, Chagal was recruited by Booz Allen & Hamilton and helped launch their office in Istanbul. Chagal joined Ameritech Executive Development Program after college and held several senior corporate and operating positions with increasing responsibilities for a decade.
Chagal is an Entrepreneur-In-Residence and Faculty Coach at University of Chicago Booth Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation. Chagal has been a judge-mentor for the New Venture Challenge for over a decade. Chagal is the chairman of the board of directors of UICO, a venture backed company with proprietary technology that enables touchscreens to work under direct exposure to water, liquids, and through gloves. He is active in the solar sector and is an operating advisor to CivicSolar, leading on-line solar equipment distributorin USA.
Mus Chagal was born and raised in Cyprus and came to the USA on a Fulbright Scholarship in 1984. Chagal was admitted to the Lincoln Academy in 1988 as a Student Laureate. The Lincoln Academy elects several Laureates each year to the Order of Lincoln, the highest award given by the State of Illinois. Chagal is passionate about soccer and has coached AYSO for 14 years. He lives in Lincoln Park with his wife and two sons.