New to Mentor Appointments? Here's what you need to know:
  • New Member Orientation is required to use Mentor Appointments.
  • 72 hours cancellation notice is required. No shows are removed from the program after just one missed appointment. Email Steph Avalos-Bock to cancel.
  • Come prepared! Bring information on your project or startup, and good questions for the mentor! If you’d like the mentor to take a look at something ahead of time, email Steph to pass it along.
Strategy & Fundraising

Thursday, August 17 | 11:00 – 1:30 p.m.
Terri Albert, Fresh Set of Eyes
Data-driven strategic marketing, concept testing

WEEKLY: Mondays | 1:30 – 3:00 p.m.
Jason Starr, CompanyFirst
Fundraising, private equity, crowdfunding

BIWEEKLY: Fridays | 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
David Osei
Fintech, CPG, fundraising, problem solving, law

Legal & Insurance

Friday, August 25 | 9:30 a.m. – 11:45 am.
Bill Pegg, Hanley Flight & Zimmerman
Patents for high tech companies

Healthcare, Commercialization, and Tech Transfer

Friday, August 25 | 10:00 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Kalpana Punukollu, AbbVie; Co-Founder of Qubit
Strategy, healthcare, pharmaceuticals, computer science

Software Development, IT, Project Management

WEEKLY: Mondays | 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.
Tom Kompare, UChicago IT Services
Web or mobile applications, neutral party or referee for team discussions

Fabrication & Design

Tuesday, August 22 | 10:30 a.m. – 1:15 p.m.
Deborah Brown, GE
Product design, manufacturing, mechanical engineering

3 Teams Advance to the George Shultz Innovation Fund Finals

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