TIE Midwest Events and News

Here is some news from Maria Katris of TIE Midwest.  

v  Want to meet seasoned entrepreneur Matt Moog, hear a candid account of his lessons learned and ask him a question? Matt will be TiE’s guest speaker at the Leaders & Legends event on January 27th, a unique event you won’t want to miss! Matt will share the story of Q interactive, what led him to take the “leap” with Viewpoints, his lessons learned along the way and how he is building a community to promote digital innovation in Chicago.  Register TODAY!

v  Charter Members will be kicking off a dinner series on January 17th and the first topic is: ‘Angel Investing: approaches to solving for the deal friction between worthy tech entrepreneurs and angel capital, creating systematic processes to relieve the friction, and growing the size of the market.’Have a question you want our Charter Member experts to weigh in on? Send it directly to me.

v  TiE Midwest is calling all “Second Stage” CEO’s: Are you currently running a business that creates $1-20M in revenue annually? Are you looking for peer-to-peer mentoring in a private forum? Register TODAY for our CEO Roundtable moderated by Raman Chadha. Raman Chadha is the executive director and clinical professor of DePaul University’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. Look for his insights on second-stage companies every Friday on Enterprise City, Crain’s blog for Chicago entrepreneurs. 

v  Congratulations to Charter Member, Jai Shekhawat, CEO Fieldglass Inc, the leading technology provider to procure and manage contingent labor and services, named a “Top Performer” in Staffing Industry Analysts’ first annual customer loyalty and satisfaction survey. The survey was conducted in conjunction with the firm’s 2010 VMS and MSP Supplier Competitive Landscape report, which named Fieldglass the largest Vendor Managed System (VMS) provider. Read the full press release here. 

v  Please join me in welcoming two of our newest Charter Members, Peter Wilkins and Jim Pavlik.   

v  Is enough being done to promote pro-entrepreneurship policies?  I came across a really interesting blog post by Jonathan Ortman where he highlighted the Kauffman Foundation´s State of Entrepreneurship Address delivered last January, and using its recommendations as a benchmark, provided clarity around what has been done to date from a policy standpoint.  Interesting read-click here.

v  If you have not done so already, please join the TiE Midwest group on Built in Chicago TODAY!

v  Check out our featured events below and register today! Do you have an event you would like TiE Midwest to share with its members? Email meand post it on the events page at Built in Chicago.  Have an idea for an event/speaker for 2011? Email me any requests. 

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