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Our Advisors

MARTIN ATKINS
Educator, Author, Artist, Entrepreneur
MARIA VATHIS
Attorney, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, LLP
MOTT SMITH
CEO/Co-Founder, Amped Kitchens
CARL SEATON
Director
MATT DOUBLEDAY
Senior Vice President, Chief Marketing Officer, Wintrust Financial Corporation
ISRAEL IDONIJE
Founder, FBRK
DON PITTS
Founder, Sound Music Cities
J. IVY
Award Winning Poet, Author, Actor, Recording Artist. President, Recording Academy Chicago/Midwest Chapter.
ANDY WHITE
Director of Community Engagement, Lookingglass Theatre Company
JEFF MORROW
Singer, Voice-Over Artist, Arranger, and Vocal Producer for the Fox TV Hit Show Empire
DAKOTA SHULTZ
Founder, AGENCY 360. Executive Director, ANA Business Marketing Chicago.
CLAIRE RICE
Executive Director, Arts Alliance Illinois
JEFF BECKER
Chair, Swanson, Martin & Bell LLP Entertainment and Media Law Practice Group
BRUCE LEECH
Executive Director, Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University
CARLOS VILLALOBOS
Music Producer, Composer, Artist at Alistar Media Productions
CHRISTINE STEPP
Account Manager, BET Networks
NICK MORAN
General Partner, New Stack Ventures
MARC LANE
President, Law Offices of Marc J Lane
SHEILA R. BROWN
Executive Director, CineCares Foundation, Cinespace Chicago Film Studios
NIK ROKOP
Coleman Foundation Clinical Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship Stuart School of Business Illinois Institute of Technology
JIMMY CHAMBERLIN
CEO, Blue J Strategies/Drummer, Smashing Pumpkins
SEAN RUGLESS
President, The Katalyst Group
JAX TURYNA
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur
ROB TOVAR
Founder, The Hangar at 2112
BREON WELLS
President & Founder, The Daniel Initiative
JOHN ZOZZARO
Founder & President, MediaTech Ventures
JAX TURYNA
Model, Actress, Entrepreneur
ROB TOVAR
Founder, The Hangar at 2112