(WEBINAR) SEA Coffee Break: Dealing with Lawyers

Ever wonder the right way to deal with lawyers? Attorney, Elizabeth Russell joins us for next week's coffee break and will hold a Q&A session to help answer your questions. Access through this link: Meeting ID: 953 3090 8160 Passcode: SEA For a list of all our upcoming Coffee Breaks through March, visit


(WEBINAR) How to Find and Get a Small Business Grant

Small business grants are an entrepreneur’s dream, because they offer money that does not have to be repaid. But finding, applying for and winning small business grants can be daunting. In this webinar, presented by Education Director of Nav Gerri Detweiler, you’ll learn: The main sources of grants, including both private and federal grants Tools for researching small business grants Application tips to increase your chances of being successful Is there really free money to start a business? The current […]



Join us for a workshop led by Jessica Schultz Trinet. In this workshop, Jessica will discuss the following topics: How should companies think about different employee classifications What are the payroll & benefits basics and compliance aspects Thank you to MUFG Union Bank, N.A., for support of programming to reach small business owners. For more information, please visit: MUFG Union Bank. REGISTER HERE



Let's get 2021 going! We're probably all glad to say goodbye to 2020, but let's take what we've learned in this previous year and apply all of the positives to our new one. Let's start with this class with the ISA's Director of Education and screenwriting coach, Max Timm. Understanding structure is something that all writers need to do - that should go without saying, but the good news is that once you get it, it becomes memorized, and then you […]


(WEBINAR) Publishing Panel: Advice About Getting Hired, Finding Clients, and Benefiting from Professional Organizations

In this educational panel with five of the board members that help keep Chicago Women in Publishing (CWIP) running, you will get firsthand advice about how to get hired in publishing, how to find clients if you're a freelancer, and what it's actually like to work in the publishing industry as a freelancer or as a traditional worker. On top of that, you will also learn more about how CWIP, a professional publishing organization, can help you advance your publishing […]

Free – $10

(Virtual Event) FRXR: A Handbook for Immersive Producers

After a deserved rest and a long awaited New Year, join us for a very special online premiere of "FRXR: A Handbook for Immersive Producers". Save the date: January 21st - 12:30PM ET! After a 30-min presentation of the handbook, we will invite you to a social event to meet with French studios. The first part of this event - the presentation of the handbook - will be hosted by René Pinnell, CEO of Kaleidoscope, with the participation of: Gaëtan Bruel, Cultural Counselor & Permanent Representative […]


(WEBINAR) WHO KNEW The Smartest People In The Room Arabian Prince and Vickie Nauman

If you've been paying attention to this series, you've noticed we are great at attracting really smart, cool people as our guests. This episode checks both boxes big time.  Vickie Nauman is quite comfortable being the smartest person in any room she enters. And she returns to our platform in the host seat for the 2nd time.  And joining Vickie as her guest is Arabian Prince. He is best known as one of the founding members of N.W.A. Yes, that […]


(WEBINAR) Business Model Canvas: Business Modeling for Entrepreneurs

One of the strongest tools in the entrepreneur's repertoire: Business Model Canvas. When used to its full potential, Business Model Canvas helps companies align on their current state, ideate new paths forward, and design an impactful future. This workshop, taught by Jarrod Lowery of Do Tank, will help you understand the difference between your user, buyer, and financer, and how to craft a compelling story about how your solution addresses each of their goals. REGISTER HERE


(Virtual Networking) FLEX: Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs eXchange Kickoff

Join the Future Leaders & Entrepreneurs eXchange (FLEX) as we kick off with our first event of 2021. Formally called the Young Professional Mixer, the mission of FLEX is to create networking opportunities to connect young professionals with each other, foster collaboration with business leaders and provide educational engagements for young professionals under the age of 40 to bridge the gap between generations, nurture professional development and growth, and create paths to success within the business community. The first 15 […]


(WEBINAR) How to Raise a Seed Round Efficiently

What will I learn? The workshop walks through the fundraising process comprehensively, including: - Knowing when to raise money - Ground rules when approaching a seed round - Drafting round composition and allocation - Crafting your fundraising narrative - Building a funnel - Initiating fundraising mode and stacking meetings - Pitching and closing Who should attend? You should attend if you plan are getting ready to fundraise, are currently fundraising, or are considering fundraising in the future. REGISTER HERE