(WEBINAR) Goal Setting Workshop 2022

You might be looking at your 2021 goals and laughing or crying (or some combination of the two). Start 2022 off in a way that prioritizes creative success —along with balancing all other areas in your life. Join Seed&Spark and The Light Leaks for our Goal Setting Workshop. We'll provide you with the tools to create realistic goals and a plan to achieve them. (No more vague New Year's Eve brainstorming or writing resolutions in a journal you're sure to […]


(VIRTUAL EVENT) The Next Evolution of Safety, Security, & Social Responsibility

When creating spaces in which humans interact with one another, it is important to consider the sense of place that they experience. As immersive technologies create new environments for gathering, community and how people feel about their safety, security, and social responsibility will also be redefined. Especially in a world that is still reeling from a global lockdown, we must stand with our convictions and define how humanity will be celebrated, cherished, and protected, in all walks. Join us January […]


(WEBINAR) 76 Forward Presents: Master Your Destiny – The Adventure of Venture

What do the Wright Brothers, airplane pilots and United have to do with scaling a company? It turns out a lot. As companies scale at faster and faster rates, leaders are left with little time on how to navigate exponential growth. Having just finished a stint as a venture backed C-level executive, Tanveer Kathawalla, founder of Pioneer 1890, will share some useful lessons he learned along the way. REGISTER HERE  


(WEBINAR) 10 Practical Legal Tips to Start a Small Business Successfully

Presented by Lema Khorshid, Fuksa Khorshid, LLC Running a small business takes a lot of work. Often, a handful of employees fill a variety of roles, meaning that everyone has to bring serious hard work, dedication, self-motivation, and multitasking skills to the table. Amid all this, it can be easy to forget about the legal aspects of running a business. However, attending to these matters sooner rather than later is likely to save you time, stress, and expense in the […]


(WEBINAR) Free Intro to Digital Marketing

Understanding the landscape and strategy of Digital Marketing today is key to building your brand and driving the bottom line for your business. In this free, two-hour livestream, you’ll explore the components of brand building and see how modern marketers drive successful campaigns using content, email, social media, paid advertising channels, and more. All in real time, taught by an industry professional. Come learn the basics and gain the skills you need to create your first digital marketing campaign! REGISTER […]



Scott Stern, partner at Origin Ventures, explains one of the most exciting parts of the venture deal cycle: closing the deal. Scott will cover the important deal terms and mechanics as well as how to successfully negotiate and close. DiMonte will walk students through a term sheet and highlight the key components of a well-crafted VC deal and how to negotiate with an entrepreneur. This workshop is targeted towards students who may seek VC funding in the future, those interested […]


(WEBINAR) Code is Not a Prerequisite: Build Your MVP the Right Way

Code is not a prerequisite, but as a non-tech founder running a tech startup, you're responsible for the business and tech aspects that can scale and grow your startup. Learn the tools necessary to keep on track with your startup's vision and goals. Join us LIVE January 11th, 10 AM - 11:00 AM CT as we delve into the things you should know as a Non-Tech founder alongside our community partner Imaginnovate. REGISTER HERE In contrast to a fully specified […]



Understanding your future customers’ values, pain points, and current solution(s) is critical to ensuring that your product or service will be adopted by your customers when it hits the market. Join the Polsky Center and facilitator Melissa Byrn, Assistant Dean for Clinical Research at UChicago, for this workshop which will provide participants with skills for conducting customer discovery. REGISTER HERE


(WEBINAR) Free SEO & Social Media Marketing Workshop

Learn the basics of internet marketing starting with search engine optimization (SEO) and social media marketing in channels such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, etc. We highly suggest early arrival as we will be getting started immediately. We will have a 30 minute intro for everyone to introduce themselves and get to now one another. After that we will start with the speakers and then have a Question & Answer session. REGISTER HERE


Global Industry Spotlight – Turo Pekari

Global Industry Spotlight is a conversational series focused on providing resources and insight for the creative entrepreneur. Bio: Turo is a music innovation specialist, creative technologist & community builder based in Helsinki, Finland. He currently leads innovation, international operations, and insights at Music Finland and runs an accelerator program for music tech companies. Turo is also co-founder of the European music innovation network Music Tech Europe. Being specialized in rights tech, metadata and decentralization and having previously worked at Finnish […]