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Partner Event: Sector Conversation – EMERGING with Chris Girgenti, PGVC

August 30, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 10:30 am

Join Chris Girgenti from Pritzker Group Venture Capital for a small group discussion and Qcompanies targeting the enterprise (SaaS, B2BC, B2B marketplaces, infrastructure, etc.,)

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Central Standard Time
IMSA Classroom
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Participants will be able to get honest, direct answers from the managing director of the investment team at one of the most active VC funds in the Midwest, as well as share learnings with one another. The number of participants will be capped at 10, and participants are not allowed to pitch their business during the discussion.

Benefits of attending:
– Get Honest, direct answers from a VC on any questions you may have
– Share learnings with other participants facing similar challenges (going after similar customers, partners, investors, etc.)

Chris joined Pritzker Group Venture Capital in 1996 and has served as its Managing Partner since 1998. During this time, he has led the organization and capital formation for four technology venture funds and has led or overseen investments in more than 100 companies. For more than 17 years, Chris has assisted management teams in building businesses, including helping guide strategy, execution and overall value creation, and optimizing liquidity events. As an active investor and board member, Chris works closely with companies providing general management, finance and operational assistance. Chris currently serves on the boards of Advantage Optics, IO Data Centers, Sportvision and TopSchool. Chris also serves on Governor Quinn’s Illinois Innovation Council as well as several other regional technology advisory boards. Chris graduated with a B.S. in applied mathematics-economics from Brown University and earned his M.B.A. in finance and accounting from Columbia Business School. Chris is also a Chartered Financial Analyst and is currently serving as Co-President of his alumni class at Brown.



This is a member only event host by 1871, DePaul is part of 1871! That means you have access to our office (at Merchandise Mart) and to their events. Students from every college across the university are welcome to apply to reserve workspace in the 1871 DePaul office. Recent DePaul alumni also have access to 1871 up to 6 months after their graduation date. Apply for access to the 1871 DePaul office through this link. Once we approve your application, you will receive instructions on how to reserve the DePaul 1.18 Space and register for workshops.


August 30, 2017
9:30 am - 10:30 am




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