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This free class is an orientation to help newcomers to the startup scene get acquainted with the exciting world of tech in Chicago. We will give you the inside scoop on key events/meetups to attend, people, companies, VCs, blogs, incubators, programs, hot issues, and more.
Check-in & Networking: 5:30 - 6:00 pm Event Intro & Kickoff: 6:05 - 6:10 pm Panel Discussion: 6:10 - 7:40 pm Q&A and Networking: 7:40 - 8:00 pm
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Co-Founder and CEO,
As the founder and CEO of Ethos, a talent strategy firm for tech, Alida Miranda-Wolff grows the teams that fuel rocket ship companies. By shaping culture and developing talent, she helps strengthen every company’s biggest asset: its people. With a focus on diversity, hiring practices, vision and values, and career pathing, she partners with tech leaders to make possibilities and aspirations concrete realities. Alida previously served as Director of Platform at Hyde Park Angels, where she was one of only two dozen Latina women in VC.
VP Product Management,
Jen Busenbark is the VP of Product at ActiveCampaign, a SaaS marketing automation platform that helps businesses meaningfully connect and engage with their customers. At ActiveCampaign, Jen is responsible for developing and executing on the product vision to continue to provide value for our customers.
Prior to joining ActiveCampaign, Jen was a Director of Product at Braintree, where she joined in 2009 as the first product manager. In her eight years at Braintree, she helped design Braintree’s processes including planning, building, launching and just about everything else pertaining to software delivery, in addition to scaling the team to over 20 product managers. Jen spent the first nine years of her career as a consultant for ThoughtWorks, a global IT consulting company, helping clients build products in industries such as leasing, insurance, and online auctions.
Jen continues to give back as a member of the tech community in Chicago, taking active roles in groups like Product Tank Chicago, as well as smaller groups to help empower and engage her peers.
We understand that, sometimes, plans change. If you can no longer make it to a class or workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given to cancellations made within a week of the class or workshop.
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