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Wednesday, June 22 • 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Future Founders Mentor Mixer

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Future Founders invites you join in a special Techweek Mentor Mixer on June 22nd. This is a great opportunity for college students and aspiring entrepreneurs to meet and get connected with potential professional mentors in the tech and startup community! The event will begin with keynote speaker Robert Blackwell Jr., tech industry leader and entrepreneur, followed by a fun and energetic time of speed networking between mentors and students. 

Mentors (preferably with experience starting or operating a business): Come prepared to share your experience and advice with ambitious and entrepreneurial students. 

Students: Come ready to quickly share your goals, ambitions and questions and record names of mentors you would like to follow up with.



3:00pm: Open Networking

3:20: Welcome and Introduction

3:30: Keynote, Robert Blackwell Jr.

4:00: Student/Mentor Speed Networking

4:35: Open Networking

5:00: Event Ends


About the Keynote

Robert Blackwell Jr.

A technology industry leader with a career spanning nearly 30 years, Robert Blackwell Jr. has cultivated Electronic Knowledge Interchange (EKI) into a leading management and technology consulting firm well-known for its ability to respond to complex business challenges with efficient, intelligent and innovative solutions. Today he oversees the company, which currently employs more than 100 technology and business consulting experts.

Starting at IBM in 1981, Blackwell began his long career in building innovative systems that improve business operations. With a keen passion for entrepreneurship, he then went on to found several Chicago-based companies, including Urban Fishing Development, Bytewise International and Blackwell Consulting Services. A former professional table tennis player. Blackwell also founded Killerspin, the leading table tennis equipment, apparel and promotion company.

Wednesday June 22, 2016 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Life Creative 1655 W Walnut St. Chicago, IL 60612