Besides offering specifically tailored programs for all our participants, we’re providing educational opportunities to build the entrepreneur in you!
We have closely worked with IIT, the Kaplan Institute, SCORE Chicago, Chicago Innovation and many other Chicago-based entrepreneurs to tailor this educational experience not only for our participants, but for the open public as well. The i3 program runs from June 8 to August 12th.
We will be hosting (virtually, of course) the following workshops:
Starting With Why with Akshar Patel
Monday, June 8, 2:00 – 3:30pm CST
Understand the importance of developing a solid vision early on and the value in communicating it to assert effective leadership.
Why do most startups fail? with Patricia Thomas
Tuesday, June 9, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Learn how to drive profit, prevent losses, and what can go wrong at each stage of creating a startup.
What is Design Thinking? with Jeff Spetter
Thursday, June 11, 5:00 – 6:00pm CST
How to Make a Killer Deck with Bill Moller
Monday, June 15, 5:30 – 6:30 pm CST
Learn how to create and give a good pitch, using professional-built pitch decks.
Google is your friend! with Yi Han
Tuesday, June 16, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CST
Learn Search Engine Optimization tools, and how they can be leveraged to find exactly what you're looking for. Practice these skills in our SEO Competition
What is a Lean Canvas, and why it's an effective tool to understand your business? Attend this workshop to learn how startups organize and understand their business models early on.
Storytelling and Public Speaking with Eileen Sweeney
Monday, June 22, 5:00 – 6:30pm CST
Understand how to perfect your storytelling through voice tonality, body language, pacing, and proper structuring
How to properly write emails
Tuesday, June 23, 1:00 – 2:00pm CST
Understand how to write professional emails, this workshop will cover greetings and goodbyes, follow-up emails, and being respectful yet friendly.
Charisma, Confidence, and Commanding Respect
Thursday, June 25, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CST
Understand the importance of conveying respect, charisma, confidence, and reliability. Take a look into the psychology of personality
How to leverage the Chicago Entrepreneurial Community
Friday, June 26, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Guest Entrepreneur: Luke Tanen from Chicago Innovation
Different phases of research
Tuesday, July 7, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Friday, July 10, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Guest Entrepreneur: Susan Ibitz
A human behavior hacker who works on unlocking the science behind micro-expression, body language, and face reading through research and teaching.
Creating Meaningful Content with Pranav Niar
Monday, June 29, 5:00 – 6:30pm CST
Understand how to develop content, distribution, and target audience campaigns. Learn about tools and tips from an industry professional.
Marketing & Branding with Jeff Spetter
Tuesday, June 30, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Understand the importance of marketing and branding. Learn how to choose your brand, name, colors, and the importance of exposing your vision through marketing.
How to leverage Social Media with Tiara DeGuzman
Thursday, July 2, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CST
Understand how social media can be leveraged to grow your startup. Learn the stages/milestones of a social media marketing campaign. This workshop will cover how to build a loyal fanbase, scheduling posts, reach, and engagement metrics.
Tuesday, July 14, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CST
Learn how to display and present your findings in a clear and effective way.
Friday, July 17, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Guest Entrepreneur: Joel Mathew
Meet Joel Mathew, CEO, and founder at Fortress Consulting. Attend this workshop to learn about entrepreneurship and the digital marketing world.
Fundraising with Arun Prakash
Monday, July 20, 5:00-6:30 pm CST
The Art of Persuasion & Negotiation with Aneesh Chaudry
Thursday, July 23, 6:00 – 7:00 pm CST
Overview of what persuasion is and its influence on individuals
Friday, July 24, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Guest Entrepreneur: James Lott
Looking out for Yourself in the Startup World with Adarsh Arora
Monday, July 27, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Business Failure Exercise with Adarsh Arora
Thursday, July 30, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Friday, July 31, 5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Guest Entrepreneur: Arun Prakash
Bill Moller Evaluation
Wednesday, August 5, 5:30 – 7:00 pm CST
Friday, August 7,⋅5:00 – 6:30 pm CST
Guest Entrepreneur: Michael Bell
Final Reports from i3 Teams
More details will be added to upcoming workshops as they approach. To view these all of these events in your Google Calendar, click here.