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

Understand what design thinking is, its stages and why it is used all around the globe to develop and implement viable solutions.

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

Building a Lean Canvas with Nik Rokop

Thursday, June 18, 1:00 – 2:00 pm CST

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

Entrepreneurial Community

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.

Data Analysis/Interpretation/Presentation

Tuesday, July 14, 5:00 – 6:00 pm CST

​Learn how to display and present your findings in a clear and effective way.

Entrepreneurial Community

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

Entrepreneurial Community

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

Entrepreneurial Community

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

 

Entrepreneurial Community

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.

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