What kind of capital is best for your business?
Join us at Access to Capital Chicago to find out the answers to this question, and start the process with a pre-scheduled 1:1 meeting with a local lender.
In one day we give you:
- What banks often look for
- The variety of funding options and which may be right for your business
- Access to community resources that specialize in helping small businesses in Chicago
- Pre-scheduled, 1:1 meetings with the 30+ lending officers who will be onsite representing the full spectrum of opportunities!
May 22 is a day your business can’t afford to miss. Register now for access to our expert speakers, panels, community organizations, banks, and a FREE copy of your business’s D&B credit report.
Free breakfast and lunch will be provided.
9:00 – 9:15 AM,Town Hall~~Welcome and Opening Remarks,Judy Hackett~~Chief Marketing Officer Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp.
9:15 – 9:25 AM,Bank of America,Jennifer Mariani
9:30 – 10:15 AM,Panel:~~Straight Talk: Getting Traditional Loans in Today’s Economy,Moderator: Carol Roth – WGN~~Jennifer Mariani – Bank of America~~Dave Mika – BMO Harris~~Jay Steiner – Ridgestone Bank~~Dorothy Overal – SBA~~Eric Phillips – Winstrust Bank~~Saq Nadeem – Paradise 4 Paws
10:20 – 10:35 AM,Spotlight: AEO,Connie Evans – AEO
10:40 – 10:55 AM,Break,
11:00 – 11:10 AM,Microsoft,Marvin Korves and Brian Yamada
11:15 AM to 12:00 PM,Panel:~~Off the Beaten Track: Is Alternative Funding the Route for You?,Moderator: Tammy Halevy – AEO Works~~Justin Barr – Franklin Capital Network~~Ami Kassar – MultiFunding LLC~~Marc Gorlin – Kabbage~~Stephen Scheinbaum – Merchant Cash & Capital~~Eva Brown – Women’s Business Development Center~~Yousuf Razzak – Chicago Printing & Embroidery
12:05 – 12:30 PM,Growing Chicago: 10k Business Pitch Contest,Presented by Barry Moltz
12:30 – 1:15 PM,Lunch at Main Street Cafe/Town Hall,
1:20 – 1:25 PM,Transunion,Ron Stewart
1:25 – 1:30 PM,Samuel Adams Brewing The American Dream,
1:35 – 2:20 PM,Panel:~~Startups Start Here: Strategies from Entrepreneurs,Moderator: Linda Darragh – Kellogg School Of Business~~Ira Weiss – Hyde Park Angels~~Jonathan Brereton – Accion Chicago~~Mark Achler – Entrepreneur & Venture Capitalist~~Sharon Schnieder – Moxie Jean: Upscale Resale~~Paul Fehrenbacher – BriteSeed (Medical Technology)~~Scott Starbuck – City Soles
2:25 – 2:40 PM,Spotlight: Goldman Sachs 10K Small Businesses,
2:40 – 2:55 PM,Break,
3:00 – 3:15 PM,Spotlight: WBDC and The Women Vetrepreneur Program,Georgia Marsh – Women’s Business Development Center
3:20 – 3:30 PM,Growing Chicago: 10k Business Pitch Contest – Winner Announcement,Presented by Barry Moltz – Judy Hackett – Katie Olsen (Seed Chicago)
3:35 – 4:15 PM,Panel: Crowdfunding: What You Need to Know,Moderator: David Carman – Blackline Review~~Abhi Adhikari – Kiva~~Kate Drane – Indiegogo~~Katie Olson – Seed Chicago~~Len Kendall – CentUp
4:15 – 5:00 PM,Main Street Connections in Town Square / EVENT END,Lender Meetings / Appointments continue[/table]