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Ugur Uygur

Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

Loyola University of Chicago

Karin (Dommermuth) O'Connor

Clinical Assistant Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Northwestern U

Executive Director, Heizer Center for Private Equity and Venture Capital

Darnell Leatherwood

Founder, Black Boys Shine!

Founding member, My Brother's Keeper Alliance Action Team

Myles Gage

COO and co-founder

Rapunzl Investments

Steve Johns

President and founder

Confluence Pharmaceuticals

Ben Brownback

Principal, executive producer, The B2Group

Past president, Las Vegas Illini Alumni Club

Lynn Carroll

Chief of strategy, operations


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Chris Petersen


Futurexecs Accelerators

Sonny Tai

CEO/co-founder, Actuate

Marine Corps veteran

Michael Munie

Founder, stealth AI company

Former Google software engineer

Justin Breen

Founder, BrEpic Communications LLC

Journalism Chair, College of Media Alumni Board

George Buchanan

Executive VP, Risk Management

Regions Bank

Michael Pan


Panco Foods

Eric Loeb

Data scientist


Blake Mathias

Assistant professor of entrepreneurship

Indiana University

Jeff Badu

2018 Lester McKeever Award

Chicago CPA

Mark Kesler

Founded O’Malley’s

Parkland business instructor

Darren Guccione

Distinguished alumni award

CEO, Keeper Security, Inc.

Steve Sarowitz

Paylocity founder/chairman

Blue Marble Payroll CEO

Molly Maloof

Bay Area physician entrepreneur

Strategic consultant

Greg Leman

Director, LAUNCH Innovative Business Accelerator

Baylor University

Matt Cho

Partner, Adjacency

Founder, [co][lab]

Elizabeth Engele

Co-founder, executive director


Julia Haried

MakerGirl co-founder

Deloitte audit, assurance senior

Lori Bitter


The Business of Aging