|February 25, 2015 at 7pm|
444 N Wabash Ave
Chicago, IL 60611
Speaker: Jill Salzman
Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only collective of offline meetups and online resources for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes. She recently launched her fourth, The Founding Kit, which helps startups get started. A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. She’s the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, one of the Best Chicago Marketing Speakers in 2014, a co-host of the entertaining business podcast, Breaking Down Your Business, host of the Tip Top Tips for Entrepreneursvideo series, gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11, and most recently was dubbed a “mommy mogul” by CNNMoney. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.
7:00-7:30 Open Networking
7:30-8:00 Monthly Speaker | (Re)imagining Communities with Technology
Highlight how tech is reshaping and reimagining our understanding of community, where sharing services and resources is key to the success of our local economies.
8:00-8:45 Breakout Sessions | The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and The Co-Founders Project
Convene Project Teams and tackle challenges using your skill set.
8:45-9:00 Open Networking
From San Francisco to Austin, Miami to New York, FWD.us has enlisted thousands from our community to roll up our sleeves, get engaged, and communicate to lawmakers the urgent need for immigration reform. Despite the overwhelming public support for commonsense solutions, Congress has refused to act, so we at FWD.us are renewing our commitment to improve the political process by rallying the tech community to the cause.
To do this, each FWD.us regional chapter will launch three projects this fall: The Democracy Project, The 2.0 Project, and TheCo-Founders Project. We are committing our resources to these local chapters, which will serve as accelerators for political advocacy.
The Democracy Project: A team of innovators focused on developing new and creative strategies to engage in advocacy.
The 2.0 Project: A team of problem solvers and strategists who want to use their specialized skills to shape the national narrative on critical political issues.
The Co-Founders Project: A team of donors and volunteers who drive our quarterly ThinkFWD events that provoke discussion at the critical intersection of politics and technology.
Join any of these teams. Chapters will be the central home for everything we do in tech and politics, so visit our FWDMonthlies to join your local chapter’s expansion and renew your commitment to tech-driven political reform.
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The White House has announced the draft of a program that will make it easier for talented foreign inventors, researchers, and startup founders to continue creating jobs in the United States. Before the entrepreneur program can go into effect, the administration has opened a public comment period.