Jacqueline von Edelberg

A unicorn with a brain. A deep-rooted Chicago connector and rainmaker. A pie-in-the sky, free thinking builder-type who gets sh*t done. Not easily pigeonholed: Jacqueline is a University of Chicago political science PhD/Fulbright professor turned social entrepreneur, who comes to challenges with an intellectual rigor, global perspective, and high-tolerance for…

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Brian Hynes

Brian Hynes grew up on Chicago’s south side. He earned his undergraduate degree from the University of Illinois and his law degree, at night, from Loyola University Chicago, while working full time for the Illinois House Speaker. Brian practiced law for twenty-two years, stopping in 2018 to focus on his…

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Patrick McEneaney

Dr. Patrick McEneaney is board-certified and completed his medical school training at the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine. His residency training was at the Louis Stokes Cleveland Department of Veterans Administration. He then moved back to Chicago where he finished residency at Thorek Memorial Hospital and Weiss Memorial Hospital. He…

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Eric Hiller

Eric Hiller is the Managing Partner of Hiller Associates. He is an experienced corporate executive and consultant, specializing in operational / process improvement, software and hardware product management and customer insights, and design-to-value (DtV), should-cost, and product cost management. Mr. Hiller was a senior expert and engagement manager at McKinsey…

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Guy Furman

Guy Furman has combined his extensive background in agriculture and engineering and launched Windy City Mushroom, home to Chicago’s premium gourmet mushrooms. Located in the Humboldt Park neighborhood of Chicago, they deliver their customers the freshest and most excellent gourmet mushrooms. Sustainable, local, organic, and delicious. Mushrooms are one of…

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Chelsie Tamms

Chelsie Tamms is an award-winning lettering artist and designer from Chicago. With a love of art and understanding the world since a young age, she studied Graphic Design, Spanish, and Marketing at Bradley University in Peoria, Illinois. While a student, she won $10,000 through Bradley’s Student Entrepreneurship Competition to start…

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Jorden Rutledge

Jorden Rutledge always enjoyed thinking through arguments. While he was in college, he met a few lawyers and found he really enjoyed their debates and conversations about legal issues and upcoming legislation. This positive experience encouraged him to consider the legal field as a profession, and ultimately, he decided that…

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Joel Miller

Joel is co-founder/owner of The Sky Floor, LLC, founded in 2009 with his identical twin brother. The Sky Floor has grown in revenue in each year of business, averaging 30% growth. Alan and Joel were born on Leap Day and recently turned nine years old. He is a co-founder of…

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Keith Nemec

Dr. Keith Nemec is the founder and clinic director Total Health Institute. Dr. Keith Nemec reviews the inpatient and outpatient teaching and treatment facility. Patients fly in from around the world to enter the teaching and treatment program. Dr. Nemec has consulted with over 10,000 patients in the last 35…

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Nicole Wood

Nicole Wood is the CEO and one of the co-founders of Ama La Vida. Her job is to create an environment where her team can thrive and her clients can feel empowered. From investing in her coaches’ education to treating client feedback like gospel, Nicole loves serving her clients. One…

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Ablorde Ashigbi

Ablorde is the CEO of 4Degrees, a Chicago-based technology company, applying machine intelligence to help teams in relationship-driven industries manage their most important source of opportunity – their professional networks. When he’s not doing that, you can usually find him lifting weights, reading books or eating BBQ. Where did the…

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