Bernie Pitzel – Creative in Residence at Jacobs Agency

Bernie Pitzel - Creative in Residence at Jacobs Agency

For close to 30 years, Bernie Pitzel has created and directed award winning advertising for clients such as Gatorade, McDonald’s, Coors Light, Long John Silver’s, Corona Beer and HEAD Tennis, to name a few. Bernie is best known for creating the “Be Like Mike” Gatorade campaign featuring Michael Jordan. The…

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Brandon Weiss – Programmer and Co-founder of MyZeus

Brandon Weiss - Programmer and Co-founder of MyZeus

[quote style=”boxed”]It’s not nice to kiss and tell, but let’s just say I worked at a print design studio for a year building websites and web applications designed by print designers. What I learned is, you can’t make people learn what they don’t love.[/quote] Brandon Weiss is a programmer from…

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Jennifer Morehead – Founder of Lockboxer

Jennifer Morehead - Founder of Lockboxer

[quote style=”boxed”]I’m also never afraid to pick up the phone and call someone out of the blue. I think cold calling is a fantastic skill in terms of quickly moving your concept forward because you can immediately get feedback on assumptions that you’ve made.[/quote] Jennifer Morehead is the founder of…

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Erik Severinghaus – Founder of KoalaDeal

Erik Severinghaus - Founder of KoalaDeal

Erik Severinghaus is a Chicago based entrepreneur and business leader. As a student at the University of North Carolina, he founded a successful consulting company, helped launch iContact (a leading and fast-growing email marketing company) and ran a K-12 education software infrastructure company that he later sold. In 2004, Erik…

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Joshua Hernandez – Founder of Tap.Me

Joshua Hernandez - Founder of Tap.Me

[quote style=”boxed”]By listening, doing it as soon as possible and getting feedback from customers and stakeholders. Then listening some more. [/quote] Joshua Hernandez has been starting companies or participating in start-ups since he arrived to Chicago from Puerto Rico in 1996. “My first start-up was making comic books with my friends…

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