Top Founders Set for Great Lakes 'Bash'
Sep 21, 2011
When you hear about incredibly successful startups like Groupon, do you ever wonder what inspired the founders to start in the first place? And then, how they launched, and what caused them to succeed so far beyond the average?
These questions captivated one entrepreneur, Robert Jordan, who spent four years interviewing 45 champion entrepreneurs for his book How They Did It: Billion Dollar Insights from the Heart of America. The book was the inspiration for the Great Lakes Entrepreneurial Bash coming up November 17, 2011. The Entrepreneurial Bash hosts an extraordinary panel of founders who will share how they started and grew companies to $100 million+ success.
Dane Miller took Indiana-based Biomet from scratch to $12 billion in value. Tony Faras launched MGI Pharma in Minneapolis, went public and eventually sold for $3.9 billion. Mike Domek couldn’t afford a computer when he started TicketsNow in his apartment but sold to TicketMaster for $282 million. These successes did not come easily.
You can sign up for events at entrepbash.com and if you use code GEW2011 you will receive a $15 discount off the listed ticket price.
The event will also be held in New York on Oct 3 and Washington DC on Oct 17.
ChicagoNovember 17, 2011UIC Forum 4:30pm – 7:30pm