The Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable provides educational programs and seminars for business owners and their advisors as well as those who are interested in acquiring or starting a business. Founded 22 years ago for the alumni of the Chicago Booth School of Business (then the Chicago GSB), today the Roundtable is open to all.
Programs feature successful entrepreneurs or experts in growing businesses speaking on topics such as ideas for new businesses, building a management team, locating financing, developing a market and growing through acquisition. Click Past Events for past topics. Click Event Calendar to see upcoming events.
- Membership in the Entrepreneurial Roundtable (ER) is free (no dues).
- Once you join our email list , you become a member of the Entrepreneurial Roundtable and are eligible for the lower registration fees.
- Click on the Event Calendar for info on up-coming events and to register for them.
For our evening programs, the event fee is $25 for the general public; $20 for members and alumni, students, faculty of Chicago Booth. Members of some local partner organizations also receive the $20 rate (see event registration for these partner organizations). Advance on-line registration is strongly encouraged. Save an additional $5 by registering at least 5 days before the event. No credit cards are accepted at the door, only cash and checks.
Evening programs are held on the third Monday of each month at:
City Gate Grill in Calamos Investments building
2020 Calamos Court, Naperville, Illinois 60563
(Meeting room is a down steps below City Gate Grill.)
They start at 6:30 p.m. with networking over hors d'oeuvres. The educational part of the program begins at 7:15 p.m. and ends about 8:45 p.m. (This timing allows people coming from downtown Chicago and the northern and southern suburbs to attend.)
Additionally, the Roundtable holds periodic evening programs and all-day Saturday seminars each year at Chicago Booth's Gleacher Center in downtown Chicago. These seminars explore special topics of interest to entrepreneurs in some depth. Special email invitations announce these events, but they will also appear on the Event Calendar.
To access free (but largely unedited) videos of more than 40 Roundtable programs, click on Podcasts. Special thanks to Lambert Smith and Stone Cliff Productions for providing the videos. For info on Stone Cliff Productions, go to http://www.stonecliffproductions.com/index.html
Thank you for your interest in the Roundtable. We welcome your participation and your ideas!
Greg Gocek, Roundtable Coordinator (Chicago Booth Class of 1985)