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Leveraging Technology to Maximize Your Sweat Equity

Monday, October 14, 2019, 6:15 PM until 9:00 PM
National Louis University

National Louis University
850 Warrenville Rd
Lisle, IL  60532

(888) 658-8632
Gregory G Gocek
Monthly in Western Suburbs
Registration is required
Payment In Full In Advance Only
No credit cards at the door, only cash and checks.

• Dress is business casual.
• Select the appropriate registrant category as listed below. NB: The "restricted", no-fee category shown on the registration page is for the speaker and guests, as authorized by ER.
• Cancellation Policy: If you need to cancel, must do so by Wednesday, October 9. There is a no refund policy for late cancellation attempts or for no shows.
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Especially for start-up businesses, two of the most essential resources which can also be severely limited are time and money. To break through established competitive structures, new firms need to seize their appropriate opportunities in favorable time to market. Such efficiency also enhances the application of hard-won capital to its intended and most productive uses, also enabling pivots as conditions change.

This month, as part of our recent series of entrepreneurial adaptation enabled by emerging technologies, ER will welcome the owner/operator of several linked consumer product companies whose most diverse industry experience has included tech, energy, manufacturing and real estate, among others. Adept in the full range of private equity, venture capital, and a comprehensive range of entrepreneurial skillsets, he will explain how to effectively bootstrap from concept to sustainable profitability.

Presentation with opening networking: October 14, 2019, 6:15-9:00 P.M.
Sponsor: Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable, West Suburban Chapter


Moderator: Greg Gocek


Chet Baigh, CEO/founder, AEROLARRI

A self-funded, serial entrepreneur who literally re-invented the wheel twice, Chet manages three wholly-owned brands he created. An inventor who writes and implements his own patent portfolio from idea to market, he also has co-founded multiple tech companies, serving as the IP architect of a new AI-based ad-delivery system  and as CFO with a focus on financial modeling. As a venture capitalist, he has profitably invested into both his brands and small-cap companies, using his own funds or leveraging the funds of PE/VC entities via private placements, warrants and equity. He previously directed new business development and finance for New Generation Power, a renewable energy producer that brought to market the third largest wind project in the U.S. Chet earned his bachelor’s degree with double major in economics and business management from North Central College.