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Darden Chicago - November '14

We need your votes for our next event, see below.

Great to see everyone at the Welcome D'14s event as alumni participation spanned three decades to include the 90's, 00's and 10's.  

Next Event: Meet the Trekers, December 18, details below

If you're no longer in the Chicagoland please let me know.  Double check your Alumni Portal information to ensure it is up to date.

The Batten Institute is considering a generous sponsorship for Darden Alumni to have drop-in rights at Chicago's top entrepreneurial and tech center - 1871.  Please vote yes/no here to help us evaluate alumni interest.
In addition, Batten would like Chicago to host the next iDEA event.  iDEA events bring scholars and practitioners from the Darden community to engage alumni and other professionals in a series of discussions about the role of entrepreneurship and innovation in business and society.  Please vote your content preference here.
Save the date, December 18, for "Meet the Trekers", 5:30 - 9:00 location TBD.  This annual event caps off a week of 'job trek' visits as First Years get to know Chicago companies and learn about summer internship opportunities.  If your company is looking for interns (or startups looking for Batten subsidized interns) please reply and let us know!

 
This month Michael Humenansky, D'14, moved his company MoBell Muscle from Darden's iLab to Chicago.  MoBell Muscle designs, develops and delivers patent-pending, transportable strength-building equipment and solutions for people who lose access to the gym or traditional gym equipment.  Inspiration and initial target market is the US Military, specifically deployed troops, they're our nations’ heroes.
Peter Neems, D'14, founder and CEO of ProVazo, was just accepted as one of Chicago's Top-10 med-tech startups to join Matter's inaugural class.  Matter is Chicago's first dedicated health-tech incubator, opening Q1'15. 
Nick Moran, D'08, managing partner of Moran Capital Partners has a highly acclaimed podcast for Angel and Venture Capital investors.  Check out The Full Ratchet.
Know a Mover & Shaker?  Have news to announce?

Let us know for the next newsletter.

Promotions, weddings, babies, new jobs, looking for a new job, new investment, successful exit, unsuccessful exit, management tip, made a tough leadership decision, moving to a new area, need help on a topic, an idea for @DardenChicago.... anything goes.
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