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Founder Institute Startup Pitch Bootcamp

2/4/2013 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM

You have an idea for a startup, but don't know what to do next? In just three hours, the Startup Pitch Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, determine the next steps, and even recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by entrepreneurs designed to teach you the components of good and bad startup ideas. Attendees can share their ideas with both experts and peers to receive constructive feedback. The bootcamp will be led by Dave Culver, Co-Founder of Forward Momentum and Ross Kimbarovsky, Co-Founder of crowdSPRING. Join us for a fun evening! Afterwards, we will go out for drinks at The Living Room Bar at W Hotel (172 W. Adams). Our venue sponsor is Bank of America.

Goal: Pitch your startup ideas like a pro.

Date: Monday, February 04, 2013, at 05:30 PM

Location: Bank of America, 135 S. LaSalle Street, 43rd Floor, Dining Room, Chicago

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David Culver, Co-Founder, Forward Momentum

David Culver is the Co-Founder and Chief Collaboration Instigator of VentureSHOT, Chicago's "High Energy" Entrepreneur Collaboration Center & Business Incubator. VentureSHOT also hosts the Funding Feeding Frenzy event series that connects entrepreneurs with Angel Investors, VCs and other Private Capital sources ( David is also the Co-Founder of Forward Momentum ( and Adventerra, ( He is responsible for the Vision, Business Strategy and Strategic Marketing aspects of these companies. David has a degree in Economics and enjoys helping entrepreneurs launch new companies with a focus on revenue generation and encouraging seasoned entrepreneurs to re-energize their businesses and grow them rapidly.

Ross Kimbarovsky, Co-Founder, crowdSPRING

Ross Kimbarovsky left a successful 13 year career as a trial lawyer (so that he could wear shorts and sandals to work every day) by co-founding crowdSPRING - the world's #1 marketplace for crowdsourced graphic design, industrial design and copywriting services. Buyers who need a logo, website, custom graphic design, industrial design or written content post what they need, when they need it and how much they’ll pay. Once posted, creatives from around the world (over 120,000 from 200 countries) submit actual work. Buyers select from among actual work (an average of 110+ per project), not bids or proposals. crowdSPRING has helped tens of thousands of buyers from 100 countries (including entrepreneurs, startups, small businesses and the world's best Brands and agencies) meet their creative needs.

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