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Start-up Forum

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Students and Companies interested please register via CMC's website at:


The Startup Forum is organized by IIT Entrepreneurship Academy and Career Management Center (CMC).  The aim of this event is to match our talented students with emerging startup companies in a social and exciting environment.  With the attendance of startup entrepreneurs, immigration lawyers and IIT alum, we hope you can meet great people, get your questions answered and learn why it’s great to work at a startup company.  Special emphasis will be on immigration issues for foreign entrepreneurs and startup employees.   




AnnTrandai -

  • Vice Chair of Commercial Real Estate at Asian Real Estate Association of America (AREAA)
  • Principal/Broker/Owner at Trandai Realty
  • General Partner at New Asia & Associates
  • Board of Director at IL CCIM


Elizabeth Rompf Bruen -


  • Immigration Attorney at Scott D. Pollock & Associates 


Elizabeth Schwab, Psy.D. -


  • Assistant Professor at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology
  • Adjunct Faculty of Advancing Career and Education program, Stuart School of Business,Illinois Institute of Technology

Kasra Moshkani -


  • Co-Founder at HireBrite


Michael Brown -

  • Immigration Attorney at Clark Hill
  • Member of IIT Alumni Board of Director


Chris Motley -


  • Founder & CEO at Better Weekdays



Date: Tuesday, November 19, 2013


Time: 4:00pm - 7:00pm


Venue: IIT Main Campus, McCormick Tribune Campus Center (MTCC), Ballroom






4:00pm - 5:30pm: Social Hours: Get Connected to the Next Level


Students will meet startups who are interested in hiring them, and international students will learn where to go for immigration help. Entrepreneurs will meet prospective partners and hear the experience of others who have successfully worked with an immigrant cofounder.


5:30pm - 7:00pm: Panel Discussion: Working at A Startup and Immigration Issues


A panel of startup entrepreneurs, immigration lawyer, and hiring professionals will answer your questions related to the challenges of both domestic and international students working in the startup world.



To view more events during Global Entrepreneurship Week, please visit this link


Registration is $10 for early birds and $15 for walk-in students.  Business casual attire is recommended.  Spaces are limited so register now to confrim your spot!  This event is OPEN TO ALL!




Students / Youth
Entrepreneurs / Startups
  • When: 4:00 - 7:00pm
  • Start: 19 November 2013
  • End: 19 November 2013


3300 South Federal Street
60616 Chicago, IL

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