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The Chicago Booth Entrepreneurial Roundtable provides educational programs and seminars for business owners and their advisers as well as those who are interested in acquiring or starting a business. Founded more than 25 years ago for the alumni of the Chicago Booth School of Business (formerly, 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. Attendance fees for these professional events are quite modest. 

  • 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. 
We meet in 2 locations:
Our suburban programs are currently held at IIT's Rice Campus, 201 East Loop Road, Wheaton IL 60187-8489. Click here for map
--Evening programs are the third Monday of each month.
--Lead Booth alum volunteer is Greg Gocek, who is also the Entrepreneurial Roundtable's chairman.
--Advance on-line registration & payment is strongly encouraged. We can usually accommodate walk-ins.
--Walk-ins, please note: payments must be by cash or check (we can not take credit cards at the door)
--Networking begins at 6:30pm with light hors d'oeuvres
--The formal program begins at 7pm and ends about 8:45pm


Our downtown programs are held at University of Chicago's Gleacher Center, 450 N. Cityfront Plaza Drive, Chicago IL 60611.
--Programs are scheduled periodically, about 4-5 per year.
--Lead Booth alum volunteer is Emil Koulov.
--Because of space constraints, advance on-line registration & payment is required.
To access free videos of many past Roundtable programs, click on "Event Podcasts." Special thanks to Lambert Smith and Stone Cliff Productions for providing the videos.  For info on Stone Cliff Productions, go to  You can also click on the "Events - Recent" tab to find links to the videos AND the and Power Point slides and still images for various events.

Thank you for your interest in the Entrepreneurial Roundtable.  We welcome your participation and your ideas!