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Improv For [Aspiring] Entrepreneurs: Creative Tools For Success and Action!

Monday, May 6, 2013, 6:00 PM until 9:00 PM
Gleacher Center of U. of Chicago Booth School of Business Room 600
450 North Cityfront Plaza
Chicago, IL  60611
Emil Koulov
evening programs at Gleacher
Registration is required
Payment In Advance Only
1. Select correct registrant category for the proper fee
2. No credit cards at door, only cash and checks (see below)
3. Dress code: business casual

Please register early!

Walk-ins are welcome!
Admission fee at the door, if not pre-registered:
Booth affiliation- $35.00
General public- $40.00

Registration: is Required for the preferential fee (at door is much higher, see above)
Payment: Payment in Advance only for preferential fee (see below)
Cancellation: before May 3rd, at 8am (have to place the catering order by that day)

Actual Registration is available until the day before the event: Sunday, May 5th
Registration Deadline (May 1st) is for the early bird discount of $5.
Improv for Entrepreneurs: Creative Tools for Success and Action!
A. For Aspiring Entrepreneurs: Are you thinking about starting your own business?  This workshop will help you break through what is stopping you and arm you with tools to get you into action, to realize your entrepreneurial dreams.

B. For Current Entrepreneurs: This workshop will help you learn how to leverage your creativity to navigate any situation you face in your start-up business.

Guided by Jennifer and Dana (see below), you will explore how to free up "analysis paralysis"-- the pressure of just being right -- through improvisational techniques.

"There's a misconception in business and life: You have to be 100% correct, 100% of the time, whereas, the truth is, you have to be 100% correct about 10% of the time."
-Robert Kulhan, Assistant Professor, Duke University's Fuqua School of Business

Special Bonus: Register by May 5th and you will be entered to win a complimentary one-hour coaching session with Jennifer Alexander.  The winner will be announced at the workshop, Monday evening - you must be present to accept.


6:00pm-  Arrival and Purposeful Networking
                 facilitated by .com!
                 Minimize Randomness, Maximize  Preciseness of your connections!
                 Networking Registration coming soon!
                 (please be punctual with your arrival !! )

6:45pm-  Improv for Entrepreneurs:

                 1. Through active participation in guided
                      improvisational exercises
, you will learn how
                      to listen more actively, think quicker, and be
                      more creative
with taking ideas in your business
                      further than imagined.

                 2. Through a live demonstration, you will learn
                      how to create new perspectives and
                      discover hidden insights in areas where
                      you feel stopped or stuck in your business or
                      entrepreneurial idea.

                3. Take-aways, as your Road Map
                    - review framework and tools for
                       leveraging improvisational flow to
                       navigate any aspect of a business

                 Presenters (see below for bios):
                 Jennifer Alexander (MBA '08) and
                 Dana Bernadine
8:15pm-  Back by popular Demand--> Open Mic!
                  Pitch your Company or Initiative!
                  Tell us about whom you met!
                  We give you the Mic to express yourself

Presenters Bios:

  Jennifer Alexander (MBA '08) is an Entrepreneur, Business Coach, and Actor.
After working in hedge funds and management consulting, she leaped into the unknown to follow her
calling toward creative expression and helping others. She now spends her days working on
businesses that she loves and is passionate about inspiring others to do the same.

  Dana Bernadine is a professional improviser, comedy writer, and producer.
She is an alumna of The Second City Writing Program and Conservatory, with a background
in Marketing and Advertising.

Light appetizers and one drink are included on us! Cash bar, all the time.

Hosted by your @CBERTD Chairs: Emil Koulov and Enrique Posse