Tom Alexander, Coo Of Chicago's 1871 (Google For Entrepreneurs Speaker Series)

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Tom Alexander, Coo Of Chicago's 1871 (Google For Entrepreneurs Speaker Series)
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1871 Chicago is a powerhouse. Every day, Chicago's famous tech hub hosts hundreds of entrepreneurs and dozens of accelerator programs and investors at its 70,000-squre-foot space at the iconic Merchandise Mart. Just last year, they had on average of 4 events per day with nearly 10,000 visitors per month.

None of this has come about by accident. 1871 was the product of vision, community support and some Chicago-style muscle.

Come to the kickoff event for our Google for Entrepreneurs Speaker Series. We'll be talking to Tom Alexander, 1871's dynamic COO. He'll give us a peek inside 1871 and show us how Chicago does startups. There should be some great stories and takeaways for the Twin Cities.

This session will be ideal for entrepreneurs, ecosystem supporters, investors, community organizers, policy wonks and politicians. We'll have plenty of time for Q&A afterwards.

About Tom Alexander
Tom Alexander is chief operating officer for 1871, one of the largest technology incubators in the United States. His role includes operation of a facility that houses hundreds of startups, business development efforts focused on integrating 1871 into the Chicago technology economy, and external relations efforts with government and media partners.

About the Google for Entrepreneurs Speakers Series
As a Google for Entrepreneurs Tech Hub, we are tapped into an incredible global network of entrepreneurs, thinkers and leaders. Like the guy who single-handedly launched the Startup Weekend phenomenon. And a woman who runs a tech accelerator in war-torn Gaza. Or any of the folks running Google Campuses in places like Tel Aviv, London, Madrid and Seoul. We thought, “why not invite some of these people to stop by COCO and tell their stories?!”

These events will be informal, fireside chats in which we’ll not only hear some inspiring ideas, but learn all the ways entrepreneurship takes form around the world.
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