Did you enjoy? Your honest feedback on this year’s Meet-Ups is here.
“Really enjoyed the event. Favorite part of the event was hearing the different companies present their businesses. Thought it was a good idea for everyone to briefly introduce themselves, so that we all had some perspective on one another. Thanks for getting the industry guys to come to the event…. Thanks again, and hopefully there will be more events that I am able to attend…”
Ryan Kantor, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
“Thank you for holding the 1871 meetup this friday! I had a real good time seeing what an entrepreneur environment was like. It was fun, dynamic, friendly, and full of hard working people…”
Henri Idrovo, IIT Armour Electrical and Computer Engineering
“…I really like these events and I also got some thoughts and questions to share with.
Being the only Chinese student yesterday was totally an interesting experience to me. I mean that situation should be what I had expected before I came here, but I felt a little strange because I found it was a little bit hard for me to join others. I felt I’m so unfamiliar with the business world here. The brands, firms, and names people mentioned were not easy as well, I had to try my best to focus and catch others, and sometimes failed. It’s kind of being like an outsider, fortunately my listening skill might be improved .
Another thing is that I was surprised that everyone, except me, has a huge enthusiasm in entrepreneurship no matter which grade they are in. It’s an extreme different way of thinking from what I had experienced in the last 22 years. But I enjoy encountering with new things. So, I hope I could be more evolved in this kind of event.
Last is about my questions and problems. I feel I got trouble to open or continue a discussion, it seemed that I couldn’t contribute to the topic. And when people came in to introduce their business and give the idea about what kind of partner they are looking for, I couldn’t figure out what I am able to do. But at least I found financial modeling is somewhat be used in lots of areas. So, could you give me some advises on what shall I do the next time in the same or alike situations, what should be prepared to get involved and if I wanted to do some working in financial modeling, how could I improve my skills and really be helpful in the future?…”
Yuan Li, IIT Stuart MS Finance
“…I have really enjoyed the last two meet ups and I cannot wait for the next one…”
Keenan Daniels, IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law
“When I was invited to this event I didn’t know what to expect, when I arrived I felt very comfortable and welcome. we had a quick introduction and got to know everyone in the room, we then went on to learn about how 1871 was born and how it operates. explanation was brief and to the point and the tour was amazing! we even got to meet a few of the start-ups and hear about what they’re doing and which stage they’re on in the program. I personally got to talk to 2 start ups (raise5 and pangea) that are seeking help with marketing and am now looking for ways to get involved myself and hopefully get more friends involved as well.
-Thank you for this opportunity!”
Yoni Pruzansky, IIT Stuart School of Business
“…I think having a meet-up at 1871 is really worth it. It was one of the best Knapp Center Meet-Up events I have been to and I think we should keep this up at least once a semester.”
Raghuveer Cumar, IIT Stuart School of Business