Providing educational networking opportunities for local technology CEOs is the goal of the CEO Roundtable, a quarterly event sponosred by the University of Illinois Research Park and EnterpriseWorks. The Daily Illini profiled the Feb. 13 event, which featured an excellent presentation by Spencer Wood and Christopher Pesch of Chicago law firm Polsinelli Shughart PC about the establishment of regulations for equity-based crowdfunding, which will enable entrepreneurs, start-ups, and small businesses to raise funds and gather investors. The SEC is anticipated to have rules in place for this new mechanism to raise capital in the next year.
CEO Roundtable is open to CEOs of any local technology company, regardless of affiliation with UIRP or EnterpriseWorks. To join our list, please contact Laura Frerichs (lfrerich@Illinois.edu).