June 12, 2018 Alert

Hi all,

Below are this week’s alerts for the Investment Network.  Enjoy! 

This Issue’s Topics:

  • FREE Webinar: Social Jack™: M&A Gamechanger – New Tools to Increase Deal Flow and Success Fees – Featuring Pete Christman
  • ACG Chicago NextGen Leaders’ Summer Social
  • FIA: 18th Annual Chicago Summer Outing
  • FREE: SAVE THE DATE: Investment Network’s Happy Hour
  • The Innovators Pavilion of FIA’s Annual Futures and Options Expo – Call for Innovators

Events

FREE Webinar: Social Jack™: M&A Gamechanger – New Tools to Increase Deal Flow and Success Fees – Featuring Pete Christman
Thursday, July 12, 2018 2:00-3:00 PM

We will hear from Pete Christman, who has guided more than 200 business sales that yielded $5 million to $150 million in value for his clients. 

Join us for this complimentary webinar to learn the new techniques for using LinkedIn and some scoring tools to find the deals that are right for you. We will show you how to find new referrals, how to know what they need and how to score and qualify those referrals before you even contact them.

This webinar is ideal for:

  • Accountants & Attorneys
  • M&A Professionals
  • Financial & Wealth Advisors
  • Private Equity and Bankers
  • Professionals seeking business owners

You will learn how to…

  • Find qualified business owners/leaders
  • Search referrals by industry/location/title
  • Attract businesses needing your service
  • Generate qualified referrals
  • Easily score and qualify referrals

BONUS ONE:  ALL attendees will receive 5 qualified business owner leads, targeted by industry, location, and size. BONUS TWO: We will also show you LinkedIn features just released in the last 30 days to make this process even easier.

For more information/to register, click here.

ACG Chicago NextGen Leaders’ Summer Social
Thursday, August 2, 2018, 5:00-7:00 PM
Aba, in Chicago’s historic Fulton Market District, 302 N. Green St., 3rd Flr., Chicago, IL

ACG Chicago is a leader in the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG) global network of over 14,500 professionals. The ACG Chicago mission is to be the premier network of leading authorities on corporate growth.

1,000 foremost authorities in their fields comprise this diverse and knowledgeable Chicago network of corporate executives, capital sources, corporate advisors and service providers.  The Board of 20 dedicated members along with almost 100 other committee members focus on the needs of these professionals to build unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal-making, personal growth and professional development.  

ACG Chicago engages its members through unparalleled opportunities for networking, deal making, personal growth, and professional development.

ACG Chicago continues to expand its prominence by developing a relevant brand in the business community, by growing and promoting its diverse membership, by presenting strong educational programs in person and electronically, and through unique access to industry leaders, financing and expertise.

To register, click here.

FIA: 18th Annual Chicago Summer Outing
Wednesday, August 8, 2018, 5:30 PM until the game ends (game time 7:05 PM)
Upper Deck Terrace Suite at Guaranteed Rate Field, 333 W 35th Street, Chicago, IL

The FIA Operations Americas Division will be hosting its 18th Annual Chicago Summer Outing on August 8, 2018. Enjoy dinner, drinks and the Chicago White Sox vs. the New York Yankees with fellow division members. Registration closes July 30th – register now to secure your ticket!

For more information, click here.

FREE: SAVE THE DATE: Investment Network’s Happy Hour
Thursday, September 20, 2018, 5:30-7:00 PM
Trading Technologies Tech Tap, 222 S Riverside Plaza #1100 (near corner of Canal and Adams), Chicago, IL

Save the date for our next networking event in September.  Hosted by Trading Technologies, it is shaping up to be a fun evening for Investment Network members with good company, food and a variety of drinks.  Beers are on draft and the conversations will be flowing.

Be on the lookout for your invitation!

The Innovators Pavilion of FIA’s Annual Futures and Options Expo – Call for Innovators
October 17-18, 2018; Application submissions due August 8, 2018
Hilton Chicago

The Innovators Pavilion is an integral part of FIA’s annual Futures and Options Expo, the cleared derivatives industry’s most widely-attended event. Now in its 34th year, Expo draws approximately 4,500 participants to Chicago and provides an exhibition space for more than 130 vendors. 

Since 2015, FIA has featured 57 fintech startups in the Innovators Pavilion that harness innovation and entrepreneurship in financial markets technology. A panel of industry experts from venture capital companies and FIA member firms selected these companies through a competitive application process. In 2016, FIA added an additional level to the competition, organizing a ‘Meet the Innovators’ pitch contest where five startups vied for the title ‘FIA Expo Innovator of the Year.’ Money.net won the FIA Expo Innovator of the Year in 2016 and TellusLabs won in 2017.

Fintech startups are encouraged to apply to be featured in the Innovators Pavilion at Expo 2018! Selected companies will be given a TechPod on the Expo show floor to display their products and services on October 17 and 18 in Chicago. There is no cost to participate in this program. FIA also will host a “Meet the Innovators” competition to spotlight the five most exciting companies within the Pavilion. The winner of this competition will receive marketing support, cash and other resources worth more than $20,000.

Who should apply: Companies that have been in business for five years or less that offer innovative products and services relevant to the futures, options and cleared swaps industry. Eligibility is limited to companies that have not previously participated in the FIA Innovators Pavilion.

When to apply: The FIA Innovators Pavilion Selection Committee is accepting applications now through August 8.  Space is limited and applications will be approved on a rolling basis until the Pavilion is full.

What is included:

  • Access to more than 4,500 Expo delegates from exchanges, trading firms, brokerage firms, and service providers from around the world.
  • An Expo “TechPod” that includes a flat screen monitor and internet access.
  • Media exposure through press releases, social media, website features, and access to media partners.
  • A FIA Innovator Award.

To apply, click here.

Best regards,

Nicole, Hank, Jennifer, Conor, Andy and Tom

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