Feeding the Influencer
General Assembly @ The Hatchery—Feeding the Influencer: Driving Food & Beverage Sales with Influencer Marketing The Hatchery Chicago teamed up with General Assembly to put on a great event on influencer marketing for food and beverage brands. Very interesting to hear from brands such as Simple Mills and food bloggers / influencers how this is put into practice as seems …
New Home for CompanyFirst
Proud to announce that CompanyFirst has a new “home” at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC) / The Hatchery Chicago…very excited for our new digs and the chance to be closer to / a part of these wonderful organizations that have done so much to help emerging consumer brands and entrepreneurs! Here is our new address: 2041 West Carroll …
“Give Work” by Leila Janah
So proud of our friend Leila Janah (Founder and CEO of CompanyFirst portfolio company LXMI) for all the work she has done…if you are looking for a great book to read and an amazing story, highly recommend picking up a copy of her new book “Give Work” (www.givework.org).
Chicago Booth SeedCon
Honored to be on one of the panels at SeedCon, Chicago Booth’s annual entrepreneurship and venture capital conference hosted by the Chicago Booth Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Student Group (EVC) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
LXMI CEO on Fortune “40 Under 40” List
Congrats to Leila Janah (founder and CEO of CompanyFirst portfolio company LXMI) on being named to the Fortune “40 Under 40” list!
2017 Polsky Accelerator Demo Day
We were honored to be able to help out as a judge for the Chicago Booth 2017 Polsky Accelerator Demo Day…what an awesome group of companies! Article: Three Teams Take Home Prizes in Polsky Accelerator Demo Day
Expanded Role for Booth Prof. Deutsch
Congrats to Professor Waverly Deutsch for expanded role as Academic Director of University-Wide Entrepreneurship Content across the University of Chicago! As Entrepreneurship at UChicago Picks Up, Booth Prof Takes on Organizing Role
Investment in LXMI
We are proud to announce that CompanyFirst has made an investment in LXMI. So excited to be working with Leila Janah and her team to help build this awesome brand with such amazing products and a social mission to give work and help lift people out of poverty!
Chicago Booth 2017 New Venture Challenge Winners
The finals were held for the 2017 Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge and the results are in. Congrats to ALL the participants and winners of this year’s competition…each year the field just gets more and more impressive! Special shout out to my friends at Ezza (presenting in picture above) who won third place and took home $75,000! Very proud to …
Mary Scarpulla Joins CompanyFirst Team
- June 1, 2017
We would like to welcome Mary Scarpulla to the CompanyFirst Team. Mary’s experience spans strategy consulting, general management, and finance including roles at Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, and Merrill Lynch. Mary graduated from Northwestern University with a BA in Economics and is currently in the process of getting her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Welcome to …