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Michael Decklever is a Senior Implementation Coach in McKinsey’s Chicago Office, where he is dedicated to the Marketing and Sales practice and is aligned with the pharmaceutical and medical products sector. In this talk, Decklever will cover how to understand the healthcare market, what is important to providers, and how that could affect decisions for startups. Lunch will be served.


You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy our Summer Camp-themed Fire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour. Drinks, appetizers, and s’mores will be served. Activities will be available for the whole family. Beverages will be sponsored by Bud Lab.


To tell memorable stories, you have to think like a storyteller. Great storytellers can find, develop, and tell well-evidenced stories about organizational challenges and successes that build trust and communicate effectively to stakeholders. This presentation will briefly cover:
· What storytelling is (and is not) and the importance of trust.
· How to find stories to tell, and what’s easier and harder to tell effectively in the form of a story.
· Ways to involve stakeholders in sharing stories.
· How storytelling thinking helps support skillful listening.


New Venture Challenge Finals

When: Thursday, June 1, 2016  |  8:30 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. | Bus will leave from UIUC for Chicago at 7:30 a.m.

Where: Charles M. Harper Center, Room C-25, Concourse Level, and Room 104 for overflow seating (5807 S. Woodlawn Ave., Chicago)

Who Should Attend: Open to the public

Hosted By: Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Join us for the finals of the New Venture Challenge (NVC). Throughout the day, the NVC finalists will present to a panel of judges comprising of top investors, entrepreneurs, and others. Prizes – which include cash prizes and in-kind services, such as legal and professional consulting services, and office space – have helped past NVC winners like GrubHub, Braintree, and Base CRM grow into successful businesses. 

Apply to attend: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/4092218 


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