Ignite Lab Social Hour
Mar
14
5:30 PM17:30

Ignite Lab Social Hour

All Ignite Lab members are invited to the Ignite Lab Social Hour. Come meet other Loyola University Chicago students, faculty, and staff interested in entrepreneurship at an informal social gathering. We might even play a game or two. 

Meeting in Schreiber Center Room 1001

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Introduction to Customer Experience Mapping for Entrepreneurs
Nov
15
1:00 PM13:00

Introduction to Customer Experience Mapping for Entrepreneurs

“As competition and buyer empowerment compounds, customer experience itself is proving to be the only truly durable competitive advantage.” - Gartner Research

Ignite Lab is pleased to announce Highland Solutions will be coming to Loyola University Chicago’s Quinlan School of Business. Highland Solutions will talk to Ignite Lab members about how to improve a customer’s experience. Don’t miss this interactive workshop!

Customer Experience Mapping is a key practice for businesses to be able to truly understand what customers care about. The insights gained from this activity are critical to enable your organization to deliver exceptional in-person and digital experiences and succeed in the age of the customer.

Learn how these collaborative, creative activities can produce valuable Customer Experience Maps that will fuel your team's insight and innovation.

You’ll Learn:

  • How leading companies use customer experience as a critical competitive advantage

  • The building blocks of Customer Experience Mapping activities

  • How to introduce Customer Experience Mapping to your own organization

About Highland:

Highland Solutions is a customer experience firm with fierce commitment to keeping people at the center of our work. We use our skills in CX strategy, custom software development, and CRM implementation to help innovative leaders understand their customers and take smart risks. We love working with customer-centric and mission-driven organizations who want to adopt the principles of more disruptive businesses to take their impact to the next level.

Meeting in Schreiber Center Room 1001

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A Conversation with Betsy Ziegler
Nov
1
5:00 PM17:00

A Conversation with Betsy Ziegler

Ignite Lab and the Baumhart Center invite you to join us on November 1st for a special conversation with Betsy Ziegler.

Ziegler is the first female CEO of 1871, now the Number 1 ranked tech incubator in the world. Previous to 1871, Betsy was the Chief Innovation Officer at the Kellogg School of Management, responsible for portfolio innovation as well as integrating technology into the Kellogg educational experience. Prior to Kellogg, she served as a principal at McKinsey & Company, a leading management consulting firm. Alongside leading 1871, she is a member of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Board of Directors and an advisor and investor in many young technology companies.

The conversation with Ziegler will take in Beane Hall on the 13th floor of Lewis Towers at 111 E Pearson. The conversation will be intimate and interactive and allow you to ask questions and to share your insights.

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Project Management Workshop with Dr. Gezinus Hidding
Oct
22
4:30 PM16:30

Project Management Workshop with Dr. Gezinus Hidding

Ignite Lab welcomes Dr. Gezinus Hidding, an Associate Professor in the Quinlan School of Business. Dr. Hidding will conduct an interactive workshop on project management to allow Ignite Lab members to learn how to manage their entrepreneurial startups more effectively.

Learn more about Dr. Hidding here.

This event will be held in the Schreiber Center, Room 406.

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Alumni Unveiling of Ignite Lab
Oct
16
5:30 PM17:30

Alumni Unveiling of Ignite Lab

  • Wintrust Hall Schreiber Center 9th Floor (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Loyola University Chicago Alumni and Ignite Lab Members for an evening of networking and celebrating entrepreneurship at Loyola.

Ignite Lab is Loyola University Chicago's recently launched incubator to help students, staff, and faculty with their entrepreneurial dreams.

Ignite Lab startups are looking for mentors either with entrepreneurial experiences or work experience in specific industries. 

October 16 will be a special night to introduce Ignite Lab to Loyola Alumni. It will feature commentary from Kevin Willer, the Founding CEO of 1871 and current partner of Chicago Ventures, and then short presentations from two Ignite Lab Members. This will be followed by networking with light refreshments. The night’s full schedule is below.

o 5:30 - Open Networking

o 6:00 - Opening Remarks from Kevin Stevens, Dean of the Quinlan School of Business

o 6:05 - Kevin Willer Comments on the Chicago Startup Ecosystem

o 6:20 - Short Presentations from Two Ignite Lab Startups

o 6:35 - Call to Action from Dr. Ugur Uygur, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship

o 6:45 - Food, Drinks, and Networking

STUDENTS, please register here

ALUMNI, please register here

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1871 University Open House
Oct
8
5:00 PM17:00

1871 University Open House

1871 is where the doers, makers, and disruptors of tomorrow come to work hard, shape new technologies, and reset the boundaries of what's possible. Join us at our University Open House where you'll have the opportunity to tour the #1 ranked university-affiliated incubator in the world, learn about all the resources that can help you on your own startup journey, and of course mix and mingle with other likeminded students! Entrepreneurship is a lifestyle, so don't miss out on this awesome event that will springboard you into Chicago's innovation ecosystem.

Refreshments will be served!

Schedule:
o 5:00-5:30 p.m. Networking
o 5:30-5:45 p.m. Welcoming Remarks from 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler 
o 5:45-6:30 p.m. Tour of 1871 with your university reps

Please register here

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Ignite Lab Social Hour
Sep
28
4:00 PM16:00

Ignite Lab Social Hour

All Ignite Lab members are invited to the Ignite Lab Social Hour. Come meet other students, faculty, and staff interested in entrepreneurship at an informal social gathering. We might even play a game or two. 

This event will be held in Beane Hall, the 13th Floor of Lewis Towers

Please RSVP here

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