Entrepreneurship is a lot like the annual Nickelodeon's Kids' Choice Awards -- sometimes you get covered in slime, and sometimes you don't.
There’s a lot of false positivity pushed around the entrepreneurial community, and I won’t say it’s necessarily a bad thing, but it is a false thing. Sometimes running your own business is tough. You want to quit. You don’t think you’ll be a success. You forget why you’re doing it and wonder if you should just go back to having a regular job again.
This is where the Inspire Business Club’s event is great. It “gives Chicago’s top early-stage startups the opportunity to showcase... to 50+ techies and investors.” It’s got networking, pitching and free parking. Heck, you should go for the free parking alone, probably.
It takes place April 4 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Inspire Business Center, located at 1016 W. Jackson Blvd. You can read more about it and register for it here.
David Wolinsky is a freelance writer and a lifelong Chicagoan. In addition to currently serving as an interviewer-writer for Adult Swim, he's also a comedy-writing instructor for Second City and an adjunct professor in DePaul’s College of Computing and Digital Media. He was the Chicago city editor for The Onion A.V. Club where he provided in-depth daily coverage of this city's bustling arts/entertainment scene for half a decade. His first career aspirations were to be a game-show host.