Chicago Ideas Week Profiles: Entrepreneurship: How I Did It

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Chicago Ideas Week is coming back once again, and the third time around we’re all hopefully more savvy about the event and what it offers. But nobody’s an expert, and nobody can possibly be expected to catch everything they’d want at the annual gathering of minds from multiple disciplines all over our city from Oct. 14 through Oct. 20. Inc. Here's some help.

The event: Entrepreneurship: How I Did It. This CIW event is happening Wednesday, Oct. 16 from 7:30 p.m. to 9 p.m. You can find it at the Cadillac Palace Theatre, located at 151 W. Randolph. Tickets are $15.

Who is speaking: Slava Rubin, co-founder and CEO of; Dan Gilbert, founder and chairman of Rock Ventures and QuickenLoans; and Barry Nalebuff, co-founder of Honest Tea are three of the six impressive speakers at this talk.

Why you should care: In some ways, it's self-explanatory. Success stories tend to be one of the best tools for learning how to do something correctly. And these entrepreneurs came up with some really cool, one-of-a-kind companies.


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