Built In Chicago Announces Advisory Board and Growth Plans Six prominent entrepreneurs will guide Built In Chicago on an ambitious growth strategy, as the online community, recently named one of "The Best Organizations for Entrepreneurs" by Forbes, seeks to bring its mission of connecting, educating and promoting digital entrepreneurs to other cities

CHICAGO, Dec. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Built In Chicago (http://www.builtinchicago.com) has formed an advisory board to support aggressive expansion plans. With the announcement, Built In CEO Maria Christopoulos Katris states all six board members are highly successful digital technology leaders who share a collective commitment to support the Built In Chicago mission.

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The Advisory Board

  • Board Chair, Matt Moog (Founder, Built In Chicago and Founder & CEO, Viewpoints)
  • Troy Henikoff (Co-Founder & CEO, Excelerate Labs)
  • Eric Lunt (CTO, BrightTag and Co-Founder & Former CTO, Feedburner)
  • Matt McCall (Partner, New World Ventures)
  • Howard Tullman (Founder & CEO, Tribeca Flashpoint Academy)
  • Sam Yagan (CEO, Match, Inc., and Co-Founder, Excelerate Labs)

As a direct result of the success of Built In Chicago, Built In announced the launch of new sites in Denver (http://www.builtindenver.com) and Los Angeles (www.builtinla.com (coming soon)).

"We have partnered with some awesome entrepreneurs to launch both of these sites and are thrilled they've agreed to join the Built In movement and build their respective digital communities," said CEO Maria Katris. "We look forward to supporting more great digital startup success stories, like those coming out of Chicago."

"The formation of the advisory board is an important milestone in the growth of both Built In Chicago and our digital community," said Founder Matt Moog. "As we expand in Chicago and around the country, it's gratifying to know that the Chicago community has helped to launch a successful startup that will serve as a catalyst for a global entrepreneurial movement in cities around the world."

Built In Chicago is an online community for digital entrepreneurs and innovators. In less than two years, the startup has positioned Chicago as a leading center for digital technology innovation. Founded by Matt Moog in 2010, the site currently has 11,000+ registered members and receives over 65,000 visits/month. Built In Chicago hosts a job board, publishes data on the digital tech sector, organizes monthly events to showcase new startups, quarterly events with the top 100 CEOs, an annual awards show called The Moxie Awards and an annual Design Conference. 

Contact: Maria Christopoulos Katris, (312-447-6119)

 

SOURCE Built In Chicago



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