Startup Bootcamp

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It's been said that the future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. If you're sitting on an awesome business idea without knowing how to make it work, get your head out of the clouds and into Startup Bootcamp.

You can think of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd founders Stella Fayman and Tim Jahn as those peer mentors who showed you around your first few weeks of high school (except, less awkward and without braces). They know the ropes, because they've been there, having both successfully started their own businesses. They'll cover the top-to-bottom basics of initiating into the startup world, including: qualifying business ideas, Lean Startup methodology and cutting edge online marketing techniques. Get acquainted to the language of the startup realm, gather a host of helpful resources, and walk away with a solid foundation upon which to build your very own startup.

Stella Fayman

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Stella Fayman is a serial entrepreneur based in Chicago. She was a founding member of FeeFighters, a payments startup recently acquired by Groupon. She is also cofounder of Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, a media and events company focused on inspiring entrepreneurs. Stella volunteers for Future Founders, teaching underprivileged high school students how to start their own businesses. Currently, Stella is learning Ruby on Rails through Code Academy and working on her next startup.

As a developer in the Chicago tech community, Tim Jahn has made his mark interviewing hundreds of entrepreneurs from all over the world. He’s written about startups and entrepreneurship for MSN, Fox Business, The Huffington Post, American Express OPEN Forum, and Crain’s Chicago Business.Tim supports youth entrepreneurship as a member of the Young Entrepreneur Council and was previously a director of the Ignite Chicago event series.

Together, Tim & Stella host the unique event series, Entrepreneurs Unpluggd, which brings together community entrepreneurs in intimate settings to network, experience and learn.