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  1. Week of September 3, 2015

    1. Thursday, September 3, 2015

      1. 5:30 pm


        Come hear from one of the fastest growing startups in Chicago, Uptake Technologies, that grew from 0-100 employees in 6 months.

        Uptake Technologies is a relatively new Chicago-based technology company tackling the world's hardest problems in the Industrial Internet of Things (IoT). Uptake is co-founded by Brad Keywell.

        Nick Nordeen is a Frontend Engineer at Uptake. Nick grew up in Chicago, and Colorado. Nick attended the University of Illinois - Champaign in 2014 and majored in computer science. He too, participated in the ITA test his junior year.  The best part about participating in the ITA test was being able to talk to all of the companies that attended the mixer in such a relaxed environment. Nick is proficient in Java, and JavaScript. In his spare time, he has been trying to explore Chicago because he just moved closer to the city and hasn't been able to spend a lot of time learning about it.


        Andrew Wenum is a user centered designer, creative technologist and entrepreneur. Andrew earned his undergraduate in MIS from Ohio University, Innovation Certificate from University of Pecs, and MA in New Media & Digital Studies from DePaul University. Andrew has worked across multiple industries on projects with Caterpillar, Firestone, ESPN, DePaul Athletics, and Corona Light - along with consulting for numerous tech startups and boutique brands. In 2012, he founded Grp21, a digital design consultancy, Illuzion Records, an electronic music label, and DESIGNATION, the world's first immersive digital design accelerator in Chicago. At Uptake he leads Uptake X, focusing on design and innovation for the Industrial Internet of Things.


        Brad Nicholas, is the Lead IoT Architect at Uptake. Brad is responsible for on-asset computing platforms and distributed computing solutions at Uptake, a Chicago-based Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) startup.   He has 4 patents awarded or pending and brings extensive engineering, product and general management experience at multiple startups and larger companies across several industries including automotive, consulting, internet applications and telecommunications.   Brad holds a degree in Electrical Engineering from Georgia Tech and an MBA from the University of Michigan.

        ITA Tech Challenge

        1404 Siebel Center

  2. Week of September 6, 2015

    1. Monday, September 7, 2015

      1. All DayThinkChicago Applications Due
    2. Tuesday, September 8, 2015

      1. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSocialFuse

        141 Loomis Auditorium & Atrium; 1110 West Green St, Urbana

    3. Wednesday, September 9, 2015

      1. 4:00 pm

        Dr. Paolo Pirjanian

        Chief Technology Officer, iROBOT

        Robotics and Entrepreneurship

        CSL Auditorium [B02]

  3. Week of October 4, 2015

    1. Thursday, October 8, 2015

      1. 8:30 am - 5:00 pmShare the Vision
  4. Week of October 11, 2015

    1. Thursday, October 15, 2015

      1. All DayThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week
    2. Friday, October 16, 2015

      1. All DayThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week
    3. Saturday, October 17, 2015

      1. All DayThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week

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