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Spots are now open to meet with our next EIR, Dave Burns.

The Entrepreneur-In-Residence (EIR) is a program providing Northwestern students with the opportunity to receive coaching, networking, and overall guidance from alumni and friends of the University involved in the global entrepreneurial ecosystem. EIRs can be entrepreneurs within startups or successful companies, angel and venture investors, or innovators who are driving new change within large, established companies.

The program is designed to give students the opportunity to start conversations with EIRs. Initial meetings may evolve into ongoing relationships, depending on mutual interest of the student and the EIR. EIRs usually maintain very full schedules, but may be open to ongoing mentorship and discussions.

EIR office hours take place in the Farley Center on designated days throughout the quarter. Students must apply online for 30-minute appointments with the EIR. Check the Farley website and Twitter account for updates on the EIR schedule each quarter.

Our Next EIR:
Dave Burns of Lake Bluff Brewing Co., Friday, April 28, 2017, from 10:00 - 1:00 PM
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Past EIRs:

• Michael Walsh (Quotient Technology Inc.), Fall 2016

• Don Parsons, Spring 2016

• Bret Maxwell, Spring 2015

• Tania Nield, Fall 2015

• Dieter Marlovics, Fall 2015

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