Lightbank Showcases Portfolio During First ‘Innovation Day’

CHICAGOLightbank, an early-stage venture capital firm investing in disruptive technology, kicked off its first ‘Innovation Day’ to more than a hundred guests.

Many of those who attended the six-hour event remained for the day-long agenda at City Winery, in the West Loop. Lightbank showcased more than a dozen speakers ― many of them founders of Lightbank portfolio companies, as well as representatives from various local established corporations.

Ramon DeLeon, media guru for Domino’s, was a crowd favorite. DeLeon offered an animated talk about the social media strategies used by the pizza company to engage its customers. Other speakers included: Gian Fulgoni, founder of comScore; Joe Coleman and Shane Snow, founders of Contently; J. Schwan, founder of Solstice Mobile; Lawrence Coburn, founder of DoubleDutch; Justyn Howard, founder of Sprout Social; Vip Sandhir, founder of HighGround; Beatrice Grech-Cumbo, Talent Practice Leader at Aon Hewitt; Jason Stulberg, COO of Fooda; Jai Shekhawat, founder of Fieldglass; Morgan Lynch, founder of Needle; Matt Cooper, VP of Enterprise at oDesk; Pete Kazanjy, founder of TalentBin; and Brad Keywell, co-founder of Lightbank.

Afterwards, three bright red trolleys wheeled guests to Lightbank’s new headquarters, just across the hall from the firm’s former smaller office space at 600 N. Chicago Avenue in River North. ❒

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