S2:E9 KARA ZUCKER, NATIONAL PROGRAM DIRECTOR FOR MONEYTHINK
Literacy is a large topic in America. Usually when we talk about literacy we refer to technological and literary literacy, but what about financial? It's never too early to teach our children about the responsibility of money and finances. Known as the "Instagram of money" the MoneyThink app is really changing the way kids think about their money. PLEASE VISIT http://moneythink.org Read More
Grant Niksereshet and Chester Hsieh, Masters Student's at the Illinois Institue of Technology sit down with Adam Hecktman to discuss some of the tough challenges surrouding the Great Lakes. They are currently working on a solution to track Lake Erie's toxic algae problem. PLEASE VISIT http://web.iit.edu Read More
S2:E5 CHRIS FOREMAN, CEO OF NORTH AMERICA AT AVEPOINT
Collaboration and the sharing of ideas is a big part of business and no one knows that better than Chris Foreman, CEO of North America at AvePoint. In this episode of Big Shoulders, Chris will discuss how his company helps facilitate collaboration through their software. PLEASE VISIT http://www.avepoint.com Read More
Katherine Darnstadt is the Founder and Principal Architect at Latent Design which is a Chicago based design firm working at the intersection of architecture and community development to create social, economic and environmental impact beyond the building. They use design as a tool to make the invisible forces impacting a project at local and global levels; policy, culture, climate, economy, visible through architecture. PLEASE VISIT http://www.latentdesign.net/ Read More
Katie Olson is the Director of Program Design at UI LABS which is an independent not-for-profit research, training, and commercialization center based in Chicago, designed to bring together top-flight academic leaders and students with leading businesses in innovative academic-industry partnerships that pair cutting-edge research with real commercial applications. PLEASE VISIT http://www.uilabs.org/ Read More
S2:E7 OLATUNJI OBOI REED, CO-FOUNDER OF SLOW ROLL CHICAGO
When walking through the city of Chicago, one always notices racks of rentable bikes, street lights for bicycles, and even bike lanes on the road. Biking is part of Chicago and an easy way to get around the city. What most don't realize is just how therapeutic it can be. Olatunji Oboi Reed, Co-Founder of Slow Roll Chicago, sat down with Adam to discuss just how his company has brought communities together. PLEASE VISIT http://www.slowrollchicago.org Read More
Neal Sales-Griffin is the CEO at CodeNow which is a nonprofit focused on teaching underrepresented high school students computer programming, through free, extra- curricular, off-campus trainings. Their goal is to lower the barriers normally associated with technology by giving students exposure to programming at an early age when they are beginning to explore their options. PLEASE VISIT https://www.codenow.org/ Read More
S2:E8 HOWARD TULLMAN, CEO OF 1871
Chicago based incubator, 1871 had an eventful year. Hosting over 1,000 events, a former president, and several current presidential candidates, 1871 has made itself a house hold name. Keep watching to find out what Howard Tullman has in store for the incubator in 2016. PLEASE VISIT http://www.1871.com Read More
S2:E6 TOM BUNTING, DATA ASSOCIATE AT INGENUITY
It's not a secret that CPS has struggled with money due to low state funding. To compensate, many schools have cut programs or lessened the use of the arts. To help combat the drop of art, music, ect. classes, Ingenuity has started doing research. Listen as Adam sits down with Data Associate, Tom Bunting to discuss the not-for-profit work Ingenuity does. Non-profit, working in partnerhsip to track and share arts education data, PLEASE VISIT http://www.ingenuity-inc.org Read More
Haven Allen is the Executive Director at mHUB which is a non-profit organization that exists to ensure that Chicago and Heartland’s manufacturing industry continues to accelerate, grow and thrive. They are best known for being Chicago’s first innovation center focused on physical product development and manufacturing. PLEASE VISIT https://mhubchicago.com/ Read More

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