Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital

EVC Co-Chairs

EVC Co-Chairs have both general and specific responsibilities. General responsibilities include group programming, working with the Polsky Center, developing opportunities for students, and building relationships with alumni.

Ian Connell

Ian Connell
Venture Capital Programming
Ask me about: VC recruiting, startups, and the Chicago startup ecosystem.

Prior to coming to Booth, Ian was the Vice President of a California based startup focusing on improving state and local government through SaaS program management solutions.  Mid 2012, Ian took a duel role as a summer associate at Kapor Capital working on early and seed-stage investments in the EduTech and Human Capital vertical and as a strategy intern for one of Kapor's portfolio companies UniversityNow Inc. Since moving to Chicago, Ian took a position as an associate with Hyde Park Venture Partners and Hyde Park Angels. Outside of work, Ian is involved with Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT), a nonprofit focusing on increasing the pipeline of under-represented groups in top universities. Ian received his undergraduate degree in economics and management from the University of California, Irvine. 

Tricia Felice

Tricia Felice
Entrepreneurship Programming and SeedCon
Ask me about: transitioning to startups, idea generation, media & entertainment, and social media marketing.

Tricia comes to Booth from Los Angeles, where she founded her own brand consulting company.  Prior to this, she worked as an account executive for BLT & Associates, a creative design agency specializing in advertising and marketing for movies and television.  She is currently working on two startups: Vintage, a consumer technology startup dedicated to capturing and archiving stories of senior citizens and D.Note, a social initiative focused on providing classroom supplies to children in underserved Chicago Public Schools.  She dreams of Cleveland sports teams winning any sort of championship and hopes to visit each location in the book "1000 Places to See Before You Die."

Lizzie Gay

Lizzie Gay
Venture Capital Investment Competition
Ask me about: PE/VC lab, NVC, getting an MBA along with your significant other, and fun things to do in Chicago.

Prior to Chicago Booth, Lizzie was a Trader at DRW Trading Group, working on everything from Asian futures to domestic High-Yield debt securities. In 2012, she spent her summer as a Fellow at StartUp Health, an accelerator for Health Tech entrepreneurs. Lizzie earned a Bachelor of Science in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, concentrating in Finance and Marketing. At Booth, she is focusing on Strategic Management and Entrepreneurship and is interested in venture capital in the health and wellness space, including everything that has to do with fitness, nutrition and preventative wellness.

Will Lee

Will Lee
Social Impact and Relationship Manager
Ask me about: finding a job at a startup, exploring a career in VC, work and life in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Will came to Booth with ten years of product development experience at Internet companies, including eBay, Wikia and BigTent. While at Booth, he co-founded Fund My Future, a nonprofit crowdfunding venture that helps low-income students afford college. Post-MBA, Will is interested in returning to the startup world through venture capital. Will graduated from Harvard with an A.B. in Computer Science. Will has finished five marathons, traveled abroad to four continents and appeared on three games of Jeopardy!

Felisha Liu

Felisha Liu
Entrepreneurship Programming and Treks
Ask me about: healthcare, business development, and teams.

Felisha is currently the co-founder and CEO of Serenity Sender, a virtual community for seniors to prevent loneliness, depression and cognitive decline by partnering with community supporters to provide senior-relevant programming. Prior to Booth, Felisha worked in healthcare strategy and non-profit consulting at Accenture. She received her undergraduate degree in healthcare management and policy from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

David London

David London
Entrepreneurship Programming and MBA Entrepreneur Summit
Ask me about: switching careers, working for a startup during school, starting your own biz with no experience, decelerating, and being old at business school.

David is a career-switcher and founded CoupleCircle, a platform for couples who are interested in expanding their social network, as soon as school began. He is passionate about entrepreneurship and uses all the amazing resources at Booth to support his adventure, as well as opportunities throughout the city of Chicago. Prior to joining the Booth community David worked in management consulting focused on the public sector and helped to open his company's State of Texas office. David is originally from New York and after graduating from Cornell University has lived in DC, San Francisco, and Austin before coming to Chicago.

Whitney Morgan

Whitney Morgan
Communications, Membership, Admission
Ask me about: recruiting for VC and startups, GNVC, and restaurants with the best desserts in Chicago.

Prior to coming to Booth, spent time in venture capital working on deals in the health IT and digital media industries. Before that she worked in cyber security engineering in classified environments in the Washington DC area. Whitney graduated from the University of Virginia with a B.S. in Systems & Information Engineering and has experience in systems analysis and business development for engineering, consumer, and design firms. Whitney has been published twice in the IEEE and is active on the Executive Committee of the Associate Board of the Brain Research Foundation. At Booth, she is working on startups in the financial tech, immersive video, and fashion sectors. She loves traveling, dumplings, sailing, and being a Redskins fan!

SeedCon

Premier EVC Conference
Featuring top entrepreneurs and investors sharing their stories of success.

Newsletter

Email to all EVC Members
Announce opportunities or events to EVC Members

Treks

Visit start ups and venture capitalists
Bond with classmates and make professional connections in San Francisco and New York City.