Uncovering the Path from Idea to MVP and Beyond

Thursday, October 3, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM (CDT) Chicago, IL

Don't let your idea fade away on the napkin you drew it on. But how do you start to make your idea come to life? How do you even start to build a product without any technical knowledge? What should you do or not do?

Learn from Jill Salzman of Founding Moms and Jimmy Odom of WeDeliver on how they crafted their idea to a minimum viable product to their success today. How they did it, their thought process and their inspiration to get it done.


6:00pm - 7:00pm - Networking, Food & Drink

7:00pm - 8:00pm - Entrepreneur Interviews

8:00pm - 8:30pm - Networking

Where: Capital One Cafe, 21 E. Chestnut Chicago, IL 60611

About our Guest Entrepreneurs:

Jill Salzman
Jill Salzman - Founding Moms & The Founding Kit, Founder

Jill Salzman is currently growing her third entrepreneurial venture, The Founding Moms, the world’s first and only kid-friendly collective of monthly meetups for mom entrepreneurs that was just named a Top 10 Website for Women Entrepreneurs in 2013 by Forbes. (She also just launched her fourth, The Founding Kit which helps startups get started.)

A graduate of Brown University and law school, she started a music management firm and then launched a baby jewelry company before creating her current venture. Jill has been featured in national media outlets including People Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, Daily Candy Kids, NBC5 and WGN TV. She is the author of Found It: A Field Guide for Mom Entrepreneurs, a columnist for NBC Chicago, and she gave her own TED talk on 11/11/11. In her spare time, Jill enjoys kloofing, baking, and erasing her daughters’ crayon artwork from the kitchen walls.

Jimmy Odom
Jimmy Odom - WeDeliver, Founder and CEO

After nearly 5 years in leadership at Apple retail, Jimmy learned the craft of developing the customer experience Apple retail is known for. Prior to Apple, he gained his logistics chops managing the dispatch center for emergency medical care for the South Chicago region of Illinois. Having owned and operated his own gourmet pizza delivery service, in addition to launching several other startups Jimmy challenges himself by studying diverse subject matters including film production (Columbia College Chicago), culinary arts (Le Cordon Bleu Chicago) and most recently web development (Starter League).

Now as Founder and CEO of WeDeliver Jimmy is responsible for executing the vision and business development of WeDeliver. Along with being a serial entrepreneur at heart, his mission is to build a brand whose primary focus is to create more transformational experiences rather than transactional ones.