Wharton/Penn CEOs & Chestnut Street Ventures Share Secrets of Raising Capital ... Over a Beer

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Thursday, October 4, 2018
6:00pm— 9:00pm
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Moody Tongue Brewery
2136 S Peoria St
Chicago, IL 60608
United States
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Join three Wharton/Penn chief executives as they candidly share their winning secrets to raise growth capital while enjoying a beer in a yet another, successful Wharton-owned business - Moody Tongue Brewery. Open bar with sandwich boards and dessert included!

Panel consists of:

Dee M. Robinson
Founder and CEO of Robinson Hill, Inc.
Dee Robinson is the founder and CEO of Robinson Hill, Inc., a concessions management firm based in Chicago with locations in non-traditional venues focusing on airports. The company owns and operates a range of licenses and franchises such as Ben and Jerry’s at Chicago’s Navy Pier and Midway Airport, Lebanese Taverna Mediterranean at Reagan National Airport, and Einstein’s Bros Bagels at both Loyola Medical Center and Hyatt Place Hotel in Chicago.

Read more about Dee here.

Tom Schmidt
Owner, Schmidt Law Firm, PLLC
Member, Ticker Tape Investments, LLC
A native of Houston, Tom Schmidt received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science/International Politics from the University of Pennsylvania. He is also an Honors graduate of the University of Texas School of Law, where he served as an Associate Editor of the Texas Law Review. Tom has been investing in and founding private companies for 17 years. In his law practice, he represents clients in investor, shareholder, and partnership disputes, so he has extensive experience looking at deals and the way they can go wrong. Mr. Schmidt currently serves as general counsel and a director of several companies.

Gail Ball
Founder and Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures
Wharton Alumna Gail Gilbert Ball is the Founder and Managing Partner of Chestnut Street Ventures, a University of Pennsylvania private, for-profit alumni venture fund that invests in Penn alum-led companies.

Read more about Gail here.


 Thursday, October 4th
Registration Deadline: Tuesday, October 2nd
Time: 6:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m
6:00 - 6:30pm - Event Check-In / Name Badge Pick-up
6:30 - 7:00pm - Welcome Toast / Networking / Cocktails / Apps
7:00 - 8:00pm - Panel Discussion
8:00 - 8:30pm - Networking / Cocktails / Cake
Location: Moody Tongue Brewery, 2136 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60608

Wharton Club members and their guests: $30/person
Non-members: $45/person

Thank you to Jeremy Cohn and Jared Rouben for graciously supporting the Penn and Wharton Clubs of Chicago!

About Moody Tongue Brewery:
Fellow Penn Alumni and entrepreneur, Jeremy Cohn, and his cousin, classically trained chef, Jared Rouben, have combined forces to create Moody Tongue Brewery. Moody Tongue is ushering in a new era of refined drinking with what brew master Jared Rouben calls culinary brewing—a technique hewn from his time spent in the kitchen of two-Michelin-starred restaurants that incorporates the flavor profiles of food into his beers. “Moody Tongue” conveys the idea of a discerning palate, someone who’s concerned about what they eat and drink.

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Moody Tongue Brewery

2136 S Peoria St, Chicago, IL 60608, United States,
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