For the third year in a row, Illinois entrepreneurs and civic leaders will be ringing in the New Year at Entrepreneurs Eve 2013 (EE13). The brainchild of Collin Corbett, Jeremy Rose, and a small group of entrepreneurs, the gathering has grown to become an annual celebration and benefit event.
Co-hosted by over 100 businesses, including Google, NBC, Miller Coors, and Zipcar, this year's event will be taking place at the Waldof Astoria Chicago, and includes cocktails, hors d'ouevres, dinner prepared by Executive Chef Herve Cuyeu, music, dancing, and the traditional midnight champagne toast.
"We want to bring Chicago's leading entrepreneurs and leaders together and celebrate the American dream in all of us," said Collin Corbett, President of Cor Strategies, Inc. "We also want the energy of the event to be directed toward benefiting a larger cause."
The "larger cause" this year will be the Future Founders Foundation and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. The Future Founders Foundation is a non-profit organization that inspires low-income youth in Chicago by connecting students with mentors from various professions and providing engaging, project-based learning experiences for 2nd through 12th graders.
The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) is another non-profit that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses that serve as platforms for economic development and civic leadership.
According to Corbett, some tickets for the EE13 event are still available, and can be purchased HERE.