Dean’s Seminar Series Presents Howard Tullman

The Q&A will take place at 4 p.m. Wednesday, January 27

If you want to find someone who is conquering the startup world, then look no further than Howard Tullman. 

Howard TullmanThe Chicago-based businessman is the definition of “serial entrepreneur.” Currently the CEO of 1871 Chicago and managing partner of G2T3V and Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, Tullman has five decades of experience building successful and saving struggling companies.

As a part of the Northwestern Engineering Dean’s Seminar Series, Tullman will visit campus this month to share his insights into venture capital strategies and entrepreneurship.

“A Conversation with Howard Tullman” will take place at 4 p.m., Wednesday, January 27 in the Ford Motor Company Engineering Design Center’s ITW classroom.

A Northwestern alumnus, Tullman (BA ’67, JD ’70) founded 1871 Chicago in 2014. The non-profit hub is home to more than 325 digital startups and aims to provide Chicago entrepreneurs with community, education, and inspiration by providing access to mentors, classes, and seminars. He has also launched several of his own startup companies, including Tribeca Flashpoint Media Arts Academy, Experiencia, Imagination Pilots, and the Rolling Stone Network.

Beyond launching new companies, Tullman has participated in every step of the startup process, including management and IPO. He also has extensive expertise in turning around failing businesses, which he used to help save Kendall College from going bankrupt in 2003 when he was the school’s president.

Tullman’s wide-ranging background also includes web development, online services, large-scale information assembly and delivery systems, database design and implementation, and the development, creation, and production of all types and formats of multimedia, computer games, and audio/video digital content.