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Dean’s Seminar Series to Welcome Howard Tullman

Tullman will discuss emerging technology trends Monday, June 4 at 4 p.m.

With more than 45 years of experience launching and leading successful startup companies, Howard Tullman has a finger on the pulse of what’s next in technology and innovation.

Howard TullmanThe former CEO of startup incubator 1871 Chicago and current executive director of Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship at the Illinois Institute of Technology, Tullman will visit campus next week to share his insights into emerging technological trends, new behavior drivers, and the newest technologies that are changing the future of lives and businesses.

A part of the Northwestern Engineering Dean’s Seminar Series, “Technology Trends: A Conversation with Howard Tullman” will take place at 4 p.m. on Monday, June 4 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 content.