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Chicago Founders' Stories @1871: Godard Abel of G2.com, Inc.

Chicago Founders' Stories, the cornerstone program of Chicago Founders' TV series, showcases conversations with the most interesting and accomplished founders in Chicago. The series is taped before a live audience at 1871 over pizza and beer.

date
Wednesday, December 11, 2019
time
5:30 PM - 7:30 PM (Central Standard Time)
venue
1871 Auditorium
location
1871 222 Merchandise Mart Plaza 1212, Chicago, IL 60654 Get Directions
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Chicago Founders' Stories, the cornerstone program of Chicago Founders' TV series, showcases conversations with the most interesting and accomplished founders in Chicago. The series is taped before a live audience at 1871 over pizza and beer.

Each episode features a new Chicago founder. Creator and host Pat Ryan hears their true story, and explores it as only two founders having a conversation together can. Topics include where the idea came from, their background in entrepreneurship and technology, achieving product/market fit, getting liquidity, two-sided networks, raising venture capital, scaling, and more.

In December, we're sitting down with Godard Abel of G2.com , Inc.

About Godard Abel:
Godard Abel is CEO of G2.com, Inc, a business software review website, which he co-founded in 2012. Previously Godard served as CEO of SteelBrick which was acquired by Salesforce in 2016 where he subsequently served as SVP/GM of the SteelBrick business unit until May 2017 when he left to refocus on entrepreneurial adventures. Godard previously co-founded and as CEO built BigMachines into a leading software-as-a-service provider which was acquired by Oracle in 2013. Before entering the technology industry, Godard consulted for McKinsey & Company and advised leading manufacturers in the U.S. and Germany on strategy development and business process improvement. Godard was named to the Tech 50 list by Crain’s Business Chicago in September 2014 and to the Chicago Entrepreneur Hall of Fame in 2011. He earned an MBA from Stanford University and both a B.S. and M.S. in engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is a member of the 2016 Class of Henry Crown Fellows and the Aspen Global Leadership Network at the Aspen Institute.

Chicago Founders' Stories @1871: Godard Abel of G2.com, Inc.
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