07.29.13 Hayward to speak at EFactor’s Keynote on Angel Investing

Chicago, IL — July 29, 2013 Independence Equity Partner Larry Hayward will be speaking at Efactor’s Angel Investing Keynote Panel to be held in downtown Chicago on August 21.

Larry will be among a group of Angel Investors and CEOs/Founders who will speak about Angel  Investing. For more details on the event and future Efactor events please follow the link. Efactor Presents : Angel Investing

EFactor, the world’s largest entrepreneurial community, provides resources that every small business owner needs: funding, knowledge, gain revenue and save cost. At EFactor, entrepreneurs exchange ideas with experts, receive exclusive discounts on business tools, interact with potential partners or clients, and discover funding for their startups.

06.05.13 Hayward Joins Board of EcoMyths Alliance

Chicago, IL — June 5, 2013 — Independence Equity Partner Larry Hayward has recently been elected to the Board of Directors for EcoMyths Alliance. EcoMyths Alliance is a not for profit organization whose mission is to make it easy and enjoyable for people to improve their environment by providing relevant, actionable information about the environment. To do this, they call upon an all-star alliance of experts from some of the most respected nature institutions around to provide people with just the facts.

02.05.13 Hayward Quoted in Forbes

Chicago, IL — February 5, 2013 — IE Partner Larry Hayward was quoted in a recent article in Forbes about investing in the social sector and supporting impact entrepreneurs. The article titled “Social Enterprise: The Investor’s Final Frontier” was published on Forbes.com on February 5th. Please follow this link for the full article.

12.17.12 Glen Barton, Retired Chairman/CEO of Caterpillar, joins IE portfolio company Intellihot’s BOD

GALESBURG, IL – December 17, 2012 – Glen Barton, Retired Chairman/CEO of Caterpillar, has joined Intellihot’s Board of Directors. Intellihot, which manufactures energy-efficient tankless water heating systems and boilers for residential and commercial applications is a portfolio company of Independence Equity Management, LLC (www.independence-equity.com).

See Press Release here for details.

10.15.12 Hayward holds office hours at CEC’s 1871

Chicago, IL — Oct 15, 2012 — As part of a Chicagoland Entrepreneur Center mentor program, Hayward will have office hours today at 1871.

The mentorship program is designed to provide connections and tactical knowledge to build great startups. Volunteer advisors and speaker who provide Office hours include experienced entrepreneurs, early stage investors, educators and practitioners with relevant startup expertise. Topics covered include Sales, Marketing, Financing, Legal, Talent, Product Development and Design, Strategy.

About the CEC and 1871:
The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) is a non-profit organization that supports entrepreneurs on their path to building high-growth, sustainable businesses that serve as platforms for economic development and civic leadership. Its flagship project,1871, fulfills CEC’s vision of a central address for entrepreneurs in Chicago. CEC runs and operates the workspace, develops programming, organizes events and ensures that the culture of 1871 allows entrepreneurs the greatest opportunity for success.

10.02.12 Hayward Speaks at Crain’s Small Business Week

Chicago, IL — Oct 2, 2012 — IE Partner Larry Hayward participated at the Crain’s Small Business Week’s Access to Capital Panel.

The Chicagoland Chamber of Commerce and the Small Business Development Center organized panel discussed the different choices for capital available to small businesses. The panel discussion included senior-level capital providers from important and emerging sectors of the finance market including Angel Investing, Business Credit, Commercial Banking, Crowd Funding and more.

For more information on this event, click here.

04.20.12 New Off-the-Shelf Acrylic Lens from 10x Technology/EVONIK Cyro, Improve Value, Bypass Tooling Process

Evonik Cyro LLC is launching the first optical train package, ACRYLITE® Solar Pre-Fab lens panels, for Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) modules saving customers tooling costs and manufacturing time using lenses manufactured by 10x Technology and EVONIK Cyro. These lens panels take advantage of the precision tooling and prescription replication capability of 10x Technology LLC, a developer of micro-structured polymer products.

For details follow link here. Press Release

06.26.12 Gruber speaking on ACG Chicago panel on ‘Building the Next Gazelles: from Early Funding to Emerging Growth’

Independence Equity Partner, Michael Gruber, shall be speaking on ACG Chicago’s panel on ‘Building the Next Gazelles: from Early Funding to Emerging Growth’ on June 26 in downtown Chicago.

For registration and further details please follow this link: Register Here

Here are some details on the event:

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012
Building the Next Gazelles: From Early Funding to Emerging Growth

11:30 AM – 1:15 PM

The Standard Club
320 S. Plymouth Ct.
Chicago, IL

Building the Next Gazelles:
from Early Funding to Emerging Growth

Chicago’s entrepreneurs are finding new capital in the rapidly developing angel networks, new talent and mentorship in the expanding incubator spaces and many are now looking for next stage investment/exit expertise to join the gazelles in the middle market. Join us to meet some leaders in this early stage investment community and better understand where you fit into this new growth dynamic.

05.14.12 Hayward speaks at Microneedle Drug Delivery Conference in Cork, Ireland

IE Partner Laurence Hayward was invited to speak at the 2nd Annual Microneedle Drug Delivery Conference held in Cork, Ireland from May 12-15, 2012.  The Conference aims to explore the use of Microneedles, typically in the form of a patch, for the effective delivery of a range of drugs.  The potential advantages of this delivery technique is it avoids the pain associated with hypodermic needles, provides a convenient and easy-to-use format including extended dosing periods, has a form factor that is more efficient to distribute, use and dispose of (avoiding reuse issues) and potentially can be manufactured for less cost relative to conventional needles.  Hayward’s presentation specifically addressed how to make microneedle technology scalable using efficient, high volume manufacturing techniques.  More on the Conference can be found at www.microneedles.ie.  A copy of the presentation is also available upon request to lhayward@independence-equity.com.

03.27.12 Hayward to coach at Golder Center’s Private Equity Case Competition

Chicago, IL — Mar 27, 2012 — Independence Equity Partner Larry Hayward shall act as coach to a student team at University of Illinois Golder Center’s Private Equity Case Competition.

The Golder Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Finance’s Private Equity Case Competition focuses on providing undergraduate students with the opportunity to experience the work of an analyst at a private equity firm, as well as develop skills integral to such positions. Teams with 3 to 5 members compete by analyzing a company to make recommendations about their firm’s potential investment. At the final competition, teams present their work to a panel of distinguished industry professionals. The coach will be a real world resource for the students to use while working through their case and putting together their presentation.

For more information on this event, click here.