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Pipeline Fellowship: Changing the Face of Angel Investing - Presented by Pipeline Fellowship Alumnae Network

Chicago, IL • April 13, 2015

Join the Pipeline Fellowship Alumnae Network and special guest angel investor Betsy Ziegler for dinner at Kinzie Chophouse on Monday, April 13, 2015!Betsy will share her angel investing journe...

Monday, April 13, 2015 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM EDT

Kinzie Chophouse
400 N. Wells St.
Chicago, IL 60654

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Join the Pipeline Fellowship Alumnae Network and special guest angel investor Betsy Ziegler for dinner at Kinzie Chophouse on Monday, April 13, 2015!

Betsy will share her angel investing journey and discuss her efforts to increase diversity in the angel investing and entrepreneurship communities.


Program will begin promptly at 5:30pm CDT.
Dinner will be served.
Tickets will not be sold at the event.
Refunds will not be issued.


Elizabeth “Betsy” Ziegler has served as associate dean of MBA programs and dean of students for the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University since 2011. She directs operations across Kellogg’s Full-Time, Part-Time and Executive MBA Programs on the school’s three campuses in Evanston, Ill., Chicago, and Miami, as well as partner campuses in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and North America. Her role includes oversight of admissions, student life and career management activities. During her tenure at Kellogg, Dean Ziegler has focused on creating a distinctive student experience, from the moment students apply to Kellogg until they join the global alumni community. She has restructured MBA operations to better deliver the school’s strategy; partnered with faculty to re-balance the program portfolio to meet market demand; and worked alongside students to create programs such as the Dean’s Consulting Alliance and the Kellogg Education Technology Incubator, which give students the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to enhance the overall student experience. Prior to Kellogg, she served as a principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office where she led the firm’s Life Insurance Operations and Technology practice and co-led its Financial Institutions Operations and Technology practice. While there, Dean Ziegler advised a range of clients, from major financial services corporations to municipalities to universities. Earlier in her career, Dean Ziegler worked as an operations manager for GE Capital, where she specialized in managing front-line performance in credit-card-based customer service, credit and collection call centers. Dean Ziegler holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and received a BA in economics from The Ohio State University, where she graduated with distinction. Dean Ziegler is a member of Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago Board of Directors. She also serves as an investor in and adviser for several startup companies.


Pipeline Fellowship, an angel investing bootcamp for women, is changing the face of angel investing and creating capital for women social entrepreneurs.

Pipeline Fellowship’s three main criteria are:
a) Meeting one of the accredited investor definitions
(i.e., US$200K in income or US$300K joint income with spouse for the past two years, or US$1M net worth)
b) Interest in group learning model
c) Passion for philanthropy and/or social change

For most of the Pipeline Fellows, this is their first angel investment. They are attracted by the program’s three components (education, mentoring, practice) and benefit from the diversity of each cohort. Pipeline Fellows are intergenerational (ranging from late twenties to 60+) and come from a variety of professional backgrounds.

Pipeline Fellowship has opened a call for applications for its fall 2015 programs in Albuquerque, Boulder, Denver, LA, Phoenix, Portland, San Diego, Seattle, SF, Silicon Valley, and Vegas.

Candidates are encouraged to apply by Monday, May 4, 2015:


Kinzie Chophouse in River North hosts a wide variety of seafood, steak, and pastas dishes on the menu. Owner and general manager Susan Frasca was named by The Chicago Tribune as “1998’s Quickest Empire Builder,” and The Frasca Hospitality Group is Chicago’s largest female-owned restaurant conglomerate and an important presence on the Chicagoland restaurant scene. With its comfortable yet sophisticated atmosphere, the Kinzie Chophouse is the perfect backdrop to a fabulous experience. The Frasca Hospitality Group continues to be a leader and sets the standard for fine dining in Chicago.

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