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Live Taping: Chicago Founders' Stories - with Mark Lawrence of SpotHero

  • 1871 Chicago 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza Chicago, IL 60654 USA (map)

Join us for a live taping of Chicago Founders' Stories at 1871, Chicago's Digital Startup Hub!

We're excited to welcome to the stage Mark Lawrence of SpotHero.

SpotHero has a very special place on Founders' Stories because it's our first company that started as an opening act back in 2014! Check out that video here

Today, SpotHero is one of the top services to help drivers find parking all around the country.


5:30-5:45 Arrivals, networking, food & drinks
5:45-6:00 Opening Acts with Justin Holland of HealthJoy
6:00-7:00 Moderated discussion with Mark Lawrence, followed by Q+A
7:00-7:30 Networking


About Mark Lawrence:

As co-founder and CEO of SpotHero, Mark Lawrence is responsible for the overall vision and strategic direction for the company.

Mark was named to Crain’s Chicago Business 40 Under 40 in 2017, as well as Crain’s Tech 50 ranking and Techweek 100. He was also selected for the National Parking Association's
inaugural 40 Under 40 class in 2015. Mark has penned articles for parking industry publications Parking Today and Parking Magazine and regularly speaks at technology, entrepreneur and parking conferences across the country.

Before founding SpotHero, Mark was a Financial Analyst at Bank of America. Mark graduated with a BS in Finance from Bradley University.

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See SpotHero as an Opening Act back in 2014!