Catalyze Career Development for High Achievers Meetups: How to find next big thing in business

World Chicago Catalyze Alumni group is a group of high achievers, young professionals, who have already demonstrated their skills in various fields. In this highly competitive and fast changing world, there is no time to stand still, and one of the main hallmarks of high achievers is Lifelong learning. This is why we are organising Catalyze Career Development for High Achievers Meetups, a series of 3 meetups to be held on suitable topics so we can grow personally and professionally.

The topic of the first meetup is “How to find next big thing in business?”. Technology is developing in unprecedented ways, and business follows. But how can one choose the next big thing in business? Therefore, we want to answer the question of how to recognize a profitable business opportunity or career.

The first meetup will take place on June 29, 2021 at 5 p.m. We hereby invite all World Chicago Catalyze Alumni to join us at our first event. There will be an opportunity to to NETWORK, LEARN and GROW.

29th of June 2021 -> 17PM  Register here: 


Meetup agenda

TIME:       TOPIC:

16:55 – 17:00         Registration

17:00 – 17:20 Opening remarks and Facilitated networking

17:20 – 17:45 Guest lecture: David Rosen

17:45 – 18:15 Fireside chat with David Rosen & Simon Sovič

18:15 – 18:30 Project marketplace

18:30 – 18:45 Closing remarks

18:45 – 19:00 Post-meetup breakout rooms for projects  

Guest speaker:

David Rosen – CEO of Acrelic Group, Adviser and Mentor at Signal Lake (VC), TechLaunch (Accelerator), and several Tech Hardware and Software companies.

His current investment and development thesis surrounds opportunities for software and systems in growth markets: Autonomous, Aerospace, AR/VR, AI, Advanced MFG, IoT, Robotics, Smart City/Building Automation, & Transportation among others. In his career he had managing, adviser, leadership and employee roles:
• Leading roles in 40+ successful M&A transactions ranging from $500K to $2.5Billion +
• Personally involved in six (6)l exits
• CEO/Managing Director of three businesses ($.5M to $150M+)
• Six (6) board and board adviser positions
• Founder and CEO of enterprise marketing and lead qualification SaaS software company in 2002 (WarpSales)
• Built the 35th – 28th largest Global Management Consulting and Software business in 1998-2000
• Turnaround and Leadership of several organizations of tens, hundreds and thousands of employees that achieved and sustained significant growth
• Lead thousands of business consulting engagements in 50 market segments.


Community speaker

Simon SovičSimon Sovič – the co-founder of the startup and the co-founder of the startup studio Clover Labs.

He is a full stack startupper, with deep knowledge of optimizing time to market. He has 9+ years of startup experience ranging from being in the core team of a startup building a dual-sided marketplace with over 100k of investment to working as a business consultant in an incubator helping startups grow and develop, to co-organizing the biggest startup conference in the Alps Adriatic region. >Linkedin:


Project Marketplace

Many interesting projects are being done by Catalyze alumni group members that have the potential to scale in the region. Therefore, at this meetup, we want to give an opportunity to three alumni to present the projects they are working on. After the presentations, we will open breakout rooms for pitched projects to do networking and business conversations with all who are interested in their project.


>>PROJECTS can be from the various sectors and topics.<<

For example: 

   -> you are working on a startup and would like to expand to other countries, get feedback or find a co-founder or co-worker

  -> you are working in a company and you would like to get a support in finding sales contacts in other countries

  -> you have an idea for a project and would like to present it here to have other people interested into joining your project

  -> … and many more


>>> Apply here to present your project to our Alumni community:



Do not hesitate and join our 1st Catalyze Career Development for High Achievers Meetups. Register here:


In case of any question, contact us at info [a t]


Next meetups

This is a first in the series of three meetups:

Following two meetups are:

2nd Meetup: Strategies of Personal Development in Career and Entrepreneurship Success 

 31st of August 2021 -> 17PM (more info in July)

3rd Meetup: How to mentor and how to be mentored?

  5th of October 2021 -> 17PM  (more info in September)


Stay tuned for more information.

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