Different isn't always better, but better is always different.


As the Executive Director of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship and the General Managing Partner for the Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, LLC and for G2T3V, LLC, two early-stage venture funds, as well as an active board member for a number of tech startups, Howard Tullman is a highly sought-after educator, author, venture investor, technology advisor and business leader. He was most recently the CEO of 1871 in Chicago — an entrepreneurial hub for digital start-ups - which is ranked Number 1 in the world. Previously, he was the Chairman/CEO of Tribeca Flashpoint College which he co-founded in 2007 and, prior to that, he served as the President of Kendall College.

Over the last 50 years, Tullman has been one of the most active and successful entrepreneurs in the country and personally founded more than a dozen high-tech companies. He is a futurist, a visionary and also a skilled professional when it comes to technology, online and cloud services, large-scale data delivery systems, database design and implementation and the development, creation and production of all types of media, computer games and audio/video digital content. He has extensive and specific technical expertise in a number of industries including automotive, insurance, education, entertainment and workforce/economic development.  


Besides his direct business interests, Howard is an in-demand lecturer and has taught regularly on venturing, change management, innovation and entrepreneurship to graduate students, executives and company owners at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Mr. Tullman has also taught Change Management and Entrepreneurship for Kellogg internationally in Executive Management Programs based in Hong Kong and Tel Aviv.

When giving his energetic talks, Tullman is charismatic and humorous when interacting with his audiences. He is a lively and practical speaker that attendees from any industry can relate to. His basic messages are clear, professional and typically well ahead of their time, while still grounded in the necessities and realities of taking care of business every day. He carefully balances the tensions between performing and transforming every business. Howard can inspire entrepreneurs, business owners and leaders, and senior managers as well to achieve even better results and, at the same time, improve their knowledge about future and critically important technology trends.