On occasion, I will join advisory boards. Below is a list of the current companies along with a brief company description and current wants and needs.
MIT (Massachussets Institute of Technology) Enterprise Forum. (www.mitefchicago.org). The Chicago operations for the MIT Forum; this groups seeks to provide educational content based programs for executives.
PC Guild (www.pcguild.com) which provides a tour management solution for Bands and entertainment. The company has a software application to manage the logistics of any type of corporate, sports, or entertainment event. The company has over 75 TOP bands that have used the system (Dave Matthews, Goo Goo Dolls, Limp Bizket, etc) and is trying to expand into the corporate market.
House of Blues- Chicago Advisory Board for the Foundation. The Chicago IHOBF creates programs for intercity kids to learn the value of history through music and the arts.
AgileCo (www.AgileCo.net). AgileCO enables Virtual Operators, Service Providers, and Enterprises to accelerate their time to value and build competitive advantage by implementing scalable, standards-based services and applications. Then Leveraging XML WebServices SOBA/SOAi, BPEL, Business Processes, JAIN/PARLAY, P2P and Adaptive Networking to deliver Transport Agnostic MultiModal, MultiServices solutions. And provide unique value-add services that bridge Applications, Services, and IP Communication to significantly increase business efficiency and revenues.
Mobile Central (www.MobileCentral.ws). MOBILE-CONTENT- Quickly set up a branded Mini/Micro Mobile site with any kind of mobile content you own.(J2ME/Symbian games, Ringtones, Wallpapers, Video, SMS Messaging, etc), set prices per country and per payment method and start selling from your own sites, your affiliates sites or in print in less than 60 minutes.