Why An IP Lawyer Co-Founded The Largest Startup Conference In Midwest

By September 19, 2010

Jonathan Pasky is a lawyer and one three guys behind Midventures, a Chicago technology consulting firm. A few months ago, they threw an event called midVentures25, which was a startup demo day.

When the response was greater than they expected, Jonathan and team decided to step it up a notch. They decided they wanted to throw the biggest and best technology startup conference the Midwest has ever seen.

So that’s what they’re doing. On September 27 and 28, Jonathan and the Midventures team are throwing midVenturesLAUNCH, a giant startup and innovation conference, in Chicago.

But how did an IP lawyer, a philosophy major, and a history major prepare to throw the largest tech startup conference in the Midwest?

This interview is a part of Beyond The Pedway, a site created by Tim Jahn dedicated to discovering what drives creative entrepreneurs.