Howard Tullman is the general managing partner of G2T3V and Chicago High Tech Investors, both early-stage venture funds based in Chicago. He was the founding executive director of the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship and a professor in entrepreneurship at Illinois Institute of Technology. He served for five years as the CEO of 1871, ranked the No. 1 private business incubator in the world by UBI Global's World Benchmark Study, and home to 500 digital startups. He has founded more than a dozen tech startups, advises many technology businesses, and teaches at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management and the Northwestern University School of Law.