Mingle With Jim Murphy of Grow Forward
May 8, 2020 @ 8:30 am – 10:00 am
Join us for the MAY 8 Friday Morning Mingle
Admission: Free, no pre-registration needed
Jim Murphy is Chairman & President of Grow Forward, an investment company and small business accelerator in Chicago. Following a 25-year career on the Chicago Board Options Exchange, Jim played a principal role in launching numerous ventures focused on disrupting the status quo for the Midwest food and energy markets. He serves as board chairman for Grow Forward portfolio brands MightyVine, Local Foods, and Handcut Foods, and serves on the executive board for Carbon Green BioEnergy.
Grow Forward is the culimination of these successes. Established in 2004 as Carbon Green, Grow Forward was founded based on Jim’s passion for launching and accelerating businesses. He has decades of experience raising investment capital and helping founders propel their business forward. His ventures are united by shared values of sustainability, environmental stewardship, and creating employee opportunities.
In addition, Jim focuses on advancing educational opportunities for Chicago’s urban youth. Jim is a founder and longtime supporter of several nonprofits, including the Daniel Murphy Scholarship Fund and Chicago International Charter School (www.DMSF.org, http://www.chicagointl.org).