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Brad Keywell

Co-Founder & CEO, Uptake

Brad Keywell

"Co-founded over 15 companies including Groupon and MediaOcean"

Brad Keywell is a Chicago-based entrepreneur with over 25 years experience building data-driven B2B enterprises. Prior to his current role as cofounder and CEO of Uptake Technologies, Brad cofounded over 15 companies, including Groupon, Echo Global Logistics and MediaOcean, as well as the technology startup venture fund Lightbank.

A Midwest native, Brad is a vocal advocate for the region's entrepreneurial and tech communities. He is founder and co-chairman of Chicago Ideas, the chairman of the Future Founders Foundation and formerly served as chairman of the Illinois Innovation Council. He has been recognized as an Entrepreneurial Champion by the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and currently teaches a course at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on entrepreneurship and disruptive technology.

Brad received a Bachelor of Business Administration with honors from the University of Michigan in 1991, and a J.D. cum laude from the University of Michigan School of Law in 1993.