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1871 Names Mike Gamson, CEO of Relativity, as Entrepreneurial Champion

Tuesday, August 27, 2019   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Kaylin Berg
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1871 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) announced recently that Mike Gamson, CEO of Relativity and the former SVP of Global Solutions at LinkedIn, will receive the Entrepreneurial Champion Award for his impact on Chicago’s founder community at the 12th Annual Momentum Awards

“There’s a vibrant tech community here in Chicago, and it’s humbling to be recognized for this award among so many great tech leaders and champions in the city,” said Mike Gamson, CEO of Relativity. “I’m excited to continue to work with 1871 and the entire community to make Chicago an inviting, exciting, and inclusive place to work – where innovative, mission-driven organizations like Relativity can thrive.”

As LinkedIn’s first Chicago employee, Gamson was instrumental in founding and growing Chicago’s LinkedIn office and has supported numerous companies in the city and its surrounding areas as an angel investor, mentor, board member, and advisor. Gamson has spent a significant amount of time advocating for founders both within 1871 and Chicago’s greater tech ecosystem. 

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