Mar 6 2019

Workshop II – Connecting to Your Business Audience through Storytelling

UIC PITCH SERIES with Linda Suzu Kawano

March 6, 2019

10:00 AM - 12:00 PM


2242 W Harrison St., Suite 201


Chicago, IL 60612

Description - Universities and businesses can use storytelling as an effective tool in many ways – to interest people in one’s research for funding opportunities, to forge a committed business relationship, and/or to establish a connection with investors and fellow colleagues. This Workshop will teach participants how to tell a story beginning with a discussion of the basic structure of any story - “the storytelling arc” - and the elements of a compelling story.  These basics will be framed in a context of connecting to pitching one’s business opportunity to a potential partner and/or investor.


Office of Technology Management

Date posted

Jan 25, 2019

Date updated

Feb 8, 2019


Linda Suzu Kawano

Linda Suzu Kawano has worked to identify and commercialize early stage innovations for over three decades. She has taught at The University of Chicago Booth Graduate School of Business, the University of Illinois at Chicago, Cornell University, and post-graduate students abroad. From her training and studies of performance, through storytelling, film and theater, Dr. Kawano develops programs and workshops that teach scientists and other professionals how to use improvisation and storytelling techniques to connect with their intended audiences and improve their communication skills in order to build effective partnerships across cultures. Register Here

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