Howard A. Tullman is the general managing partner for the Chicago High Tech Investment Partners, LLC and for G2T3V, LLC – both Chicago-based, early-stage venture capital funds, which have invested in more than 25 startups in the last two years. He most recently served as the CEO of 1871, a Chicago-based non-profit digital startup incubator. He is also the Chairman of the Endowment Committee of Anshe Emet Synagogue, a founding member of the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship (NACIE); a member of Mayor Emanuel’s ChicagoNEXT and Cultural Affairs Councils; a member of the Innovate Illinois and Illinois Arts Councils; an Advisory Board member of HighTower Associates and Imerman Angels, and an adjunct professor at Northwestern’s Kellogg School of Management, as well as a regular guest lecturer at the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law. Howard also served as the lead Director (and briefly Chairman) of The Princeton Review. Over the last 48 years, he has successfully founded more than a dozen high-tech companies.
Howard is the author of “Growing a Startup in the Digital Age,” “Launching a Startup in the Digital Age,” “Mavens, Mentors and Masters of the Universe in the Digital Age,” “Tools and Technologies in the Digital Age,” “Fundraising in the Digital Age,” “The Perspiration Principles (Volumes I thru XXIV)”, and he writes a weekly business blog for INC. Magazine. He also wrote and produced HindSight, a newsletter for several hundred executive subscribers, on current topics of interest to entrepreneurs and managers for several years.
Howard holds a bachelor’s degree and J.D. from Northwestern University, graduating with honors from both. He is an active art collector, donor, and supporter of the arts. He also was a producer for the Broadway show, “Swinging on a Star,” which won a Tony award in 1996.