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Mahrinah von Schlegel

Advisor Greater Chicago Area, US

Business Development and Strategy at Earlybird.

Business Development and Strategy at Earlybird.

1 vouches

Involved In






Executive Director Embassy2.0 December 2013 - present
Partner I365 Strategies August 2009 - present
Co-Founder and COO LimeLightrr July 2013 - July 2014
Fellow - 2014 Cohort New Leaders Council January 2014 - May 2014
Economic Growth Fellow World Business Chicago October 2013 - December 2013
Executive Director and Board President Cibola October 2012 - December 2013
Developer Willmark Energy May 2007 - August 2009
Developer WM Builders / Willmark Communities January 2007 - August 2009
Real Estate Brokerage; Development Consulting. Long & Foster Companies 2005 - 2006
State Director - Pennsylvania Music for America 2004 - 2004


University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School Real Estate 2005 - 2006
University of Pennsylvania Cultural Anthropology, Comparative Literature, Women's Studies, Folklore 2000 - 2004
Point Loma High School

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Advertising
  • • Cloud Services
  • • Commerce
  • • Payments
  • • Financial Services
  • • Mobile
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Smart Home
  • • Small Businesses

You Should Know About Me

Key Accomplishments

- Wharton MBA
- 13 years in tech.
- 1st Latina in the US to own a tech incubator, and on the South Side of Chicago.
- Works on special technology projects with the Dept of State in Emerging Markets.
- Headlining the Latina Innovation conference at Google in Silicon Valley on 10/3

I am Director of Business Development and Strategy with Earlybird. We build custom software and digital product solutions for entrepreneurs, startups, and new products for established companies.

How I like to work with people
As an Advisor

Product development, software advisement, and effective business modeling.

I prefer working with Chicagoans in the River North area, but am mobile if a project is compelling.

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Adekunle Adesuyi
We worked together  •  Co-Founder/CFO, Eevzdrop and CERTIFIED REGISTERED NURSE ANESTHETIST, University of Chicago Medical Center. University of Pittsburgh grad.
Mahrinah has been extremely instrumental to our success in the past 2 years that I have known her. Her expertise is deep and wide in areas s ... uch as strategic planning, brand management, fundraising, technology startups, and entrepreneurship just to name a few. Every single time I was in need of professional counsel, Mahrinah either knew the answer or connected me with the appropriate resources. I love working with her because not only do you get business accomplished, it also accompanied by fun and laughter. I wholeheartedly give Mahrinah my highest recommendation.

Kevin Busch
We worked together  •  Founder-Principal, Infinite-Quantum Enterprises, LLC (D\B\A CFOToday). Previously Owner-Investor, Kratos Group.
Kevin is a great entrepreneur because he understands organizational needs and the big picture. His professionalism, commitment to seeing thi ... ngs through, and not only understanding of pain points, but relentless ability to create solutions that move organizations forward, profitably. He is an asset to any organization and a trusted individual that I turn to when I myself have questions relevant to his expertise.