Lakshmi Shenoy is the Vice President of Strategy & Business Development at 1871, Chicago’s tech entrepreneurship hub. In addition to focusing on strategic growth initiatives at 1871, she works to help corporations and other organizations develop valuable relationships with the 1871 community. Prior to to 1871, Lakshmi worked at Prophet Brand Strategy, Time Inc., Procter & Gamble and Leo Burnett. She has a Bachelors of Arts in Sociology from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. Lakshmi is a 2016 Recipient of Chicago Scholars’ 35 Under 35 Award. She is also active on the University of Chicago Alumni Club of Chicago, the Harvard Business School Club of Chicago and the Chicago Scholars Associate Board.