Hangry – A Startup Journey: Fireside Chat with Mike Evans, Founder of GrubHub

12/06/2022 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm CST
  • Corporate
  • Early Stage
  • Growth Stage
Event Start Date:
February 25, 2024
Event End Date:
February 25, 2024
Event Venue:

In his debut book, HANGRY, Mike Evans details step-by-step the grind of building an innovative business, with each chapter including sharp lessons for entrepreneurs and startups, that Mike learned on the fly as he piloted GrubHub’s meteoric rise by the seat of his pants. 

Irreverent and introspective, HANGRY pulls back the curtain to provide entrepreneurs at any level insight into what it takes to build a successful business.

Join 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler for an intimate conversation with Mike about what sparked the idea for GrubHub, the highs and lows of building a business from scratch, and how he transformed his passion into an industry changing system that has made ordering food easier.


  • 5:00 – 5:15pm: Arrival and networking 
  • 5:15pm – 6:00pm: Fireside chat between Betsy and Mike
  • 6:00 – 6:20pm: Q&A
  • 6:20 – 7:00pm: Networking and refreshments

This event will take place at 1871. Light refreshments to be served. 

Effective Dec 1, 2022, in accordance with the state and city guidelines, 1871 is lifting the vaccination requirements for those entering the space. All individuals are still expected to self-screen for COVID-19 symptoms before entering 1871. Thanks for your help in keeping the community safe!

Attendees are invited – but not required – to purchase HANGRY prior to arrival. A limited amount of books will be available at no cost to onsite attendees, on a first-come, first-serve basis. Thank you to Relish Works for supporting this opportunity!

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Mike Evans founded GrubHub in his spare bedroom and grew it into the multi-billion-dollar online food delivery colossus that is a household name. After leaving GrubHub post-IPO, he punted it all to ride his bike across the United States. His book Hangry came out November 2022. More recently, Mike founded Fixer.com, an on-demand handyperson B-corp that trains its employees from scratch. Mike is passionate about professional and personal vision, and a strong proponent of impact businesses – for profit companies that use their power to bring about positive social change.

Betsy Ziegler, CEO at 1871.

A lifelong problem solver, people leader, and learner, Betsy is the CEO of 1871, the #1 ranked private incubator in the world inspiring and supporting hundreds of entrepreneurs and innovators solving some of the world’s most important problems. Before joining 1871, she served as the Chief Innovation Officer, and the Associate Dean Degree Programs and Dean of Students at the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Prior to Kellogg, she was a principal in McKinsey & Company’s Chicago office. She is a leader on multiple for-profit and nonprofit boards and is an investor in many young tech companies. 

Every day for the last 20+ years, Betsy has had the opportunity to help other people be successful – clients, students, and now entrepreneurs and innovators. She is often described as a dot connector and her favorite thing to do is help people unlock their own potential. 

Raised in Milwaukee as a Cubs fan, Betsy is a collector of unusual experiences, has circled the globe solo, is a maniacal Ohio State Buckeye football fan, and is a proud mom to her young son Charlie.