Deputy Director, Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology at DCEO
Kristi Dula leads the Office of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Technology at DCEO. This bureau is responsible for supporting entrepreneurs, innovators, and small businesses by providing information and resources necessary to launch and expand in Illinois.
Prior to her role at DCEO, Dula led network relations at Pritzker Group Venture Capital where she facilitated relationships for the firm’s family of companies and connected them with the firm’s wide network of experts, strategic partners and potential customers. Dula previously served as a strategic executive focused on the tech sector for Kapow, an online marketplace and corporate event provider, where she developed sales and solution processes to manage the company’s top ten tech accounts, including Adobe, Apple and Google. Prior to Kapow, Dula was vice president of events and content creation for 1871, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center’s flagship technology incubator.