Crain’s list of Notable Entrepreneurs includes businesspeople in Chicago’s vibrant startup scene, and PartySlate Co-Founder and CEO, Julie Roth Novack, is thrilled to be included in this year’s list with 43 other outstanding individuals.
The annual Crain’s list recognizes leaders in the Chicago startup community who have identified needs and addressed them by launching innovative companies.
“Put simply, Julie a powerful entrepreneur. She is a driving force in the Chicago startup community, as well as within the more than $143B party and event planning industry in the U.S. alone,” said Ira Weiss, Partner at Hyde Park Venture Partners. “We are so proud of PartySlate’s continued expansion, success, and impact, and we are happy to celebrate Julie’s recognition as a 2019 Notable Entrepreneur – it’s truly well deserved!”
Before co-founding PartySlate in 2015, Julie led the Sales & Service team at Vibes, a mobile marketing SAAS company. Prior to Vibes, Julie held a number of leadership positions at Razorfish, including the GM of the agency’s Chicago office and Central Region. Prior to Razorfish, she served on the executive team of Agency.com for 10 years where she ran its global sales, marketing and the P&L for North America.
PartySlate has acquired more than 8,000 top event professionals and venues who have uploaded over 550,000 professional photos from events across the country and the world. PartySlate is launched in 12 markets, including Chicago, New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Washington, D.C., and Dallas. In the coming months, PartySlate will launch in Phoenix and Boston, with planned launches in Orlando, New Orleans, and Las Vegas in 2020.
In addition to PartySlate, other notable companies on the list include Rekroot, Studio Three, UpCity, and Luxe Bloom.