Avery Stone Fish is the Program Manager for the Innovators Connection, the connection arm of Chicago Innovation, which connects Chicago-area innovators throughout the year in a variety of ways. Avery manages the Winners Connection program, which provides continuous value to Chicago Innovation Award winners through ongoing connection-making and recognition, and he also oversees the the planning and execution of the Corporate Matchmaking program, which connects large organizations with specific needs to startups within the Chicago Innovation community that fit with those needs. Before joining Chicago Innovation, Avery was the mascot at Northwestern University (but don’t tell anyone – it is a secret), where he studied Communications and Marketing.