Michael Pottern has been an entrepreneur his whole life. At the age of 12, he created a popular Bulletin Board Service in Colorado to help people with similar technology interests to meet and share information. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he triple majored in Real Estate Land and Urban Economics, Marketing, and International Business. After undergrad he moved to San Diego and worked on a production company start-up for action-sport documentaries. His entrepreneurial nature drew him back to the Midwest, where he enjoys Chicago for its energy, diversity and opportunities for both his personal and business pursuits. Michael was co-founder of Apartment Savvy Chicago in 2004, and was an integral part of its rapid growth in Chicago. After selling his position in June of 2011, he joined X Plus Real Estate for its boutique business appeal that features experienced career-oriented agents who specialize in customer service and satisfaction. Concurrently he was asked to be an advisor and partner with Project Travel, a tech start-up that helps universities study abroad programs student engagement, which measurably increase student’s recruitment, retention and recommendations. He also acts as a mentor to the Elmspring R.E. Tech Accelerator at Chicago’s 1871 entrepreneurial hub. Michael is currently working on a new venture called The Sleep Startup, which is focusing on providing the best practices and tools to help people get a restful night of sleep.d share information. He graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he triple majored in Real Estate Land and Urban Economics, Marketing, and International Business. After undergrad he moved to San Diego and worked on a production company start-up for action-sport documentaries. His entrepreneurial nature drew him back to the Midwest, where he enjoys Chicago for its energy, diversity and opportunities for both his personal and business pursuits. Michael was co-founder of Apartment Savvy Chicago in 2004, and was an integral part of its rapid growth in Chicago. After selling his position in June of 2011, he joined X Plus Real Estate for its boutique business appeal that features experienced career-oriented agents who specialize in customer service and satisfaction. Concurrently he was asked to be an advisor and partner with Project Travel, a tech start-up that helps universities study abroad programs student engagement, which measurably increase student’s recruitment, retention and recommendations. He also acts as a mentor to the Elmspring R.E. Tech Accelerator at Chicago’s 1871 entrepreneurial hub. Michael is currently working on a new venture called The Sleep Startup, which is focusing on providing the best practices and tools to help people get a restful night of sleep.