Michelle Doellman
Michelle Doellman was born and raised in the middle of the flyover states, in Quincy, IL. Moving to Chicago for graduate school in 2007 opened up new opportunities to write and explore. She graduated from Columbia College Chicago in spring 2009 with a Master of Arts in journalism. Her contribution to a Columbia-run sports website, Beyond the Game, received an award from the Chicago chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists (2009 Mark of Excellence Award Second Place in category of Online Sports Reporting-Four Year College/University.) While getting her fledgling writing career off the ground, she founded a blog: MAD_about_style. @doellmi | @MAD_about_style | MadAboutStyle.com


Gentlemen: Get Fresh Kit…And Stay That Way

Get Fresh Kit is a membership-based service delivering samples of products to your doorstep for a monthly fee of $20.  [Read More]

WorkSimple: Making ‘To-Do’ Lists Easy

I’ve been a habitual list maker as long as I can remember. Although my planner is color coded for birthdays, appointments, bills due and payday, papers get lost and ink runs together. In an effort...  [Read More]

Find “What’s for Dinner” With FoodGenius

“What’s for dinner?” The age old question weighs on many minds. Chicago-based app FoodGenius offers ways to track your favorite dishes and suggest new places to get your grub on. The app allows users to find...  [Read More]

Remove Personal Information Online With MelonCard

Privacy is a hot topic when it comes to the Internet and technology. Issues like cyber bullying and identity theft show that it’s still like the wild West. With the mission of protecting your privacy,...  [Read More]

iFindit: Not Just for the Homeless

Apps for Metro Chicago Community Round winners were announced recently and iFindit was listed as a top winner. The app is designed to assist Chicago’s lower income residents access crucial services like healthcare, food, and shelter. It...  [Read More]

Turn Styling Into a Piece of Cake With CakeStyle

Chicago-based start-up CakeStyle wants to take the headache out of styling with personalized style kits delivered right to your home. Keep what you like and return the rest.  [Read More]

Facebook and Yelp Deals Succumb Before Really Getting Started

A few weeks ago Facebook and Yelp both pulled their daily deal offerings. In an era where everyone seems to be getting in on the daily deal brigade, unless there is something significantly different, we may...  [Read More]

DailyDac: Find the Best Investment Deals in One Spot

For investors, the most important thing is finding the next project to get your hands onto. DailyDAC, a business deal aggregator in Chicago, can help you find new projects and investments in one easy place.  [Read More]

Get the Gist with Gis.to

Gis.to is a platform for people to shorten long-form content.  [Read More]

Apps for Metro Chicago Announces Winners

The winners of the Apps for Metro Chicago have been announced and smart phone users city-wide rejoice. Previous Tech.li feature SpotHero was deemed the winer with a $5,000 prize. SpotHero is an app used to bridge...  [Read More]