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BREAKING: FoodEssentials Raises $1.5M ; Opens Chicago Office

October 15, 2014- Today the SEC database published St. Louis startup (and Arch Grant recipient) FoodEssentials is raising a Series A investment round and just closed a little over $1.5 million from the Mercury Fund out of...

Chicago’s G2 Crowd Creates ‘Yelp’ For SaaS

While there are still some professionals out there using Excel (shudder) as a poor man’s CRM, most of the modern movers and shakers are using some sort of software as a service (SaaS) to manage...  [Read More]

LearnCore Named Most Promising Midwest Startup At Startup Voodoo

What makes a startup the most promising in the Midwest?  According to an esteemed panel of judges, it’s a startup like LearnCore from Chicago.  They took home the first ever Most Promising Midwest Startup award...  [Read More]

Need A Little Breathing Room? Breather Has $6M Reasons Why You Do

Breathe in. Breathe out. There.  Don’t you feel better?  Sometimes you just need a minute (or two) to get everything together.  But, where do you go if you’re in a noisy city like New York? ...  [Read More]

Should You Put Your Faith in Staffing Agencies?

Hiring the right people is obviously extremely important when it comes to the success of your company. You’ve spent untold time and energy to develop your product or service, yet often this time and energy...  [Read More]

Chicago Startup Review Trackers Announces $2 Million Investment Round

By now, you know how important it is to monitor social media for your business.  You’re likely using tools to help you manage it, like Hootsuite or TweetDeck.  (And if you’re not, you really should.) ...  [Read More]

Infographic [Interactive]: Why CoWorking?

In a little over a decade, co-working spaces have become the preferred place for entrepreneurs to get their startups going. Instead of being alone in their home/apartment/garage/friend’s garage, they are surrounded by like minded people...  [Read More]

College Students Turn Need To Save Money Into Startup

In addition to the pressure of exams, extracurricular activities, and selecting a “valuable” major to ensure career prospects, college students today face enormous stress without considering money.  With tuition costs soaring and an uncertain job...  [Read More]

Chicago Startup All For Schools Looks To Tackle School Fundraising

With school funding continuing to be a challenge for Illinois schools, as well as in area states, a Chicago-based startup is looking to affiliate marketing to help with that.  Essentially, the school and parents go...  [Read More]

Chicago Startup CurbNinja Crowdsources Motorcycle Parking

  Chicago Startup CurbNinja launched this month aiming to make parking your motorcycle/scooter easier than it usually is for city riders. CurbNinja founders (and avid motorcyclists) Fred Lebed and Tim Hines were constantly frustrated with finding...  [Read More]

Chicago-Based TicketLab Lets You Search For Games How You Want

If you live in the city, there are a plethora of options available to you for entertainment.  Whether you’re interested in the symphony, rock and roll, or catching your favorite hometown team play one of...  [Read More]

Chicago Startups: Pitch Training Camp Starts Next Week

  Pitching skills are a must-have for startup founders. A perfected pitch can make or break an entrepreneur’s chance at landing new customers, raising a round of funding or enticing a co-founder to join their...  [Read More]

Appcroplis Challenge: Developers, Get In NOW

2013 Arch Grants Winner Appcropolis has launched an online competition for developers using its product offering to benefit St. Louis startup Independent Youth. Appcropolis is a platform that allows developers to easily create mobile apps that...  [Read More]