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A Sky-full Of Opportunity In Cloud Infrastructure: The Turing Group

  The cloud might seem hazy – but the newly launched Turing Group is making it easier for companies to leverage cloud infrastructure to make businesses more agile and less capital intensive. Eric Dynowski was...  [Read More]

TradeMONSTER Takes An Unsexy Industry And Innovates Along Risky Lines

There’s something symbiotic about risk and innovation. Tuesday in Chicago, entrepreneurs and investors learned that the city’s biggest companies ballooned from innovating and adapting despite, or due to, risk. “There is no safe innovation, only...  [Read More]

David Kalt, OptionsXpress Cofounder, Raises $2.3 Million Lightbank Investme..., an online exchange for new and vintage musical instruments and gear, announced a Series A investment from well-known Chicago venture firm Lightbank. This included the support from high-profile startup veterans Eric Lefkofsky, CEO...  [Read More]

Five Things to Ask a PR Firm So You Don’t Get Burned

I have heard time and time again, entrepreneurs feel they’ve been “burned” by their public relations firm. This may be because the firm didn’t set the right expectations, or it wasn’t the right fit. If...  [Read More]

ReGroup Therapy Brings Mental Health Professionals To Your Home

Speaking in general, we all want to live healthy lives, take care of ourselves, and for the most part, we’ll at least think about going to the gym every once in awhile.  After all, it’s...  [Read More]

Midwest Challenge Cup Competition Takes Applicants

Are you an innovative new startup in need of some funding and mentorship?  You might consider a global startup competition to help launch your vision, and if you’re in the Midwest – consider applying for...  [Read More]

Ms.Tech Launches New Initiatives, Growing Chicago Network

    Three years ago, a team of eight began a group for women in tech in Chicago. The group, Ms.Tech, launched a website Tuesday and now celebrates its growth of more than 700 members....  [Read More]

Chicago Startup Brings Social Power To Small Businesses

  Chicago startup Social Power Hour held its third networking event Thursday night to wind down social media week. The company brings social media solutions to small businesses, while holding events to help bring more...  [Read More]

Chicago Startups Learn How to Disrupt Old School Industries

Disruption isn’t easy, as things that are new are not always welcome. This is the perennial problem for entrepreneurs. Startups heard from seasoned entrepreneurs in Chicago Tuesday night on how to influence real change and...  [Read More]

For Expensive Flight Tickets, There’s Another “Option”

  Many grow frustrated incessantly checking Expedia and Bing to see if flight prices have gone up. Now, Options Away can secure steady prices in a highly volatile market, and consumers and airliners might benefit...  [Read More]

TechStars And The Future of EdTech

  Ten startup companies tread fearlessly into the future of edtech after ten weeks of growing their products with edtech mentors and like companies. Kaplan, a global educational services company, paired with nationally renowned startup...  [Read More]

The Designation: Where You Discover Design

Chicago design school, The Designation, is gearing up for its second session in Chicago this September. In 10-weeks, instructors say they hope to cover the basics of UX, UI and front-end coding. And they’re driving...  [Read More]