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Chicago’s River North Welcomes the Industrious “Hive”

  There’s a new office space coming to River North. Co-working spaces and incubators have embedded the area — and now there is also a “hive.” The 17,000 square-foot space opening next week is named...  [Read More]

The Social Closet — A Chicago Fashion Community

  Tory Burch, Burberry and Toms. Two French fashionistas took their impeccable taste and created an online closet community closet — the Social Closet – to help some sell the pieces they no longer wear...  [Read More]

Innovation: How David Kalt Connected the Dots

  Serial entrepreneur David Kalt recently launched his newest startup,, after founding ClientBASE, the first CRM for the travel industry, and then optionsXpress, an online broker that sold to Charles Schwab in 2011 for...  [Read More]

The Psychology Of Design: John Roa Shares A Look Inside AKTA

“The cruel truth is that I’m not even a designer today,” said John Roa, founder of AKTA design studio. But if he was never a designer, then what made AKTA one of Chicago’s most sought-after...  [Read More]

Chicago startup, MentorMob, accelerates to Kaplan TechStars New York

  MentorMob, a Chicago-based startup, has moved to New York to begin its tenure with TechStars. Team members are seeking mentorship opportunities and influence in a new city. MentorMob is a crowd sourced learning platform...  [Read More]

Chicago-based startup, Kumbuya, accelerates to Los Angeles with Warner Bros...

When a media giant and a social commerce startup get together, what you get is innovation. Two companies are looking to evolve the media landscape to make it far more interactive. Warner Bros. “Media Camp”...  [Read More]

Food Genius: A “Nate Silver” approach to the food industry

Industries are craving better data aggregation to help companies rise above competition. Food Genius does this to help the food and restaurant industry provide quality, creative menu items to customers. “I think it’s a question...  [Read More]

Find The Perfect Father’s Day Gift With Help From StyleSeek [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Father’s Day is right around the corner, and it’s time to start shopping for that perfect gift to show him how much you appreciate him.  But what do you get dear old dad? ...  [Read More]

SEO Unplugged: Entrepreneurs Seek Advice From Experts

Search-engine optimization (SEO) experts shared tips and technicalities Tuesday evening with a diverse crowd of entrepreneurs at Entrepreneurs Unpluggd at the Chopin Theater in Chicago. Though there was a vast range of tips, there were...  [Read More]

Startups: Get Legally Aware; Tips From Tricia Meyer

When you have a bright idea with a ton of promise, it’s hard to imagine all the things that could go wrong… legally.  Tricia Meyer has been an attorney and has been advising the start-up...  [Read More]

Start-ups secure solid 1-minute pitches at Inspire Showcase

  An intimate crowd of approximately 50 people gathered Wednesday evening at the Inspire Business Center in Chicago’s West Loop for Inspire’s monthly start-up showcase. Amongst the crowd there were some returners and some new...  [Read More]

Knight Foundation and Fisher Family fund Nonprofit Startup, Benevolent

The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation and Fisher Family provided $285,000 in grant money to Benevolent, a crowdfunding site for low-income individuals, allowing it to move into three new areas: Charlotte, Silicon Valley...  [Read More]