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1871 anniversary spotlights Chicago startup growth

  Leaders of the Chicago startup community released figures Friday regarding the city’s start-up growth coinciding with the first anniversary of 1871, one of the city’s start-up incubators. “Over the last year, the tech community...  [Read More]

Edison awards highlight innovation across American industry titans

Co-authored by: Lauryn Schroeder, Medill News Service It starts with something simple. For 12-year-old Quincy Lyons, it started with the first bite of an orange. An orange that he believed to be ripe, only to...  [Read More]

Chicago start-up weekend stresses collaboration over competition

      Instead of spending the weekend relaxing, 96 entrepreneurs gathered at 1871, Chicago’s start-up incubator, to build a company in less than 3 days and compete to win a series of prizes, and...  [Read More]

App creates network for traveling professionals

    Don’t just be social, BTSocial. Chicago entrepreneur Tim Hines launched an app Tuesday for his two-year-old company, BTSocial, making it easier for business travelers everywhere to connect. The app allows users to check-in...  [Read More]

Nourish your network; Entice investors

An intimate crowd of entrepreneurs, developers and investors gathered in the basement of Chopin Theater in Wicker Park Tuesday night seeking direction from startup and investment experts. The Entrepreneurs Unpluggd event, entitled “When, Where, How...  [Read More]

10 Questions to Ask When Looking for a Managed Hosting Provider

Choosing a Hosting Provider can be a daunting task. You’ve made the decision that you don’t want to be in the “server” business and have embarked on the research process. Here are some questions that...  [Read More]

Autumn Berry: Chicago’s Newest Startup Fruit

Autumn Berry Inspired won Inspire Business Center’s monthly start-up competition to obtain office space in Chicago’s West Loop – giving this new food trend a greater chance to make a debut in Chicago.   Just...  [Read More]

SXSW Interview: Eduardo Tobon, President, Diners Club International

Eduardo Tobon recently took over the helm as President of Diners Club International. As he expands the brand of the world’s first credit card worldwide, he is also different than many chief executives. Tobon not...  [Read More]

Michelle From Houston: How To Explain Startups To An Outsider

I found the startup community at the University of Illinois and never looked back. When I moved out of the thriving Chicago ecosystem and two-stepped down to Houston, Texas, I tried explaining the significance of...  [Read More]

14 Newer Online Marketing Tools Worth a Test Drive

What newer online platform will you be investing your marketing resources in this year, and why? The following answers are provided by the Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC), an invite-only organization comprised of the world’s most...  [Read More]

Entrepreneur Spotlight: Meet Simerneet Singh

“My passion is doing and teaching mediation. I find that it helps you make a better decision, evaluate situations more objectively and foster a more selfless environment among team members,” said Catapult’s Simer Singh. Simer...  [Read More]

Advertising and Social Media: The Perfect Accessory?

It’s been said that post-modernism is the new black. On the heels of one of advertising’s biggest events, I’ve been thinking a lot about this movement and how it relates to present day advertising. I’d...  [Read More]