Exclusive: Chicago’s TechNexus Announces Roster of Spring 2012 Collaborators

By March 13, 2012

TechNexus, Chicago’s first co-working space for tech entrepreneurs, announced today its spring 2012 cohort of collaborating companies.

Unlike incubators or accelerators, the TechNexus cohort admits growth-stage companies on a rolling schedule without a predefined time frame for them to spend within the environments. The ten companies join more than 130 ventures in the TechNexus ecosystem including established firms like Motorola Mobility. By intermingling new & seasoned companies and eliminating an exit date, TechNexus aims to be a collaboration environment rather than a program.

“These 10 companies came to TechNexus because they wanted more than an incubator or accelerator program,” said Terry Howerton, co-founder of TechNexus. “They were looking for an environment that allows them to tap into the valuable collaboration that stems from the TechNexus network.”

Since its 2007 inception, TechNexus’ has helped generate more than 450 jobs and $80 million in investment capital.

The most recent collaborators to enter into the TechNexus ecosystem are:

6thirty — Internet marketing company specializing in UXD and eCommerce SEM and SEO.

Base 10 Labs — Consulting and technology for cross-platform digital signal processing, audio synthesis, and processing and recommendation engines.

Netgamix — Knowledge games with videos and multimedia. Create games and challenge friends.

PrintEco, Inc. — Cut down on office paper waste and track the financial and environmental impact of printing habits through a Web-based dashboard.

Sage Clarity — Provides Manufacturing Enablement Systems incorporating revolutionary data immersion techniques with “big data” analysis to enable the hyper information-enabled workforce of the future.

SpotHero — Reserve a Chicago parking spot ahead of time. Know exactly where you’re going to park and how much you’re going to pay, and get deals with up to 80 percent off.

Storeplacer — SaaS agile commerce platform connecting merchants and brands to social, mobile and other digital marketplaces.

StoryQuest — Enabling business-to-business stories and voices for mobile marketing and lead generation.

ZipFit — Predictive algorithm — the Pandora for apparel.

Zyndeo — Gives home buyers the tools to find the exact home that they are looking for without the wasted time of showings that just aren’t good enough.