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Entrepreneur

How to Raise Money in a Down Market

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 2:00 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  Aaron Dallek is a serial entrepreneur and founder of Opternative – the world’s first online eye exam. The exam can be taken…

Startups & Apps

Chicago VC Firm Is Providing a Unique Means of Supporting Startups

By | Sep 14, 2016 at 6:00 pm

The road to startup success is paved with failed attempts and business blunders. Founders and entrepreneurs are always struggling to acquire the many factors necessary to get a company off the ground and into the limelight. And while typical avenues have provide some startups…

Entrepreneur

Why You Should Ask for Advice Instead of Money

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 12:30 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  Rod Rakic is the founder of OpenAirplane, a plane sharing marketplace. OpenAirplane makes it easy for pilots to find, book, and pay…

Startup

Here’s Why You Should Expand Your Startup to Chicago

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 6:00 pm

When launching a successful startup, funding is only part of the equation. Once you have the capital you need, positioning your company so it can deliver returns is the next step. And when your startup reaches this step, location is key. If you’re planning to…

Entrepreneur

Why Your Startup Should Join an Accelerator

By | Sep 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  Constance Freedman is the founder and managing partner of Moderne Ventures, an early-stage venture fund and accelerator investing in technology companies in…

Entrepreneur

How One Chicago Startup Founder Went from Investment Banking to Startups

By | Aug 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  Ryan Coon is the founder of Rentalutions and a former investment banker. Rentalutions provides all-in-one landlord management software. Whether you manage one…

Entrepreneur

What Makes a Great Brand and How to Cut Through the Noise

By | Aug 26, 2016 at 1:20 pm

This post originally appeared on Tech In Chicago. Visit Tech In Chicago to listen to more interviews with Chicago’s top startup founders and venture capitalists.  David Gardner is the founder and CEO of ColorJar, a Chicago-based creative tech agency. Before founding ColorJar, David was a professional basketball…

Reports & Rankings

Better with Age: Chicago’s Top Ten Startup Founders over 40

By | Aug 8, 2016 at 3:00 pm

The startup world is filled with stereotypes. Whether it’s the casual dress or the unique office perks, every founder knows that people expect them to run their company in a particular way. But what if the stereotype pertains to founders themselves? It’s no secret…

Events

International Garage Band to Headline Chicago Tech Rocks

By | Aug 1, 2016 at 2:04 pm

With Derrick Rose leaving Chicago, the Windy City is reminded of a similar issue that plagues their startup and tech communities: talent leaving for greener pastures. Tech companies and budding startups alike have experienced an unusual number of qualified people leaving for bigger tech…

Gear & Gadgets

Motorized Luggage For People Too Ashamed to Buy Rascal Scooters

By | Jul 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Traveling can be an arduous task. You’re expected to endure security lines, stale bagels, and smelly aisle mates without raising a fuss for fear of ending up in a TSA holding cell. And, in addition to all that, you are also expected to carry…

Announcements

Nominate Your Boss for Tech.Co’s Top Founders Over 40 in Chicago

By | Jul 20, 2016 at 5:11 pm

When you think of startup founders, a certain image comes to mind: a 20-something year old creative type in a hoodie and flip flops. The young gun image of these leaders of business has been prevalent in recent years because of a few outliers that…

Announcements

Tech.Co Heads to Chicago for Startups, Stays for the Comedy

By | Jul 18, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Chicago has been hailed as the comedy capital of the world on more than one occasion. Whether it be Bill Murray lighting up the silver screen or Tina Fey cracking jokes at Second City, there is no shortage of talent when it comes to…

Startups & Apps

This Is the Best City to Start Your Startup In

By | Jul 8, 2016 at 10:15 am

When it comes to tech, many will undoubtably tell you that Silicon Valley is the best city to bring your startup to life. And while many major tech companies are stationed in San Francisco, more startups are starting to branch out to other cities…

Business

Two Chicago VCs Remove Risk, Raise $10M Midwest Seed Fund

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 3:00 pm

M25 Group, a Chicago-based seed-stage micro-VC firm, has raised $10M from roughly 30 limited partners for their newest fund. Headquartered in the Midwest, the VC firm has big plans to disrupt the current VC landscape in Chicago and beyond. M25 sources its investments through several…

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