Celebrate Startup Tour

Dabble, KnowledgeHound, and Caysh Win Chicago Startup of the Year

By | Aug 25, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In preparation for the final competition at Celebrate 2015, the Tech.Co Startup of the Year Competition and Mixer made a stop in Chicago last Thursday to gather with the community at the new WeWork Fulton Market coworking space. Along with Saper Law and Troy Henikoff,…

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This Veteran is Helping People Fuel Their Dreams

By | Aug 25, 2015 at 9:00 am

For a lot of people, the realization that they’re meant to walk an entrepreneurial life path strikes at seemingly random times – almost out of the blue. That is, most of the entrepreneurs I speak with can trace their journey back to one formative…

News & Content

The Slow and Steady Build of Health Publisher Veritas Health

By | Aug 17, 2015 at 9:00 am

This isn’t the story of a startup that’s been around for 2-5 years, but one of a company that has, over the last 16 years, been slowly honing their content and strengthening the trust of their viewers. Chicago based Veritas Health is an online health…


Chicago Locals Love Their Startup Ecosystem

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago, it goes by many names: The Windy City, Chi-Town, and Chicagoland. I’ve even heard some people on the West Coast Best Coast call it the Los Angeles of the Midwest. Alternatively there are those on the East Coast that call it the New…

Product Launch

Hired Launches in Chicago to Connect Tech Talent to Top Companies

By | Aug 6, 2015 at 8:00 am

Shortly after their launch in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan market early last month, Hired has launched its online job marketplace for tech talent in Chicago, IL. It’s the company’s first official launch into the Midwest, and it will provide some of Chicago’s fastest-growing with…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Who is Chicago’s Startup of the Year? [Poll]

By | Aug 3, 2015 at 2:33 pm

Chicago startups can celebrate a lot of success and a wealth of a startup ecosystem from which to draw support. On Thursday, August 20, you’re going to want to join the community to find out who’s moving, who’s shaking, who’s investing, who’s hiring, and who…

Product Launch

Two Chicago Tech Giants Battle it Out for Dominance in Food Delivery

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 4:00 pm

The Chicago, IL-based, local commerce powerhouse Groupon announced today the official launch of its food delivery and takeout service Groupon To Go. Launched in beta this past March, the new platform will offer options from more than 500 restaurants across Chicagoland. With its official…


5 Startup Hangouts in Chicago That Aren’t Coworking Spaces

By | Jul 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Where do you go if you want to meet other entrepreneurs in a casual, spontaneous, this-might-actually-lead-to-a-real-relationship way? Why, one of Chicago’s startup hangouts. You could go to a coworking space – and Chicago has many – but it’s a bit pricey if you are…

Startups & Apps

A Chicago Based Startup is Expanding the Freelance Economy

By | Jul 29, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Chicago based ConceptDrop has realized the potential of the freelance economy and is working to create equal opportunities for talented freelancers, by connecting them with clients who need their skills. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) recently reported that self employment only rose 0.9%…

Tips & How To’s

This is Why Your First User is Vital to Your Startup’s Success

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 2:00 pm

User or customer acquisition is one of the most prevalent issues that face companies both young and old; regardless of the stage of a company, one of the primary goals is often to increase its numbers of users. When you’re a a brand-new startup,…


The Greatest Startups in Chicago History, and Their Proteges

By | Jul 16, 2015 at 2:00 pm

When you think about the many different, successful tech ecosystems spread across the US there are a few givens that just can’t be dethroned. You’ve got New York, Silicon Valley, and Washington DC for sure, but I’d also say that you have to include…

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Chicago based Otobots Launches Car Repair Delivery Service

By | Jul 14, 2015 at 8:00 am

Every startup wants to be the next “Uber for (insert vertical here).” Our world is becoming increasingly on-demand and mobile, so if new businesses want to compete, it’s certainly beneficial for them to have mobile or on-demand as part of their business model. Out of…


Roniin Connects Experienced Entrepreneurs with New Blood

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Paul Lee is an experienced entrepreneur and venture capitalist. He spent years investing in startups as a General Partner at Lightbank, and sat on the board of directors of many of them. All of this experience led him to do what comes naturally to…


6 Unique Places to Work in Chicago

By | Jul 9, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is certainly not short on coworking spaces, but sometimes you need a place to work that’s a bit different. A way to change up your routine, see things from a new perspective, and get a fresh infusion of energy. This celebration of the…


Techstars Chicago Announces Its Fall 2015 Class

By | Jul 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Yesterday, Techstars Chicago announced the 10 startups that will be participating in its Fall 2015 cohort. According to the blog post written by Techstars managing director, Troy Henikoff, the majority of the companies selected for this year’s class fall into the B2B space –…


Cloud-Based KnowledgeHound Raises $1.2M Seed Round

By | Jul 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago, IL-based KnowledgeHound, the Google of market research, today announced the closure of a $1.2M seed round led by two investors. Founded in 2013, KnowledgeHound is an enterprise market research data-retrieval and visualization platform that has worked with organizations such as Pepsi Co, Mars,…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Tech.Co is Heading to Chi-Town to Find This Year’s Top Startups

By | Jul 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Chicago, we love. While Tech.Co’s headquarters is now based in Downtown Las Vegas, our early roots are founded in the Chi. And, I mean, there’s plenty of reasons why a lot of great startups are born in Chicago – it’s simply a great place…