Startups & Apps

SelfMe: The Future of Communication is Here

By | Sep 12, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In the past decade or so, social media has taken over and has enabled people to reach unprecedented levels of popularity. It all began with MySpace, then came Facebook, YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Tinder, and Snapchat. From the start, self-disclosure has been at the core…

Ecosystems

Workation: 10 Getaways Near Chicago

By | Sep 10, 2015 at 2:00 pm

While Chicago is a great place to live and work – especially if you’re looking to build a company – sometimes you just need to take a small break. But, alas, sometimes living the startup dream is actually far from it, and going away…

Product Launch

Chicago’s Public Good Launches Nationally

By | Sep 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Chicago based Public Good, an online donation platform and social network for discovering and contributing to non-profits, has just launched nationally. The company was founded in 2013 and until recently served local Chicago non-profits. They now have over 1 million charities on their site…

Jobs

The Best Cities for Techies to Find Jobs

By | Aug 31, 2015 at 4:00 pm

In August we analyzed how students were bypassing traditional education and starting to use coding bootcamps to shift their careers, but where are the best cities for them to find jobs after? Between the drastic cost of living differences that are tied to Silicon…

Ecosystems

The Greener Side of Chicago Startups

By | Aug 27, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Chicago is no stranger to being green and focusing on sustainability. As far back as 1909, city planner Daniel Hudson Burnham created a plan focusing on urban growth and greenbelt around the metro area. Now there is more than 5.5M square feet of green…

Celebrate Startup Tour

Vote Online for the Startup of the Year [Chicago]

By | Aug 26, 2015 at 2:20 am

Tech.Co’s Celebrate 2015 is just around the corner – a celebration of all things startup that will include mentor sessions, inspiring keynotes, workshops, and our Startup of the Year Competition. All year long, we’ve hit cities like Dallas, TX; Memphis, TN; and Baltimore, MD;…

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,…

Social Media

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…

Ecosystems

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…

Ecosystems

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,…

Ecosystems

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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