6 Reasons Why Your Startup Needs a Mobile App Now

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Not every business benefits from having an app. But with the rising popularity of mobile, apps can be a great addition to your mobile readiness and customer retention strategy. The good news is that if this is your first time considering an app, you don’t…

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7 Retail Startups Changing the Way We Shop

By | Sep 16, 2016 at 10:40 am

The world of retail is one open to innovation, change and industriousness. We’ve seen the way we shop transform through the decades, but never at a rate as fast as now. These are the start-ups making those changes happen – take a look. Vinted…

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How to Maximize Online Exposure for Your Tech Startup

By | Sep 15, 2016 at 8:00 pm

The sad reality is that there are literally thousands and thousands of tech startups each and every year, and because the field is so competitive, you might be eaten by the competition. That’s the bad news. The good news is that you can get the…

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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…

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Optimize Fitness Brings Machine Learning to Your Workout

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 5:00 pm

Smart technology has made life so much easier in recent years. It’s made homes safer, it’s made meals tastier, and it’s made watches a whole lot more complicated. Unfortunately, there is no device that can work out for you. There’s no app that can…



Would Your Employees Pass This Simple Cybersecurity Test?

By | Sep 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm

In 2015, everyday citizens found hundreds of unbranded USB sticks in airports and coffee shops across four major cities (Chicago, Cleveland, San Francisco, and Washington D.C.). Letting their curiosity get the best of them, 17% of these people took the USBs and plugged them into their…

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Skratch Labs Makes Food (and Shapes a Healthy Future) from Scratch

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm

This article is part of a Startup Week content series brought to you by CHASE for BUSINESS. Startup Week is celebration of entrepreneurs in cities around the globe.CHASE for BUSINESS is everything a business needs in one place, from expert advice to valuable products…


VotePlz is One of the Easiest Ways to Register to Vote

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 4:20 pm

This week on Product Hunt, a new site launched to allow US eligible voters to register for the upcoming primary election. Using a simple three step process, VotePlz checks if you are already registered, registers you, and if needed, gives you instructions for mailing…

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3 Major Trends About to Hit Wearable Startups

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

There is a certain luxury mentality when it comes to the wearable market. We have access to a similar array of screen based media within all of our mobile devices, our sense of fashion is based on core attributes inherent in our accessories and…


What Is the True Cost of Employee Disengagement?

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

A staggering 70% of US employees are not engaged in the workplace. This modern day zombie apocalypse comes at a greater cost than you might realize – especially as a  startup. Gallup research has uncovered that the top 25% of engaged employees incur much less healthcare…

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Get Your App Trending on the App Store with Trend Pie

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 11:56 am

Have you ever wondered how can you market your app and push it to the top of the App Store’s charts without breaking the bank? Let me tell you a secret recipe: it’s possible with the help of social media. So, if you have…


3 Effective Strategies to Reduce Cart Abandonment Rates

By | Sep 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

You have powered your copy and website for optimal conversions. Your sales funnel is immaculate and leads the customer to the ultimate goal without a single hiccup. You propose different checkout options and juicy incentives along the way. Yet your cart abandonment rate is…



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…

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Top 5 Apps to Check Out This Weekend: Noodles, Political Run, and More

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 5:00 pm

It’s Friday, so let the fun begin! There is no better way to start off the weekend than by downloading a few new apps to make things a little more interesting. Maybe you could relax your mind with a challenging puzzle game. Or perhaps…

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Field Engineer: On-Demand Marketplace for Freelance Engineers

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 2:30 pm

The freelance economy continues to stay on the rise and grow exponentially from year to year, which means more market segments are becoming more comfortable with hiring freelance contractors over in-house employees or agencies. Telecom and engineering seems to be the next market ready…


With New League, eSports Takes Another Step Towards Legitimacy

By | Sep 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Just a few short years ago, video games were considered the play things of nerds and couch potatoes. But today, dozens of tournaments, competitions, and even television networks have provided gamers and viewers with an avenue to enjoy their favorite first-person shooters and role-playing…

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Blackmoon: Marketplace Lending Platform of the Future

By | Sep 8, 2016 at 6:00 pm

In recent years, consumer lending has expanded like wildfire through several online channels. Starting in 2006, this growth is mainly fueled by balance sheet lenders and Marketplace Lending (MPL) platforms, two business models that do not have banking licenses but still issue consumer loans…