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Secrets to Building A Startup with Logan LaHive of Techstars Chicago

By | Feb 17, 2017 at 11:20 am

Being obsessed with startups is something Logan LaHive, the new managing director at Techstars Chicago, is willing to admit. “I’ve always been involved in a startup and sort of obsessed with startups and technology. My heroes, and the people I’ve looked up to, have…

Sports

Cleveland

Here’s How to Watch the World Series Without Cable

By | Oct 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The World Series between the Chicago Cubs and the Cleveland Indians kicks off tonight and it will be one for the books. The Cubs will be trying to smash a 108 year championship drought while Cleveland will try to become the second city in…

Ecosystems

Chicago

8 Entrepreneurs on What It’s Like to Be a Startup in Chicago

By | Oct 12, 2016 at 12:45 pm

With the Cubs advancing in the MLB playoffs, Chicago is abuzz with excitement. Even with winter looming in the coming months, there is a certain energy in the city that is palpable when you wander through The Loop, Lakeview, and Wrigleyville. Many people refer to…

Diversity

Chicago

Star Cunningham of 4DHealthware on Healthcare, AI, Wearables, and Diversity

By | Mar 26, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Star Cunningham is the founder and CEO of 4DHealthware, a startup that provides artificially intelligent “nudges”, SMS and email messages, to patients with chronic conditions based on data collected via 250 wearable devices like Bluetooth glucometers and activity trackers. Medicare now reimburses healthcare providers $40…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Jeff Kahn of Rise Science on Helping Pro Athletes Sleep More and Play Better

By | Mar 25, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Jeff Kahn is a cofounder and CEO of Rise Science, a sleep behavior change startup that provides sleep coaching for elite athletes. They harness the science behind sleep, and give elite athletes the power to perform at their best with the help of continuous,…

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Dima Elissa of VisMed3D on Personalized Medicine, 3D Printing, and Networking

By | Mar 18, 2017 at 10:30 am

Dima Elissa is the founder and CEO of VisMed3D, a startup providing 3D surgical patient replicas for state-of-the-art treatment and training of doctors. Based in Matter, the startup is on the cutting edge of personalized medicine. In addition to her startup, Dima devotes considerable…

Interviews

Chicago

Neal Rothschild of Rooster on Why Critical Feedback Is the Best

By | Mar 12, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Neal Rothschild is the founder of Rooster, a 6-minute daily podcast that updates you on all the news you need to know. Neal just launched Rooster at the beginning of 2016. It was great to interview a founder just getting started on a really promising…

Interviews

Chicago

Nick Moran of The Full Ratchet on What An Ideal Startup Looks Like

By | Mar 11, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Nick Moran is the cofounder and managing director of New Stack Ventures and Moran Capital Partners. He also started the very popular The Full Ratchet podcast, where he interviews venture capital and angel investing experts on successful startup fundraising and investing strategy. Nick asked me to…

Interviews

Chicago

Canh Tran of Rippleshot on Machine Learning, Fintech, and the Future of Payments

By | Mar 4, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Canh Tran is the CEO and cofounder of Rippleshot, a startup that detects payment card data breaches. They take a big-data machine learning approach, more common in search, genetics and advertising, and apply it in a novel way for the payment processing industry to help…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Data-Driven Small Business Lending with George Souri of LQD Finance

By | Feb 26, 2017 at 2:30 pm

George Souri is the founder and CEO of LQD Business Finance, a startup providing quick, convenient, and affordable financing to small and medium-sized businesses that are traditionally underbanked. LQD is leveraging data to offer business loans in the $250,000 to $3 million range to help…

Coworking spaces

Chicago

5 Relationships You’ll Form at a Coworking Space

By | Feb 23, 2017 at 12:50 pm

While many entrepreneurs are lone wolves, the value of making connections in the business world cannot be understated. Whether it’s at networking events or at the office, forming relationships is the best way to set yourself up for success. Fortunately, when you’re working in…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Troy Henikoff of Techstars Chicago on Great Pitches and Transforming Startups

By | Jan 29, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Troy Henikoff is the managing director at Techstars Chicago, a managing director at MATH Venture Partners, and a professor of Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business. If you haven’t heard of Troy yet, he is one of the biggest figures in the…

Automotive

Chicago

CarAdvise Founder Greg Tepas on Building A Marketplace

By | Jan 21, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The check engine light starts to blink and your heart sinks. A trip to the mechanic is in your future. What else do I have to fix in this car and how much will it cost? Finding a trustworthy mechanic that charges a fair…

Startups & Apps

Chicago

Rob Royer, Founder of Interior Define, On Building Trust With Customers

By | Jan 15, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Buying furniture for a home comes with it’s own sticker shock. Add in a custom-made couch and the price alone could make your heart stop. Well, one founder decided that he was done with the outrageous cost of nice furniture and cut out the middlemen. Rob…

Entrepreneur

Chicago

Oars + Alps Founders On Building The Warby Parker of Men’s Skincare

By | Jan 14, 2017 at 2:30 pm

The beauty and cosmetic industry was expected to exceed $62 billion for 2016 and skincare was the largest chunk in the global market, according to a report by MarketResearch.com. Men and women around the world are looking for that ultimate facial cream that will smooth out…

Interviews

Chicago

SpotHero’s Mark Lawrence on Building a Marketplace Business

By | Jan 2, 2017 at 12:45 pm

Whether you’re in a big city or a small town, parking is the worst. Fortunately, someone is trying to do something about it. Mark Lawrence is as the CEO and cofounder of SpotHero, an on-demand parking app and website that makes life easier for drivers by…

Virtual Reality

Chicago

InContext CTO Tracey Wiedmeyer on Virtual Reality, Series E & Talent

By | Nov 27, 2016 at 12:45 pm

After raising money from their family over Christmas, Tracey Wiedmeyer the CTO and cofounder of InContext Solutions, built their company to be a leader in scalable virtual reality shopping and retail solutions. InContext Solutions lets manufacturers and retailers simulate real in-store shopping situations to ideate, evaluate…