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How One Chicago Startup Founder Went from Investment Banking to Startups

By | Aug 29, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Ryan Coon is the founder of Rentalutions and a former investment banker. Rentalutions provides all-in-one landlord management software. Whether you manage one unit or multiple buildings, Rentalutions gives you the ability to receive electronic rent payments, manage leases, find the right tenants, and deal…

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Chicago Startups Had Their Best Funding Year in 2015 [INFOGRAPHIC]

By | Jan 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

2015 was a pretty good year for Chicago startups. According by the annual Chicago Startup Report released by Built in Chicago, Chicago startups raised 9 percent more funding than they did in 2014 and made 15 percent more money in exits than the previous year. The infographic below contains…

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Freight Tracking Startup FourKites Wins Patent Lawsuit

By | Nov 16, 2015 at 12:30 pm

In the tech industry, patent infringement lawsuits are not uncommon. Most of these are due to so-called patent trolls who buy patents and then sue other companies who try to patent similar innovations, hoping for a settlement. However, some of them are legitimate lawsuits that…

Announcements

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Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is Stopping in Chicago

By | Nov 4, 2015 at 10:00 am

We are proud to partner with Microsoft Ventures to promote their Machine Learning Accelerator in Seattle. Read the full series of stories, as they are published, here. The Microsoft Ventures Accelerator Tour is visiting 11 US cities to spread the word about their accelerator…

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10 Chicago VC Firms You Need to Know About

By | Sep 14, 2015 at 12:30 pm

Chicago is usually towards the top of the list when it comes to startup hubs in the United States. It’s no surprise that Tech.Co had its first events in that city, (back when we were simply known as Tech Cocktail), providing demo space and networking opportunities for Chicago…

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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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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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,…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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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…

Tips & How To’s

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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,…

Incubators

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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…

Celebrate Startup Tour

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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…

Reports & Rankings

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Top 20 Chicago Startup Founders Under 30

By | Jul 2, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you’re unaware: Chicago is a damn good place to start a company. Whether it’s the great community of entrepreneurs and support for women startup founders, to even just the mere beauty of the city itself, there’s plenty of reasons why many Chicago startup…

Health

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Chicago Startup Fights to Lower Your Medical Costs

By | Jun 29, 2015 at 9:00 am

Even if you have great health benefits through your employer, when unforeseen emergencies hit, medical costs can get out of hand quickly. Then add on the percentage of medical bills that have errors (up to 80%!) and you can’t help but feel a little outraged…

Ecosystems

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5 Damn Good Reasons to Startup in Chicago

By | Jun 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

If you’re not from Chicago, the extent of your Chicago knowledge might boil down to deep-dish pizza and “My Kind of Town.” But look a little closer, and you’ll find a thriving technology scene – and some damn good reasons to startup in Chicago….

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Sell Across Multiple Channels with Newly Launched eSale Solutions

By | Jun 1, 2015 at 9:00 pm

In the ecommerce world, there are many businesses, makers, and merchants who want to broaden their market by selling across multiple online channels. And, where there is demand for multi-channel sales, there are services and platforms that exist to serve these merchants. A new player in…

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12 Chicago Food Startups that Make You Go Yum

By | May 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

Sure Chicago is known for their deep-dish pizza, hot dogs and Italian beef. But the city’s culinary scene offers more than what is considered Chicago staples; it’s really a Foodie haven. Chicago is a city of many neighborhoods, all of which come with their own…

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Advertising Tech Innovator edo Interactive Raises $20M

By | May 27, 2015 at 7:00 am

Last week, Chicago’s edo Interactive announced that they raised $20M Series E Round mostly from existing investors including VantagePoint Capital Partners, Chicago-based Baird Capital, and several Nashville-based investment firms (edo also has a home base in Nashville). Along with this news they also announced…