Chicago’s Hottest Showcasing Startups Are…

Last night was Tech Cocktail’s Chicago Mixer and Startup Showcase and Speaker Series. As always, we held our Hottest Showcasing Startup series, including the pre-event Reader’s Choice online poll, as well as the Best Pitch award, as determined by the Live SMS poll.


Reader’s Choice

Project Travel – Project Travel is a peer-funding platform that makes educational travel possible. Meaningful travel takes money, but too many students skip this formative experience because of some perceived financial limitation.  Project Travel sparks future travelers to ask for money with confidence while making it easier than ever to activate their communities to give

Best Pitch 

WeDeliver – Commonly referred to as “Uber for deliveries,” WeDeliver believes the best part about what they do is the crowdsourcing component. Through mobile technologies, they power a capable workforce of local residents, who have free time, and connect communities to facilitate deliveries. They also have a strong focus on a superior level of customer experience, which they achieve through a proactive onboarding process and continual investment in their team.

Congratulations to Project Travel and WeDeliver! As part of their victory, they receive recognition in Tech Cocktail’s Weekly newsletter, get an invitation to a future Tech Cocktail Week, and move onto the next round with the chance to qualify for Tech Cocktail Celebrate, our national startup showcase event.

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Kira M. Newman is a Tech Cocktail writer interested in the harsh reality of entrepreneurship, work-life balance, and psychology. She is the founder of The Year of Happy and has been traveling around the world interviewing entrepreneurs in Asia, Europe, and North America since 2011. Follow her @kiramnewman or contact
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