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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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Jason Fried’s 37signals Will Focus Entirely on Basecamp and Change Its Name to Basecamp

By | Feb 5, 2014 at 1:31 am

As the clock struck midnight on February 5, Basecamp’s 10th birthday, Jason Fried’s company 37signals announced that they’ll be devoting all their attention to Basecamp going forward – and renaming the company “Basecamp.” “We’ve become a bit scattered, a bit diluted. Nobody does their…

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Jason Fried Shares His Hopes for Entrepreneurial Chicago [VIDEO]

By | Jan 31, 2014 at 10:47 am

In December, Tech Cocktail CEO and co-founder Frank Gruber sat down with 37signals founder Jason Fried for a fireside chat. These talks give us a chance to have an in-depth conversation with entrepreneurs who have amassed a considerable amount of knowledge and experience along…



Jason Fried Reveals the Best Advice He Ever Got from Jeff Bezos

By | Dec 13, 2013 at 1:28 pm

Last week at Tech Cocktail Sessions Chicago, 37signals cofounder Jason Fried shared the best advice Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos ever gave him. “Make the investments in the things that will not change in your business – this is the best advice he’s ever given…


Jason Fried Responds to Marissa Mayer’s Remote Work Policy at Yahoo!

By | Dec 11, 2013 at 3:00 pm

In February, Yahoo! decided to end its work-from-home program and bring employees back into the office by June. Being together, an internal memo claimed, is more efficient and creative: “Some of the best decisions and insights come from hallway and cafeteria discussions, meeting new…


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Jason Fried: 12 Things You Might Not Know about 37signals

By | Dec 10, 2013 at 1:00 pm

37signals cofounder Jason Fried joined us at Tech Cocktail Sessions last week in Chicago to discuss bootstrapping, remote work, Jeff Bezos, and more. But some of the most interesting parts were the little tidbits he let fall about life at 37signals. Here they are:…



Jason Fried: 37signals Will Be Simplifying Its Product Line in 2014

By | Dec 9, 2013 at 2:26 pm

37signals, the company already known for its love of simplicity, announced at Tech Cocktail Sessions Chicago last week that they plan to simplify their product line even further in 2014. “We’ve done too much,” said cofounder Jason Fried. “Next year we’re going to slim…



It’s as Natural as Trust: How 37Signals Built a Following of Millions

By | Dec 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

For Jason Fried, the founder of 37signals, virality is a slow and natural process. And patience to understand this can yield success, he told the audience at Tech Cocktail Sessions in Chicago on Wednesday. He started 37signals in 1999 as a web design company….


A Book in 5 Minutes: “Remote: Office Not Required” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

By | Oct 29, 2013 at 9:00 am

Don’t have time to read? Here’s a quick but comprehensive summary of  “Remote: Office Not Required” by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson, released on October 29, 2013. Who should read this: Companies or employees who are considering remote work or already doing it….


3 Surprising Reasons Distributed Teams Work Better

By | Aug 26, 2013 at 3:00 pm

I’ve been shocked by something I’ve observed recently – most of the highest-performing teams that I know are distributed teams. Companies like 37signals, WooThemes, and Buffer are multimillion-dollar companies built by teams distributed around the world. As I studied those companies more closely, I…



Neal Sales-Griffin of The Starter League on Working Your Passion and Recent 37signals Funding

By | Sep 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

It’s fitting that “sales” is built into his name, because Neal Sales-Griffin’s passion is infectious, and evidently I’m not the only one who thinks so. Earlier this month, Sales-Griffin’s Chicago-based classroom coding school, The Starter League (formerly known as Code Academy), received an undisclosed amount of funding…


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Feed your Need for Project Data with Clutch

By | May 20, 2011 at 10:30 am

Clutch, a project data feed mashup and dashboard from thehybridgroup, allows you to track your projects in one place. It provides a consolidated view of activity across projects and project applications in a feed format with an activity dashboard. No longer do you have…



The Art Of Customer Support With Sarah Hatter of CoSupport

By | Mar 26, 2011 at 5:26 pm

Sarah Hatter is the founder of CoSupport, a company that helps web and mobile app companies with their customer support. Sarah used to work in customer support at 37signals. CoSupport provides a personal support team, providing customer support for your apps. The product draws…


37Signals Launches Chalk: A browser-based app for iPad

By | Nov 4, 2010 at 12:41 am

The folks at 37Signals had 3 hours of free time so they whipped up this little ditty for the iPad. It was inspired by their office and looks to help foster collaboration. What do you think? From One of the coolest things about…



Jason Fried on 37signals Launch of 1st iPad App

By | Jun 29, 2010 at 7:36 am

We were excited to hear that 37signals had launched it’s first iPad application called Draft. The application is very much a sketch pad that can be used to jot down or whiteboard out anything your creative heart desires. The images are then captured and…


ITA Event with Jason Fried of 37signals: Free for TECH cocktailers

By | Sep 16, 2008 at 8:30 pm

This is just in from Sarah Habansky over at the ITA: ITA Speaking of Success: The Story of 37signals Featuring Jason Fried Tuesday, September 23, 2008 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm ITA TechNexus, 200 S. Wacker, 15th Floor, Chicago Free for TECH cocktailers: Just…


37signals Featured In Wired

By | Feb 28, 2008 at 8:28 pm

In case you missed it, Chicago-based 37signals founders Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson were recently featured in Wired Magazine. The articled titled, “The Brash Boys at 37signals Will Tell You: Keep It Simple Stupid” does a great job detailing what they are all…