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Chicago

15 Fastest Growing Tech Companies in Chicago

By | Dec 13, 2017 at 9:20 am

Being from Chicago comes with a certain amount of pride. Whether it’s because the sports teams are so good, the winters are so bad, or the startup ecosystem is so great, the Second City breeds a level of confidence unseen around the world. And…

Transportation

Jaguar Land Rover Invested Big in These 11 Transportation Companies

By | Dec 11, 2017 at 1:30 pm

The transportation industry is seeing some serious innovation. Between self-driving technology and electric cars becoming the new norm, established automotive manufacturers are doing their best to keep up. However, they can’t do it on their own, which is why many have invested in burgeoning…

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Reports & Rankings

50 Best Companies to Work for in 2017

By | Nov 30, 2017 at 3:50 pm

A good job is a lot harder to find than some people realize. After all the résumé-sending and interview-attending, it can feel like it’s never going to happen. But then, a ray of sunshine touches down on your search and you’re called in for…

Social Good

These Companies Are Helping Homeless People Get a Fresh Start

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 2:30 pm

If you’re struggling to find somewhere to donate for Giving Tuesday, have no fear. There are plenty of social issues out there that could use your help year round, and there are more than enough avenues to do so. Homelessness, for example, remains a…

Social Good

5 Charitable Startups to Check Out on Giving Tuesday

By | Nov 28, 2017 at 10:50 am

After the retail madness of Black Friday and the digital mayhem of Cyber Monday, it’s easy to feel like all your shopping is done. However, because the holiday season is supposed to be a time of charitable donations, Giving Tuesday has become a staple…

Health

Village Capital to Fund Companies Solving Problems of Aging Population

By | Nov 14, 2017 at 3:50 pm

It’s no secret: people are getting older. Between improved healthcare technology and the country’s largest generations hitting that certain age, governments and citizens alike seem unprepared for what will eventually be the largest demographic shift the US as ever seen. Fortunately, the entrepreneurial community…

Reports & Rankings

50 Smartest Companies in the World, According to MIT

By | Nov 2, 2017 at 2:30 pm

I think we can all agree that the people at MIT are some of the smartest in the world. So when the editors of the MIT Technology Review put out a list of the 50 smartest companies in the world with elaborate and intellectual…

Funding

Understanding Funding Rounds of the 100 Highest Valued Unicorn Companies

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 3:50 pm

As the saying goes, a unicorn company can’t be built in a day. Much like the rest of the entrepreneurial process, success takes time and hard work, and there are no shortcuts to accelerate it. You’ll need to make small, achievable goals along the…

Reports & Rankings

The Age of the Decacorn: 7 Companies Valued at More than $10 Billion

By | Jun 7, 2017 at 1:30 pm

In the business world, a unicorn is a private company that is valued at more than $1 billion. Named for their rarity and their prestige, these companies used to be more rare than an actual unicorn. However, as technology has made entrepreneurship easier than…

Startups & Apps

Meet 14 Veteran-Led Startups Charging Ahead in Business

By | May 29, 2017 at 2:30 pm

There are about 200,000 military personnel that transition from military to civil life and according to the Institute for Veterans and Military Families, and many are charging ahead to start their own business. What veterans may not realize is that they have many of the…

Jobs/HR/Recruiting

Top 50 U.S. Companies Where People Want to Work in 2017

By | May 18, 2017 at 3:30 pm

With many positions in technology expected to grow in the next decade, companies will be expanding their labor pools and will need to work hard to maintain its culture to retain employees. LinkedIn released the Top 50 U.S. Companies of 2017 list where people…

Startups & Apps

50 Startups Aimed at Changing the World Join Kairos Society

By | May 2, 2017 at 3:30 pm

Kairos Society has announced this year’s Kairos 50, a collection of the 50 most innovative seed-stage companies in the world. The Kairos Society is dedicated to empowering young entrepreneurs to innovate in areas where others have remained unsuccessful and tackle global issues to make this a…

Business

The Top 20 Unicorn Companies in the US Right Now

By | Feb 21, 2017 at 2:20 pm

Unicorns are rare. Whether it’s in the business realm or in J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, these magical creatures have unique properties that make them the most valuable entities in their respective universes. And while I would love to delve into the Harry Potter books…

Business

3 New Companies That Are Using Big Data to Save You Money

By | Dec 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Big data is one of many buzz words that has been knocking around tech blogs and business publications for a while now. However, it would be fair to say that many of us still aren’t entirely sure what it actually means. Moreover, it’s not always…

Business

Here’s How to Find the Right Advertising Voice of Your Brand

By | Aug 10, 2016 at 5:00 pm

You’ve figured out your content strategy and how to distribute it across the appropriate channels. Your planned out the marketing plan to guarantee the most influential people will see it. Now you have to convey your message with the right voice to build a strong…

Tips & How To’s

4 Tips to Innovate Your IT Department

By | Jul 19, 2016 at 10:00 pm

IT management is anything but an easy task, and CIOs believe that there’s an ongoing talent crisis and in the field. In a world of extreme dynamism, fierce competition and reliable change, the ability to reinvent yourself through IT has become essential, bringing higher efficiency, reduced costs…

Business

Common Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make When Calculating Their Net Worth

By | Jul 5, 2016 at 9:45 am

Every entrepreneur dreams of financial independence. That independence entails more than just security, as it can allow for a healthy work/life balance, charitable endeavors, and more. The trouble is that managing personal finances, especially as an entrepreneur, can be challenging. As surprising as it…