Picking The Right Animation Studio In Chicago


The use of computer animation is a powerful marketing tool and working with an experienced animation studio in Chicago, such as Austin Visuals , for example, can help you get the most from your efforts. Not all Chicago animation studios are a good fit for every project. You will have a better experience with Chicago animation 2D & 3D studios that work with you throughout the process to develop animation that brings your vision to life.

‘The Future of Everything’: Chicago Booth’s Annual Conference, SeedCon

The Startup Magazine

This year, The Startup Magazine is proud to sponsor the entrepreneurship and venture capital conference, SeedCon, run by the Chicago Booth business school. On Friday, January 25, the entrepreneurial community at Chicago Booth looks forward to hosting their annual conference, SeedCon. This year’s conference will take place at 1871, Chicago’s startup incubator located in the Merchandise Mart.


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Take Action Chicago: Chicago Fair Trade


Click here to sign-up for future Take Action Chicago updates! Meet our friends at Chicago Fair Trade. Chicago Fair Trade believes that consumers in the Chicagoland area play a huge role in the global economy. Chicago Fair Trade | Pop-Up Shop. Volunteer Opportunities with Chicago Fair Trade. Is there a deserving organization you’d like to see featured in a future Take Action Chicago ? Follow Chicago Fair Trade on Facebook! Take Action Chicag

The Rapidly Growing Chicago and LA Startup Communities

Feld Thoughts

Matt and I were on the FeedBurner board together and he’s got a powerful connection between LA and Chicago – another city with an incredibly thriving startup community. Matt’s part of Pritzker Group Venture Capital which has offices in Chicago and LA as a result of where JB Pritzker and Tony Pritzker call home (Chicago and LA respectively). Troy reminded me about the Chicago Venture Summit , which is coming up on 10/14 and 10/15.

Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016

Gregg Fraley

So, you may be surprised when I bend over backwards to promote Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016. Chicago area innovators and intrapreneurs, take note. If you’re in the Chicago area you wouldn’t even need a hotel room. In recent years I’ve become a bit anti-conference. I still go to some but I find the formats tired. The formula favors big name authors and speakers who sometimes miss the mark.

TechStars Chicago Applications Are Now Open

Feld Thoughts

TechStars Chicago applications are now open. You didn’t know there was a TechStars Chicago? Last night I was in Chicago at 1871 , the amazing 50,000 square foot co-working space in the Chicago Merchandise Mart that has become the convening spot for the digital economy in Chicago and the home of Excelerate Labs. He spent a bunch of time with me and David and suggested we start a TechStars Chicago. Excelerate Labs is now TechStars Chicago.

[Interview] Thomas Kane, Chicago Executive, Managing Director at Merrill Private Wealth Management


Chicago executive Thomas Kane is selfless when it comes to time outside of the office. The post [Interview] Thomas Kane, Chicago Executive, Managing Director at Merrill Private Wealth Management appeared first on Young Upstarts.

Table Host – Chicago’s New Premium Dining Concierge Service


Scoring a premium table in a vaunted restaurant in Chicago’s dining scene – one of the most vibrant in the United States – can be a daunting task. But a new premium dining concierge service, Table Host , has just launched in the Chicago scene to help foodies get round problems with last-minute, spur-of-the-moment reservations at top dining establishments. Ideaspotting Chicago concierge service dining reservation Table Host

12 Terrific Coworking Spaces in Chicago

crowdSPRING Blog

If the number of coworking spaces in a city is is any indication of its entrepreneurial health, Chicago is firing on all cylinders. Based on a recent survey by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Chicago Creative Space there are 41 coworking spaces in the city, covering a staggering 868,124 square feet of space. With these positives in mind, we’ve gathered together some of the most interesting coworking spaces in Chicago. MakeOffices has three locations in Chicago.

The Upcoming Weekend With My Dad In Chicago

Feld Thoughts

This year we are going to Chicago – I’m heading out in about an hour. I think Chicago will be perfect for us. This afternoon we are doing the Chicago Architecture Foundation River Cruise , having a drink with my long time friend Jeff Hyman (my very first VC investment was in his company Career Central, which ended up changing it’s name to Cruel World, which was fitting for its ultimate demise), and then dinner at Swift & Sons.

Italian-American Restaurant Serving Uniquely Made Food in Chicago


Franco Francese the owner of Mattone Restaurant and Bar , an Italian-American restaurant, located in the Chicago suburbs knows that too well. Besides a great taste, quality of food served matters a lot. The restaurant was once owned by his father where Franco has been in the business his entire life. We had a chance to interview Franco Francese and asked about his story, how he started his business and the future of Mattone Restaurant and Bar. Tell us your story.

12 Terrific Coworking Spaces in Chicago

crowdSPRING Blog

If the number of coworking spaces in a city is is any indication of its entrepreneurial health, Chicago is firing on all cylinders. Based on a recent survey by Newmark Grubb Knight Frank and Chicago Creative Space there are 41 coworking spaces in the city, covering a staggering 868,124 square feet of space. Resources Start ups chicago community coworking creative entrepreneur inspiration leadership startups

Chicago’s Thomas Kane on the Benefits of Giving Back [SPONSORED POST]


For Thomas Kane serving the community both within and outside of Chicago and giving back is right where he wants to be. From there, I was inspired to branch out and became involved in a number of Chicago community organizations.

Moving to Chicago for a New Job

Transformify - Recruiting

Windy City Job: 4 Tips for First Time Workers Moving in Chicago. You’ve lived in a one-bedroom Athens apartment for your entire life, and now you got a great job offer in Chicago and you’ll get to be closer to your family living in Illinois. Chicago is not Anchorage, but it does get cold in the winter. Some July Chicago days can actually remind you of summer in the deep south. Instead of subways, Chicago has an elevated train system called the “L.”

Shipwell Raises $35 Million, Plans to Expand in Austin and Chicago and Hire 200 More Employees


The post Shipwell Raises $35 Million, Plans to Expand in Austin and Chicago and Hire 200 More Employees appeared first on SiliconHills. Shipwell, which makes an online platform for any business to ship and track freight easily, announced Thursday that it has raised $35 million. Georgian Partners, based in Toronto, Canada, led the Series B round. Other investors include Fifth Wall, Global Founders Capital, Box Group and Aspect Ventures.

NYC and Chicago indie.vc Information + Q&A Sessions

Bryce Dot VC

So, I’ve lined up dates in NYC and Chicago. Chicago will be a brown bag lunch session next Friday @ Basecamp HQ. I’m heading back east next week and thought it might make sense to host a couple informal sessions where I could give a bit more of the backstory on indie.vc and where those who’re interested in participating could ask questions. NYC will be next Wed evening @ Kickstarter HQ. RSVP here. RSVP here. These will be very informal and free form sessions.

Book #29: On to Chicago

Jeff Hilimire

Each book is ranked on a 5-star scale (5 is best). ** On to Chicago: Rediscovering Robert F. Amazon’s description: “So my thanks to all of you, and now it’s on to Chicago—and let’s win there.”. On to Chicago answers for history—based on facts, not on idealized or romantic notions—what likely would have happened if RFK had lived to go on to Chicago, the city that hosted the tumultuous 1968 Democratic National Convention. My goal in 2018 is to read 52 books.

Campus as Entrepreneurial Ecosystem: the University of Chicago

Campus Entrepreneurship

Even though the University of Chicago does not have a school of engineering, it has become a leading startup university. Groupon, GrubHub, Braintree Financial and other high growth, student created firms have come of of the University of Chicago in recent years and the end is nowhere in site.

Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS) Opens Operations in Chicago

Early Growth Financial Services

Outsourced financial services firm launches in Chicago to support local startups, small, and mid-sized businesses. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) April 22, 2014 Chicago-based small businesses can now access a full suite of outsourced financial services from small business financial experts, Early Growth Financial Services (EGFS). As EGFS increases the reach of their nationwide expansion, they are pleased to announce the addition of Chicago as one of their hubs.

A List of Top Hotels to Visit While on Business Travel

The Startup Magazine

The hotel is in Chicago and is a perfect blend for any traveling entrepreneur. Community Entrepreneurship Marketing Real Estate benefits chicago communications event planners hotel Location London Manchester New York New York City pandemic Singapore traveling workplace

A List of Top Hotels to Visit While on Business Travel

The Startup Magazine

The hotel is in Chicago and is a perfect blend for any traveling entrepreneur. Community Entrepreneurship Marketing Real Estate benefits chicago communications event planners hotel Location London Manchester New York New York City pandemic Singapore traveling workplace

Female Founder Interview: Nicole Price on the Performance and Health Benefits of Breathwork

The Startup Magazine

As part of The Startup Magazine’s Female Founder Interview series , we interviewed Nicole Price of the Chicago-based International Center for Breathwork.

Public Innovation Training, NW Indiana

Gregg Fraley

Attention Michiana, NW Indiana, Chicago. Located in Northwest Indiana, near Chicago, PNW fosters a vibrant academic community through high quality and engaging undergraduate and graduate education. Public Training Offering — Getting Innovation Started. Establish Fundamentals and Avoid Pitfalls. Gregg Fraley Innovation (GFi) and The Society of Innovators at Purdue Northwest Collaborate on Public Training Seminar. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 30, 2019. PORTAGE, Ind.

Business School Is For Entrepreneurs | Chicago Booth Edition

Campus Entrepreneurship

From the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business: When Scott Freedman came to Chicago Booth as a student in the Full-Time MBA Program two years ago, he set out to create a start-up medical company using his background as the designer of orthopedic medical devices. via Chicago Booth News – Just How Responsible Does a Company Have to Be?

Groupon Co-Founders to Teach at U of Chicago’s Booth School

Campus Entrepreneurship

From Chicago’s Booth School of Business : The only two serial entrepreneurs in Chicago who can answer those questions have agreed to share what they know with students at Chicago Booth. Eric Lefkofsky and Brad Keywell, the Chicago-based cofounders of the social coupon website, Groupon, turned down an offer from Google in early December. via Chicago Booth News – Teaching the Secrets of Successful Serial Entrepreneurship.

Top 3 Startup Winner: Happenstance

The Startup Magazine

At this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois, over 100 startups presented their early-stage companies in front of hundreds of investors and industry leaders. The Happenstance app shares geolocated and little-known mini-podcasts about Chicago! As a Chicago native, she enjoyed visiting new places in the city but often found herself traveling to destinations without knowing much about the history or people behind the walls she regularly passed.

Thoughts on being a startup in Chicago: 3 tips for entrepreneurs

crowdSPRING Blog

When we first conceived of the idea that would ultimately become crowdSPRING, we never even discussed the possibility of starting the company anywhere but Chicago – it never occurred to us that we might have an easier go of it elsewhere, or that we might be able to tap into resources not available to us here. We live in the Chicago area. Our families live in the Chicago area. Our friends live in the Chicago area.

Public Hospital Modern Woes – Aging Infrastructure, Unions, Pensions, High Regulation. 

The Startup Magazine

By that time investment bankers were on a roll privatizing assets as far flung as Chilean Electricity Distribution Rights, Montreal’s container port, parking meters in Chicago, sections of the Pennsylvania turnpike, the London City airport, and (the proposed) CA & FL Lottery systems.

Founder Interview: Jim Elliott – Volunteer to NonProfit Entrepreneur

The Startup Magazine

In 1996, Jim left his career in the media industry—working with Chicago Tribune, WGN Radio and CLTV News—to become a full-time volunteer and teach individuals with disabilities how to scuba dive.

Interview with Motoko Hunt about Search around the World & SES Chicago 2008

Eric Friedman

I recently interviewed Motoko Hunt of AJPR for Search Engine Strategies Chicago where she will be speaking in the Search Around the World: Europe, Asia/Pacific & Latin America panel. I speak at SES Chicago and other conferences in US, Europe and Asia including SES, SMX and AdTech. Motoko Hunt. What is your background and what do you do for www.ajpr.com ? On my first “real” job, I was a corporate interpreter/translator.

U. of Chicago Students Try To Disrupt Course Materials Market and Save Students Money

Campus Entrepreneurship

University of Chicago students take a hack at the textbook and course materials market. Abraham, a graduate student at the University of Chicago, was standing in line at the campus bookstore last fall when he realized he was about to pay for something he’d already bought: the readings in his course pack. The team participated in the University of Chicago Booth School of Business’ New Venture Challenge, came in second place, and walked away with $18,000.

Research Sample: Case Study Campus, University of Chicago | Bump’s David Lieb On 60 Million Downloads | Video

Campus Entrepreneurship

One of the cases that I am completing is of the University of Chicago. Perhaps the most prominent venture out of the University of Chicago in recent years is Groupon. Another great success out of the Booth School of Business is Bump Technologies. Two of the founders, David Lieb and Jake Mintz, conceived of the initial idea while in a first year accounting class and eventually won the school’s 2009 New Venture Challenge. Below is an interview with Lieb via Tech Crunch.

Top Startup Winner: Balodana

The Startup Magazine

The top startup at this year’s FUND Conference in Chicago, Illinois was Balodana , a fashion purchasing platform disrupting the women’s e-commerce fashion industry. HQ Location : Chicago, Illinois. The Startup Magazine recently featured two of the FUND Conference Top 3 Exhibitor winners, Happenstance , and Digs. We’ve saved the best for last.

Career Advice: Seth Whitmer on Healthcare Administration and Healthcare Management

The Startup Magazine

The University of Chicago offered the first formal two-year graduate program. Staffing career advice career opportunities demand financial management health insurance Healthcare Human resources Insurance Marketing plan Nursing home scalability scheduling Technology University of ChicagoHealthcare administration is a broad-ranging field with many healthcare career opportunities for dedicated individuals.

5 Ways To Start A Business Without Capital


John Cerasani, a Chicago area native and Northwestern University alum, is an entrepreneurial success through a number of business endeavors. Advice For The Young At Heart Chicago Funding John Cerasani Paid Training startup startup tipsby John Cerasani, author of “ Paid Training “ With little help from a seemingly stagnant unemployment rate and recent graduates flooding an already meek job market, job seekers are left with little to no hope for securing stable positions.

How Philadelphia is Winning a Startup Renaissance

The Startup Magazine

In the past, large numbers of Philly’s top students flocked to California, New York, and Chicago after graduation. The City of Brotherly Love. The Birthplace of America. The town that introduced the world to Rocky Balboa and cheesesteaks. Philadelphia gets called a lot of things.

Keynote Speech at the Global Security Challenge, Chicago, September 22

Pascal's View

I will be the keynote speaker at the America Midwest Regional Final competition of the Global Security Challenge (GSC) on September 22nd in Chicago. This event is part of a global competition to deliver innovative solutions to pressing cybersecurity problems. The GSC Security Summit 2009, which will be held November 13 in London, will see the culmination of the six regional finals held around the world in September and October.

MentorMob.com Aims To Revolutionize Learning Through Crowdsourcing


But Chicago-based startup MentorMob ( www.mentormob.com ) wants to change that – the free, community-based collaborative service aims to aggregate and organize the best online educational content on any topic, so it’s easier to find. Feature Story Chicago collaborative platform educational content MentorMob MentorMob.com online learning

Startup Mixology / Techcocktail in Chicago Brad Feld and David Cohen

Fred Destin

Brad and David , with typical Rockies cool, are here to talk about their new book, “Do More Faster” (buy it more this startup ). Brad and David embody early stage investing as it should be and it’s great to hear such an inspirational set of speakers. For me, in venture for about 10 years now, guys like Brad are the reason why I joined the business and thought “investing can be done differently”. Embracing ignorance , avoiding arrogance.

The Best Places Worldwide to Start Your High-Growth Startup

Up and Running

Chicago, Illinois, USA. While Chicago ranks seventh overall according to Compass, it has also been ranked number two on the Inc. In fact, since 2012, Chicago jumped up in the rankings all the way from the number 10 spot to number seven. Chicago also ranked second, according to PricewaterhouseCooper’s successful cities study, in terms of entrepreneurial activity. Chicago Tech Events Guide to the Chicago Tech and Startup Scene. AngelList Chicago.

Intro to Blockchain: Why You Can’t Miss Out

The Startup Magazine

Fintank , the Chicago-based Fintech facilitator, recently hosted the Fintank Blockchain Summit in Chicago. Event Finance Technology biometrics Bitcoin blockchain chicago Cloud cryptocurrency data management decentralized identifiers fintank fintech governance ICO IEEE self sovereign identity VeridiumID W3CBlockchain is a financial technology platform that is truly a “phenom”, but one with the lasting potential to affect every aspect of our society.

Startup Winner – Yip Yap

The Startup Magazine

The Austin conference was the inaugural Texas event after several successful Chicago FUND Conference events. Event accelerator Advertising angel investors Austin Business model capital Capital Factory Accelerator chicago Children communication conference conversation customers Entrepreneur events Facebook FUND Conference fundraising hardware market need mentor mobile technology network Partnership Pipsqueak product Smartphone Social media startup subscription Technology vision Yip Yap

Texas 65

Mentor vs. Entrepreneur Coach

The Startup Magazine

Contributed by Martha Carney, Executive Director of the Chicago area North Central College, Converge Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Community Incubators and Accelerators Seed and Angel Investors Startups accelerator chicago ConVerge MentorshipWhat is the difference between a mentor and entrepreneur coach? Startups ask us to clarify this question all the time, so this is our attempt to outline the differences as we see it at ConVerge.