The Upcoming Weekend With My Dad In Chicago

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This year we are going to Chicago – I’m heading out in about an hour. I think Chicago will be perfect for us. The post The Upcoming Weekend With My Dad In Chicago appeared first on Feld Thoughts. Personal Chicago cubs father jeff hyman son stan feld troy henikoff

Intrapreneurship Chicago 2016

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

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.

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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. Troy reminded me about the Chicago Venture Summit , which is coming up on 10/14 and 10/15.

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.

Why Chicago Will Be the Next Silicon Valley Tech Hub

Inc Startups

A look at why the Valley is losing its mojo and how Chicago might take it over as the center for innovation. Innovate

A Chicago Entrepreneur's Plan to Help 50,000 Homeless by 2017

Inc Startups

To make a backpack that would actually improve the lives of Chicago's homeless, Ron Kaplan turned to focus groups and creative design. The result: a product that's a hit with its target market

How Chicago Is Quickly Becoming The Social Entrepreneurship Capital In The US (And What It's Doing To Get There)

Inc Startups

Chicagoans have a sweet spot for social responsibility. Innovate

5 Antiquated Industries Being Disrupted by Chicago Tech

Inc Startups

These five Chicago tech companies are shaking up and disturbing the success of some industries

United Airlines Sends Rapper's Dog To Chicago (He Was Going To Burbank)

Inc Startups

Schoolboy Q ends up with the wrong dog. Schoolboy error? Secrets of the Inspired Traveler

How An Inspirational Insurance Company Is Empowering Underserved Populations in Chicago

Inc Startups

How An Inspirational Insurance Company Is Empowering Underserved Populations in Chicago. Work-Life Balance

Top 10 Fastest-Growing Private Companies In Chicago

Inc Startups

Together, these 10 firms brought in nearly $200 million in 2015 sales

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Why Chicago Is Shaping Up to Be One of the Hottest Tech Startup Scenes

Inc Startups

For the second year in a row, Chicago trails only New York City as the No. 1 hub for fast-growing private companies on the Inc. Here's a quick look at why

Why Chicago Is The Newest Entrepreneurial Hot Spot

Inc Startups

The home of the Blackhawks, Cubs, Sox, and Bears now has teams of entrepreneurs

How Chicago's Weirdest Bookstore Keeps Its Edge

Inc Startups

While its surroundings go mainstream, Quimby's Bookstore remains a haven for a clientele that prefers its reading material extra strange

The Chicago Cubs Just Won the Best World Series Ever (And Taught Us All One Major Lesson)

Inc Startups

It was a historic series that ended perfectly. Here's the lesson for you

Top 10 Lessons From Iconic: Chicago

Inc Startups

Among the highlights from the event, co-produced by Inc. and CNBC: Values matter. Hard work is back in fashion. And, of course, Sharknado 3

Here are the 10 Fastest-Growing Companies in Chicago

Inc Startups

Meet the startups creating extraordinary growth in Chi-town

Why A TechStars Alum Is Betting On Chicago's Small Business Community

Inc Startups

She's launched, fundraised and exited and now TechStars alum Sharon Schneider is on a mission to scale local businesses in Chicago

How a Scrappy Chicago Recruiter Grew His Staffing Firm to $40 Million

Inc Startups

LaSalle Network has been on Inc.'s s list of fast-growth companies for the past nine years. Here are some of its secrets for success

Inside Chicago's Start-up High School

Inc Startups

There’s a 3-year-old inner-city high school in Chicago—filled mostly with poor African American youth—grooming students who know how to think, act, and speak like entrepreneurs. Yet enrollment in the Chicago Tech Academy is highly coveted.

This Startup Built 4 Huge Farms in New York and Chicago. But the Whole Idea Was Almost Scrapped

Inc Startups

In 2009, after two years of planning, New York City denied Gotham Greens a permit to build its first greenhouse. Here's how Viraj Puri and his co-founders persisted. How I Did It

How the Five Types of Marketing Can Work For You

The Startup Magazine

Marketing Adroll AdWords chicago JJR Marketing Kickstarter Social media marketingAfter 11 years as head of JJR Marketing, a Chicagoland marketing firm serving start-ups to Fortune 500s, I still delight in helping companies find the “right recipe” for their marketing.

How Chicago Is Transforming Itself Into an Entrepreneur's Paradise

Inc Startups

Live Iconic panel in Chicago that the city has transformed into a hotbed of entrepreneurship. Three of the Windy City's most prominent businessmen -- Jeff Malehorn, J.B. Pritzker, and Howard Tullman -- said during the Inc.

Attention: Female Founders on the Rise

The Startup Magazine

We see a larger percentage of women using the services of ConVerge (The Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship at North Central College) in the Chicago suburb Naperville and increasingly some in non-traditional fields including construction, warehousing, manufacturing healthcare and technology.

Forget The Chicago Cubs. It's The Cleveland Indians Who Have The Big Lesson For You

Inc Startups

The Chicago Cubs management can go on speaking tours for the rest of their lives now. But it's the Indians who can really teach you something

Chicago Housing Bubble


Love this stuff, always a great economic indicator - "Sales activity in the Chicago area reached a new record high, hitting 52,239 units for the first half of the year, the most since 2006 and 9% higher than during the first half of 2014, according to data from RE/MAX. “We’re Chicago

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 Mentorship

What a Chicago Pizzeria Can Teach You About Employee Engagement

Inc Startups

Making big cultural changes in your company can be overwhelming, but the philosophy of Nick''s Pizza & Pub clearly produces results

In Chicago, Using Data, Not Drama, to Combat Crime

Inc Startups

My city is suffering from a surge in gun violence, much of it centered on a relatively small group of gang members concentrated in relatively small geographic areas. Using advanced analytics and smarter policing, the city can now identify and counterprogram against the worst of the worst

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. AngelList Chicago.

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.

Are Companies Really Looking For Your Product Ideas?

Inc Startups

Open innovation at the International Home + Housewares Show in Chicago

Why the Chicago Teachers' Strike Will Help Education Entrepreneurs

Inc Startups

Chicago entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to demonstrate that more and more effective out-of-class and self-directed (or computer-enhanced) learning opportunities are available to students of all ages.

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. Ideaspotting Chicago concierge service dining reservation Table Host

Chicago Start-ups Swap Equity for Services

Inc Startups

Some Chicago-based companies are bartering equity for legal, design, and marketing services. According to a Crain's report , Chicago area entrepreneurs are again swapping equity for services.


Meet the Newest Crop of Chicago Start-ups

Inc Startups

It's Demo Day at Chicago-based Excelerate Labs. This time it's Chicago-based Excelerate Labs, the incubator run by entrepreneurs Sam Yagan (of OKCupid and Sparknotes) and Troy Henikoff (of SurePayroll). Cureeo : This Chicago-based group calls itself the of collectable artwork.

I Took 250 Coffee Meetings in 400 Days. Here's What I Learned About Networking

Inc Startups

Here is how an entrepreneur built his network in Chicago by taking 250 coffee meetings in 400 days. Coffee is a great way to build new relationships. Networking

Innovation Facilitation — Death is Easy, Magic Takes Training

Gregg Fraley, Author of Jack's Notebook

KILN USA is, by an amazing coincidence, conducting a public Innovation Facilitation course in October, at the historic Keith House , in Chicago. Three Essentials for Magical Innovation Facilitation. An essential ingredient to successful innovation projects is good facilitation.

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The Ups and Downs of Doing Business in Chicago

Inc Startups

Some of the biggest names in the Windy City's business community discussed why Chicago is a great place to start up--as well as where it stands to improve--at Inc. and CNBC's iCONIC conference on Tuesday

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.