What started out as a mobile app letting users shop a curated collection of drinks, food, and everyday essentials that are delivered to you in under an hour, now has two brick-and-mortar locations for those of you running to a party without a bag of chips and dip in hand. Founded in 2013, Foxtrot is a combination of “1 part store, 1 part curator, and 1 part delivery” giving the public access to quality goods in a convenient manner. Taking their idea and business model through Phase II of the 2013 Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC), founder Michael LaVitola, MBA ’14, has become a favorite Chicago startup that’s been recognized by the likes of CNN, and the always trendsetting, Thrillist. Whether you want some pie delivery to you from your favorite Chicago spot on a Friday night or you plan on bringing some party staples to your friends house, FoxTrot is proving it has you covered for any occasion. Go ahead, follow @foxtrotchicago and try not to order something, we dare you!



  • Founded by Michael LaVitola, MBA ’14
  • 2013 Phase II team of the Edward L. Kaplan, ’71, New Venture Challenge (NVC)
  • Headquartered in Chicago, IL
  • UChicago Startup Investment Program Recipient (2018)
  • @foxtrotchicago

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