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Data Shows Chicago Startups Making Progress in Increasing Diversity

The Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation partnered with Chicago:Blend, an organization dedicated to bringing diversity to the Chicago business sector, to compile data on Chicago’s increasing diversity in startups.…
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Chicago VC Launches Virtual Networking Event to Help Connect the Dots for Investors and Founders

Sandalphon Capital has announced the "midwest.tech/connect" virtual summit – a three-day event that aims to facilitate one-on-one meetings between founders, venture capital (VC) firms, and angel investors. The Polsky Center…
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City Club of Chicago: John Flavin, Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

John Flavin leads the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, which drives the creation of new businesses at the University of Chicago and on Chicago’s South Side. In this role,…
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Veteran-run Startup Rumi Spice Gets Chance in ‘Shark Tank’

The founders of Chicago startup Rumi Spice have been to war. But the thought of facing a panel of celebrity investors had them quaking, said Kimberly Jung, who, along with…
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Living the Silicon Valley Dream. In Chicago.

I’m from California. I love sunshine, hiking trails and blueberries in the winter. So in late 2015, when my company, Tovala, was accepted into Y Combinator after two years of…
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Thanks to Grubhub, You Can Now Order Food on TripAdvisor

After having inked a series of deals with different hotels, TripAdvisor signed its first partnership with a food delivery service. The Needham, Ma.-based travel company announced on Monday an agreement…
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This Chicago Startup Aims to Create Company Culture for High-Growth Companies

High growth companies are usually hyper-focused on driving sales, revenue, traction and business development. A company-wide yoga class? Improv lessons for the sales team? A manicure bar on a random…
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Chicago’s Rumi Spice is Heading Into the Shark Tank

Another Chicago startup is set to make an appearance on Shark Tank, the second showing for a Windy City tech company in less than a month. Rumi Spice, a startup…
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2017’s Best and Worst Small Cities to Start a Business

For insight into starting a business in a small city and advice on overcoming the challenges they pose, WalletHub turned to a panel of experts for their thoughts on key…
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Here’s How Much MBA Grads are Paid at Startup Jobs

If you just graduated from business school with an MBA and want to get a job at a startup, what should you expect to be paid? About $15,000 less than…

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