Zero Funding & 20,000 Fliers Ascended Sittercity to the Top of Chicago’s Business Ecosystem

“There were a million babies born to Millennials last year, and that number’s growing,” says Elizabeth Harz, CEO of Sittercity. (I happen to know this firsthand). “Digital natives are used to running everything from their phones and expect a data-centric, efficient, beautiful user experience to manage their whole lives.   “There’s also a sense of…

5 Ways You Can Out-Innovate the Competition

Innovation is expensive — there’s no denying that. No matter how you go about it, innovation takes considerable money, time, talent, and effort. Trying to drive it in-house can be a significant drain on resources, yet many companies make that their sole focus. But really, one of the most efficient ways companies can accelerate innovation is…

SMS Assist Founder Mike Rothman Invests Big In Technori

Technori takes equity investment to launch Technori Co-op, a non-traditional startup incubator, focused on disrupting how startups are launched and funded.   DV Partners, led by SMS Assist Founder and Chairman Mike Rothman, today announced a seven figure investment in Chicago’s largest and most active startup platform, Technori. The funds will be used to expand…