This Leading AI Chicago Startup Turns Raw Data into Meaningful Stories for Business Intelligence

Chicago wasn’t built in a day, as the saying nearly goes, reminding us that everything worth doing takes time, patience and unwavering hard work.  Stuart Frankel learned that lesson over nearly a decade of experience. In the nine years since he co-founded Narrative Science — which creates software that translates headache-inducing data into useful information…

Technori and Founder Institute: A Free Spot in the Startup Launch Program

APPLY BY APRIL 14TH!!   In the decade since the Founder Institute was established, it’s grown into the world’s premier pre-seed startup accelerator with over 3,500 companies launched across the globe, with program graduates having raised over $800 million. Co-Directors Jason Randolph and Jason Jacobsohn have played no small part, having built the Chicago branch…

From Parents’ Kitchens to Sold Out Across Chicago – The Story of Quevos’ Healthy Egg White Chips

[Invest NOW on Kickstarter!]   Nick Hamburger is a good egg. At just 21, he’s whip smart ready to scale his healthy-snack startup into the next big food brand.   Quevos is a snack chip made from egg whites. “It’s a combination of the words quick and huevo,” Nick says. “Spanglish for ‘quick huevos.’ Eggs…

Genuity Shakes up IT Management Pricing Models, Helping Small Businesses Afford Enterprise-Level Tools

  Colum Donahue’s IT management company Genuity is built on a simple concept: the less you understand, the more you par.   The market is designed that way, says Colum, Genuity’s co-founder. Telecom service providers and SaaS companies, for example, often profit from keeping customers in the dark. Labyrinthine contracts with incomprehensible pricing structures, surcharges,…

Let MBX Handle Your Startup’s Manufacturing and Hardware Logistics

  One of the main takeaways from the book I’m listening to right now, Jim Collins’ Good to Great, is that the vast majority of innovative companies –– the ones that are exponentially outperforming the market –– have leadership born from within the company. They haven’t brought in a hired gun, a superhero solver of problems,…