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Tuesday, Mar 11, 2014 at 10:37 AM
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By Alexandria Fisher

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Facility to Promote Chicago's Women-Owned Tech Startups

Women in Chicago’s tech world will soon have a new opportunity. Read »

Friday, Aug 9, 2013 at 6:37 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Are Chicago Startups Running Out of Space?

Are Chicago Startups Running Out of Space?

If you’re looking for a great new venture, you may want to get into the real estate game. According to a new report by real estate services company CBRE, the startup community’s growth has lead to an... Read »

Thursday, Jul 11, 2013 at 11:27 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Mayor Emanuel Honors 1871 Startups

Mayor Emanuel Honors 1871 Startups

The beloved digital hub for start-ups is about to get a little love from on high: Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Governor Pat Quinn are holding a luncheon Thursday for 1871’s leadership and the six member companies that... Read »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 3:04 PM
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By David Wolinsky

How 1871 Has Changed Chicago’s Startup World

How 1871 Has Changed Chicago’s Startup World

There was a time when it seemed like Groupon and daily deals were Chicago and the startup world’s future. That has changed radically, certainly within the last year. As Groupon’s star has been waning, the notion... Read »

Friday, May 3, 2013 at 12:52 PM
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By David Wolinsky

PHOTOS: 1871's One-Year Anniversary Party

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Friday, Aug 17, 2012 at 10:08 AM
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By David Wolinsky

Peek Inside Chicago's Tech Hub 1871

Peek Inside Chicago's Tech Hub 1871

It's gotta be pretty tough to be an entrepreneur in Chicago without having heard of 1871. That's a number that has a lot of significance in this town because, yes, it was when that scapegoated cow allegedly... Read »

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Daily Deals

Daily Deals

Learn from the original daily deals site, Groupon.

Pets

Pets

Some officials have estimated the City of Chicago's dog population to be somewhere around 500,000. Add in all the cats, fish and birds and you've got yourself an industry just begging -- and barking -- to be...

Social Media

Social Media

Social media offers traditional business minds a 12-6 curve ball. But we can help.

Fashion

Fashion

There are plenty of questions for a fledgling fashionista to answer. Never fear: We've got the goods.

Marketing

Marketing

Good luck making a dent in the public conscience if you don't have marketing and branding plan to get your message out.

Food Business

Food Business

Experts say 90 percent of new restaurants fail in their first year of operation. You want to be the 10 percent that makes it. But how?

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David Wolinsky David Wolinsky is a freelance writer, lifelong Chicagoan, and reasonably handsome business-study scion.
Kim Vatis Kim Vatis joined NBC5 News in 1997. She currently Anchors the weekend morning newscasts, is general assignment reporter and special projects reporter for the 10 PM newscasts.
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