Chicago is not known as one of the top tech hubs in the U.S. The city’s startup scene is also not one of the largest, given the missing support and environment required to build a startup and sustain it. However, there is certainly not a lack of potential. View full article in Commercial Property Executive.
When Mike Norris graduated from Baltimore’s Stevenson University with a degree in business information systems, he thought he’d quickly nab an entry-level tech job. Instead, he found himself working as a security guard patrolling parking lots, earning $7.50 an hour. “I graduated in 2001, during the dot-com bust. There weren’t jobs anywhere for my skills,” […]
Imagine bananas that never go bad. To Aidan Mouat, CEO of Chicago-based Hazel Technologies, it’s not so far-fetched. His company makes a product that extends the shelf life of all sorts of produce — avocados, cherries, pears, broccoli — by slowing the chemical process that causes decay. Some of the world’s largest growers are using […]
Chicago will forever be known as the Windy City, but as of late, the winds of change are giving it another moniker: Tech City. This new title has positively affected the commercial real estate landscape in many ways, particularly downtown. View full article in CoStar.
For most companies, the main goal is to maximize profits. But at some businesses, profit and purpose go hand-in-hand. Often referred to as “social impact” companies, they aim to do more than simply make a buck, as they work to create a positive impact on the world. Social impact startups in Chicago hail from a […]
Tech companies in the complex, nuanced healthcare space are always striving to make things easier for patients. And with advances in mobile technology, machine learning and data wrangling, breakthroughs are inevitable. View full article in Built in Chicago.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and several Chicago tech leaders gathered Monday morning to celebrate the third annual Chicago Tech Day, and highlight the 2,000 new jobs that 15 local tech companies have added over the last several months or will be adding in 2020. View full article in Chicago Business Journal.
With the demand for workers with advanced tech skills skyrocketing, many companies are putting more resources into recruiting, hiring and nurturing the right talent to remain in the global competition. That means employees willing to put time into developing tech skills may have the upper-hand in landing some of the most in-demand roles. View full article […]
Several technology companies announced plans on Monday to add a total of more than 2,000 new jobs in Chicago through 2020, including one business that plans to reshape the city’s South Side. Representatives for 15 businesses joined Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot at the Loop headquarters of Relativity, a software company, to celebrate the city’s Tech […]
5G, or the fifth generation of mobile technology , and the internet of things (IoT) are two macro technology shifts rapidly moving from aspirational visions to real-world applications. View full article in Forbes.