“They voted for Trump, so obviously we can’t talk about anything.” “There’s no use reasoning with them; they’re left-wing nuts.” “Why can’t they see that THEY are the problem?” This type of extreme political polarization feels ordinary in today’s America. Confident ignorance and self-righteous anger seem normal. Apparently bent on division, we dismiss the other side […]
It’s a new year, a new decade, and this March, we’re back with our 6th annual Tech Madness Championship. Chicago Inno is bringing the tech and startup communities together for some healthy competition…bracket-style. Submit your nomination here. Tech Madness is our annual bracket challenge designed to generate awareness and excitement for the city’s ecosystem, and those […]
Grace Brown’s schedule at West Potomac High School in northern Virginia is filled with all the usual academics, and she’s packed in Latin, chorus and piano as extras. What she can’t cram into the 8:10 a.m.-2:55 p.m. school day is gym class. So she’s taking that one minus the gym, and on her own time. […]
Chicago tech companies made some big gains this year — especially these 10, which collectively raised over $700M. Tempus topped the list with an impressive $200M, and enterprise software company Vistex took the second slot with its $105M round. View full article in Built in Chicago.
Chicago tech and startup companies raised at least $36 million in venture capital throughout the month of December, according to data compiled by Chicago Inno. The month’s fundings were low compared to the rest of the year. In November, Chicago tech companies raised $87 million. Over the course of 2019, May was one of the months that […]
Strokes are the fifth-leading cause of death in America, killing about 140,000 Americans every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Sometimes referred to as a “brain attack,” a stroke is an interruption of blood supply to the brain caused by a blocked or ruptured blood vessel. In the Chicago suburb of Park […]
The 2010s made one thing clear: Tech is everywhere in life. Tech is in our homes with thermostats that heat up our residences before we walk through the door. It’s in our cars with safety features that warn us about vehicles in adjacent lanes. It’s on our television sets, where many of us are streaming shows and movies through apps. […]
All indicators confirm that investment in fintech, new technology that can improve and automate financial services, is skyrocketing and is expected to exceed $30 billion by 2020. This investment will translate into dramatic time and cost savings and enhancements to service offerings from financial institutions. Here are the top 5 fintech trends everyone should be watching […]
The Federal Aviation Administration proposed wide-sweeping regulations on Thursday that would require that all but the tiniest drones incorporate technology that would enable them to be tracked at all times while flying in United States airspace. View full article in The New York Times.
Growth and evolution are necessary for business development. Take it from Adam Hughes, president and COO of fintech company Amount, who said, “There’s a consumer preference shift happening that we call the ‘Amazon effect’. People no longer accept a manual process or long wait times for traditional banking. They want applications and approvals to happen instantly […]