Chicago tech hubs and accelerators are coming together to find ways to fight the ongoing coronavirus crisis. mHUB, MATTER and 1871 revealed a website this week that’s aimed at recruiting ideas to fight the illness. The organizations said they plan to tap into their networks of industry experts, entrepreneurs and software developers to source ideas, including local […]
As colleges across the country pivot online on very short notice, there are a host of complications — from laptops and Internet access to mental health and financial needs. Digital learning experts have some surprising advice: do less. “Please Do A Bad Job Of Putting Your Courses Online” is the title of one popular blog post by […]
Professors in electrical and computer engineering are using machine learning to build a robust system to alert authorities to airborne biohazards as travelers pass through TSA security checkpoints. Assistant professor Dr. Jie Huang and visiting professor Dr. Rex E. Gerald II, their lead graduate student Chen Zhu, and assistant research professor Dr. Qingbo Yang are […]
Businesses often have a contingency plan — a Plan B — in case workers can’t get to the office when there’s a power outage, natural disaster or extraordinary circumstances, like in Chicago last winter when a polar vortex plunged temperatures far below zero. But few companies expected their backup plans to be deployed for a […]
Chicago Inno’s annual Tech Madness competition is officially on to Round 2, as 32 local startups advance to the next round of our bracket challenge. More than 36,000 votes were cast in Round 1, with ActiveCampaign receiving the highest vote total in the opening round. All No. 1 seeds advanced to Round 2, as Uptake, Tempus, […]
At Stats Perform, Engineering Manager Brad Pederson said that having two employees simultaneously think about different ways to solve a problem has led to an improved set of solutions. Those solutions have enhanced business intelligence dashboards and provided clients with reliable sports data tracking metrics. View full article in Built in Chicago.
The group planning a huge mixed-use project just south of McCormick Place has landed an anchor tenant to kick off the first phase of the development: a medical innovation center founded by the largest hospital in Israel. The ARC Innovation Center would open in the first building on the former site of the Michael Reese […]
Twenty-two Chicago startups have been listed on Forbes’ annual list of America’s Best Startup Employers, with Cameo coming in at No. 19 — the highest-ranked Illinois company on the list. The list, published Tuesday, is compiled based on the evaluation of 2,500 American businesses with at least 50 employees. The list included 500 companies, which were ranked […]
When someone needs to buy a car, taking it for a test drive is often the best way to get a feel for it. But when a car dealer is looking to buy dozens of used cars for their lots, it simply won’t cut it. In 2019, an estimated 40.4 million used cars were sold, […]
Want to send a customized birthday message from Gilbert Gottfried? What about a Superbowl Party invitation from Mike Ditka? You can choose from 20,000 celebrities on Cameo, but the Chicago-based internet phenomenon began more modestly. View full article in WBBM.