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USA Today: Here’s How Technology Can Help Reduce Political Polarization

“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 […]

American Inno: Tech Madness Is Back! Send In Your 2020 Nominations

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 […]

The New York Times: The Tech That Will Invade Our Lives in 2020

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. […]

Forbes: The Top 5 Fintech Trends Everyone Should Be Watching In 2020

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 […]

Built in Chicago: Inside 8 Rising Tech Companies You Should Know

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 […]