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Airbnb Trips’ Local-Led ‘Experiences’ Are Now Available in Chicago

Travelers are no longer looking for just a stamp in their passport or a snow globe souvenir from their trips. Meaningful, authentic, experiential travel has...

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Here Are the 13 Female-Founded Startups in 1871’s Newest WiSTEM Cohort

The newest group of female tech founders have been named to 1871's latest WiSTEM class, a program that gives added resources to women-owned startups...

SpotHero Hits the Gas Pedal With $30M in New Funding

SpotHero has its foot on the gas, and it’s not slowing down. The Chicago-based on-demand parking startup announced Tuesday that it has raised $30 million...

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This Startup Wants To Make Your Utility Company More Efficient and...

Think back to the last time you experienced a power outage. Ever looked across the street to another house or apartment building, and seen...

In Hopes of Preventing Errors, This Startup is Creating Realistic Surgery...

An estimated 250,000 deaths occur every year due to medical errors — almost half of these in the operating room. This might even be a...