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The 10 Most Funded Chicago Kickstarters of 2017

Crowdfunding has become a popular way for startups to gauge customer interest in products and help turn prototypes into a fully fledged business. Now, as...

This UIUC Entrepreneur Invented an Affordable Bionic Hand

Advanced bionic prosthesis, which offer haptic feedback and more nuanced movements, offer the opportunity for amputees to get the most control and feel restored...

This Chicago Company Made a Romper for Dudes

The romper has been one of the most identifiable fashion trends of the last half decade. Started in the 1900s as clothing for children,...

Shark Tank Startup LuminAID’s New Device Brings Power to Syrian Refugees

Chicago startup LuminAID, a University of Chicago-born company that scored a deal from Mark Cuban on a 2015 episode of Shark Tank, is back...

What’s Next For Illinois Equity Crowdfunding?

After a year of administrative wait, new law could help retain businesses, create jobs

Achy Back? This Startup Built a Heated Foam Roller

As a part-time pickup basketball player and a full-time person with bad posture, I swear by my foam roller. It's great for stretching out...

Phil Tadros’ Controversial History Raises Questions for Equity Crowdfunding Portals

According to investors and entrepreneurs quoted in Crains' recent piece on Bow Truss founder Phil Tadros, investments made with the serial entrepreneur haven't always...

The Nuni Toaster Aims to Bring Tech to Tortillas

Elliot Benitez remembers coming home to Chicago on break from the Rochester Institute of Technology and enjoying a home cooked meal, with hot and...

Urban Juncture Capitalizes on New Crowdfunding Law for Bronzeville Businesses

Bernard Loyd has always wanted Urban Juncture, his Bronzeville-based culinary incubator and theater space, to be an organization for the community, by the community. So...

Mumzy, the Kickstarter for Moms, Wants to Help Women Turn Ideas...

Six years ago, when Catherine Merritt (pictured above) first became a mom, she found herself coming up with idea after idea to make her...

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