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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...

LuminAID Crushes Kickstarter Goal for New Outdoor Home Lights

Chicago-based startup LuminAID, which makes solar-powered and waterproof lanterns designed for emergencies, crushed through a Kickstarter goal it launched for its latest product, which...

This Smart Kitchen Device Helps Make Your Grocery List. Can it...

Businesses in nearly every industry---from fashion, to take out, to pharmaceuticals---are worried about Amazon eating their lunch. In fact, this summer Reuters found that...

This Language Learning App is Now the Most Funded App Ever...

A Chicago opera singer and app builder now has the most successful app in Kickstarter history. Fluent Forever, an app that helps you learn new...

This Startup Can Turn Almost Any Bike Into a Workout Machine

Chicago entrepreneur Joseph Prosnitz was finding it difficult and painful to train for long-distance running as a person living juvenile arthritis. An avid cyclist and...

Five of Chicago’s Top Kickstarters Are Back With New Products

It's part of the crowdfunding platform's "Kickstarter Gold" series.

SAIC Professor Brings Back the Camera Lucida and Raises $300K on...

An Illinois professor has launched an innovative new art tool that's a modern reinterpretation of a device first invented in the early 1800s. Pablo Garcia, an...

This Kickstarter Wants to Know How Much It’d Cost You to...

Chicago-based Pricetitution asks the tough questions, like: "How much money would it take me to drink 4 ounces of pee from the player to my left?"

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,...

The New Chicago Makers

These maker-entrepreneurs are turning their products into scalable ventures.

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