Map of the local innovation industry.
Meet some of the best and newest startups based in Chicago.
Dev agency for API-driven startups.
Create flexible data endpoints, abstract the boring stuff & focus on buiding your app.
Cross-network gaming, a new way to advertise, and editorial content in one experience.
Handshake fuses cross-network gaming, thought-provoking editorial content, and a new way to advertise into one seamless experience. We encourage our readers to go on missions, solve puzzles, and report back to us. With Handshake, you don’t just read it. You are ...
LinkedIn meets EveryBlock
This tool shows you who shares your interests, ideas, or industry in your own neighborhood. Then it connects you with them to start something great.
Find your Photographer!
To find a photographer these days... it is through the word of mouth, but what if people want to browse and find the best photographer for their needs? FindPhotog is an online portal that helps the public find the right photographer for their event. Users may ...
Online Community for Women in Menopause
Menopause ChitChat is an online community for women in menopause. There are over 50 million women currently going through menopause in the United States, but very few feel comfortable discussing menopause with their friends, family, or even their own doctors. Menopause ...
Houzz for food and drink
Morsel is a social community for culinary enthusiasts. The content showcases the creative talents of influential chefs, brilliant up-and-comers of the culinary world and at-home cooks, alike. Using the iOS app or website, users create short stories, morsels, by ...
Community-Based Furniture Design
We are a furniture company that provides consumers with unique, high-quality furniture, designed by the independent furniture designers from our online community. All designs are submitted to our website and voted on by all our passionate users. We take the best ...
Flight simulator gaming community
Serving over 3,000 visitors per month in over 70 countries, YSFlight Headquarters (YSFHQ) is the largest English-speaking YSFlight fan community, and one of the largest YSFlight communities worldwide, providing players with discussion forums, addons, online events, ...
Invite-only mailing list.
We search the best weekend and long-haul flight deals so you can book before everyone else.
Vivino or Untappd for Whiskey | Data Analytics for Craft Distilleries
Distilld enables you to take a photo of the label or barcode to discover and share whiskey, distilleries and bars with your friends. Keep track of your experiences, personal collection, and wishlist to never forget a drink or recommendation again. Use the world's ...
Physical Social Media (social media + gamification)
We are creating a new social experience that will combine social media and gamification. We will offer different experiences for different demographics, but it will all enable the same thing: Meeting people with a purpose.
Internet Television Network
Whitespace–tv.com (WSTV), is a unit of 321 Media Group Inc., a Delaware C Corp. and we are currently in seed stage and looking for funds to establish platform for scale. We are building an online video distribution network, that is a multi city channel network ...
The Zenefits of workplace facility management.
SpaceHQ is an online platform that simplifies the process of creating, managing and optimizing workspaces so small and medium sized businesses can design the best environment to attract, retain and engage top talent. Our target customer has from 20-200 employees ...
The referral community
Invitation App is a social network where people post their referral codes and collect rewards on autopilot.
The online community for Chicago cycling
The Chainlink is the online community for Chicago cycling. Now 7,000 members strong, The Chainlink is the place for Chicago cyclists to find rides and routes, exchange information and connect with other cyclists.
Arts & Crafts Ecommerce and Community
Blitsy is on a mission to become the online market leader in the Arts and Crafts market.
We sell Locally Raised Meat to consumers, restaurants, grocers and at events.
Red Meat Market Inc. (also “RMM”) is a niche marketer of locally-produced natural, antibiotic free meat (“ABF”) products (beef, pork and poultry) addressing the growing demand for “better” meat. The Company has established the Red Meat Market® brand as a provider ...
Let friends decide what you watch
We're out to make finding a movie just as much fun as watching it.
Collaborative space for music instruction
You've heard of RocketSpace (SF), General Assembly (NYC) and 1871 (Chicago), for tech start-ups. Why only tech? Great ideas are meant to be stolen and reapplied. I'm creating a professionally managed space for music instructors (small businesses and/or start-ups, ...