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.
Learn through feedback
Ocean is a beginner-friendly community of designers sharing feedback. Designers post their designs to learn and improve their craft by getting quality critiques. "I love getting my work critiqued, likewise I love to give critique because I know that at the end ...
Bringing designers & clients together, a Facebook for designers!
Frespiration! is the home for the best hand-picked creative. It lets you organize your portfolio, resume, ideas and journal in a better way. We're currently preparing for the beta version and will select 500 best creative in different field to help us giving the ...
Hardware Store for Designers
At Inventables we believe the world is at the beginning of a new renaissance. We see power in product development shifting from major corporations to individual designers and entrepreneurs. The availability of low cost manufacturing tools and low cost distribution ...
A multidisciplinary design and branding agency crafting a voice for those without one.
Freelance design/web development
My personal freelance design/development endeavor.
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Subscribe to the best field-tested notebooks around. Some ideas can't be saved on a smartphone. They have to be sketched, diagrammed or written by hand. They have to be torn out and handed to someone or rolled into a bottle and sent adrift. Out of Pages wants ...
Donating to causes through silicon bands
GiveBand is in the very early stages. Each band will represent a different cause or charity. Each cause will have different value rubber band bracelets $1 up to $1000. The cause and dollar amount donated will be represented on your band.
Design a new career
Great design can change the conversation, but great design can change the world. DESIGNATION is a full-time, full-immersion, full-stack design bootcamp. Over 18 weeks, students learn digital design, front-end development and user experience (UX), and build their ...
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 ...
Empowering and equipping communities of Changemakers.
IDEAco is The Coalition for Innovative Development, Education, and Action, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Our experiential learning programs incorporate exponential technologies and design thinking to empower Changemakers. For kids, our City X Project (cityxproject.com ...
The referral community
Invitation App is a social network where people post their referral codes and collect rewards on autopilot.
The world's thinnest watch.
We created the World's thinnest watch at less than a 1mm thick with a months battery life before it needs recharging. After exceeding our goal on kickstarter by over 500% and securing $1M from our backers, we spent months developing completely new to the world ...
Designers backed by data.
Pixl is a dedicated group that believes that good design, data, and empathy can empower any organization. Together we specialize in creative strategy, data analytics, and visual design with experience ranging from Fortune 500 companies, political campaigns, and ...