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Taking the guesswork out of startup success

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By Anne Fisher Why do most startups fail? Eric Ries, in his new book, "The Lean Startup," writes that a common culprit is “the allure of a good plan, a solid strategy and thorough market research.”What? Aren't these the very things that conventional wisdom dictates will lead to fame...
Taking the guesswork out of startup success
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Silicon City: How shifting gears from consulting to software paid off for kCura

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By Steve Hendershot In 2004, law firm Foley & Lardner LLP hired Chicago-based software consultancy kCura to build a system to manage documents involved in large, corporate litigation cases. kCura did so, and also signed a deal to keep the intellectual property behind the product. In 2007,...
Silicon City: How shifting gears from consulting to software paid off for kCura
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Small-biz calendar: The inside scoop on angel investing, b-to-b social media and more

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Crain’s brings you weekly news of seminars, networking events, awards dinners, contests and courses of interest to Chicago-area entrepreneurs. Send your event announcements to smallbizcalendar@gmail.com EVENTS JUST ANNOUNCED Tuesday, Nov. 15 Advanced Technologies: What Starts Here...
Small-biz calendar: The inside scoop on angel investing, b-to-b social media and more
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Groupon’s Mason wins E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year honor

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Groupon Inc. founder Andrew Mason was named emerging entrepreneur of the year by Ernst & Young on Sunday.The "emerging" category is one of 10 divisions in the global accounting firm’s national awards program. Other finalists in the category included Tim O'Shaughnessy of Groupon’s...
Groupon’s Mason wins E&Y Entrepreneur of the Year honor
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Gini Dietrich: 9 ways to turn on the charm — on stage and in the boardroom

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By Gini Dietrich Earlier this week I gave the keynote address for the Center for Resource Development annual conference.During my speech, I spoke about the importance of not being boring — online or off.You see, people always want to know what it’s like on the speaking circuit.I'm here...
Gini Dietrich: 9 ways to turn on the charm — on stage and in the boardroom
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Chicago startups bring home innovation honors

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Chicago startups dominated the 10th annual Chicago Innovation Awards. Among the 10 winners brought to the stage of the Harris Theater on Tuesday night were: * Appolicious, whose websites catalog apps for mobile devices * Callibra, which provides translation software for hospital discharge...
Chicago startups bring home innovation honors
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GrubHub buys food-ordering app FanGo

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By Steve Hendershot FanGo Inc., a Chicago company that built an app to allow smartphone users to order food from vendors in stadiums and airports, has been acquired by another Chicago mobile-ordering specialist, GrubHub Inc.. The sale was completed in August, but at the time the buyer was kept...
GrubHub buys food-ordering app FanGo
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Silicon City: U of I incubator Illinois Launch aims to nurture tech startups

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By Steve Hendershot Last week’s reception for the Illinois Technology Assn.’s Fall Challenge featured a who’s who of Chicago tech companies, as firms such as GrubHub, Cleversafe and Centro lined up to meet the Challenge finalists — top undergraduate software engineers...
Silicon City: U of I incubator Illinois Launch aims to nurture tech startups
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Technori Pitch, October 2011 Recap by Justin Cerone

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Writen by guest author, Justin Cerone. It was the last Tuesday of October. More than 500 start-up enthusiasts had filled the Chase Auditorium to celebrate Chicago entrepreneurship in the latest edition of Technori Pitch. In moments, seven of Chicagoland’s most promising start-up...
Technori Pitch, October 2011 Recap by Justin Cerone
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Enough With the Gloom & Doom on Groupon

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In 2000-2001, I remember reading negative article after negative article on Amazon. It was burning money quickly, e-tailers were going under left and right and brick & mortar stores were re-asserting themselves. People kept a diligent death watch for it after the demise of Webvans ($1b) and...
Enough With the Gloom & Doom on Groupon
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