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Technori with Scott Kitun from WGN Plus

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Chicago’s G2 crowd lands major CMO acquisition

12/15/2017
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Ryan Bonicci is a veteran of both HubSpot and Microsoft. Now he’s come to the windy city to help push G2 Crowd to the next level. What are some of his business tips? Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:22:30


Off The Record With Caleb Gardner: Net Neutrality

12/13/2017
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Caleb Gardner joins Scott Kitun for a bonus interview to discuss the ramifications of the FCC possibly changing net neutrality. How could this impact your internet experience? And what can you do to have your voice heard? Gardner was an organizer for the Obama campaign and is currently co-founder of 18 Coffees digital consultancy. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:07:59


Changing the world is viable for 18 Coffees

12/13/2017
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Caleb Gardner is helping mission-based companies get a digital foothold through his consultancy. It’s a difficult landscape, but Gardner’s company, 18 Coffees knows that changing the world is no easy task. Gardner recognized that people understand the power of digital but lack the tools to utilize it. His experience on the Obama campaign prepared him to help companies build a movement. So, how should companies utilize “social good”? Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook,...

Duration: 00:15:44


This app lets you make personal deals with retailers

12/13/2017
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Adam Selsby is the founder of Treatail, a platform that uniquely connect online shoppers to retailers. The goal is to cut down on shopping carts that don’t make it across the sales line. How does he accomplish this? Consumers get the opportunity to get better prices and retailers get to move more inventory. Sounds mutually beneficial, right? Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:19:01


Will you indulge in this healthy ice cream?

12/13/2017
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U Chicago alum Jessy Gartenstein lives with celiacs disease which makes indulging in ice cream difficult. While at school, classmate Erik Nadeau shared his family’s banana-based ice cream recipe with Gartenstein. The dessert only has four ingredients, no dairy included. The recipe became so popular with friends that the duo built their dessert into a startup, Frönen, and won the University’s New Venture Challenge. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:14:20


Learn how to utilize your Gmail like a pro

12/6/2017
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GMass Founder Ajay Goel turns your email inbox into a marketing platform. That makes things easier, doesn’t it? Goel realized he was “living” inside Gmail and wanted to find a way to drive more value for marketers and beyond within Google’s staple service. According to Goel, email is thriving more than ever. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:17:44


Make your everyday purchases benefit important causes

12/6/2017
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DJ Asad is the CEO of digital-gift card platform Benefit Mobile. Asad had the challenge of heading a company he did not start. But his relationship with the founder started with good chemistry. Find out how Asad and Benefit Mobile found a way to engage users to use the platform and give back to communities. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:20:59


How startups can find the right partnership

12/6/2017
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Finding partnerships is crucial and difficult. Many businesses fail to find a helping hand, this is not the case for Biztrat CEO Michelle Mikka-Van Der Stuyf and Tuttle View Founder Jaci Volles who built success together. Volles built an interactive shopping platform but needed support that she struggled to find. Mikka-Van Der Stuyf wanted to make Volles dreams come true. And now the evolution continues. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:19:08


Ear2Ground is helping artists gain independence

11/29/2017
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Ear2Ground is ready to step out into the public spotlight after working behind the scenes to build a platform for artists to build a career. The music and media industry are being disrupted, big time. CEO Mobolaji Akintunde found an opportunity in this chaos to empower musicians to build their own platforms outside the traditional structures. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:19:42


How to sell your idea with Pearachute CEO Desiree Vargas Wrigley

11/29/2017
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Desiree Vargas Wrigley continues to build her startup Pearachute and is entering new fundraising after a recent Shark Tank appearance. Pearachute helps parents find classes to sign their kids up for. Appearing on Shark Tank wasn’t all a fairy tale, but Vargas Wrigley is a multitime founder and has lessons for any founder that’ll help them along their path. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:21:21


Going once, going twice, sold! Gesture modernizes auctions

11/29/2017
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Gesture CEO Jim Alvarez is updating the charity auction process. His company puts the pen and paper into your smartphone in order to incentivize donations and keeps people involved with text updates. Alvarez thought it was wrong to make people wait to donate money. Gesture is involved with thousands of charity events. How do they make it work? Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:13:38


Look out for self-serving beer taps in Chicago

11/29/2017
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Do you want to pour your own beer at the bar? Enter Josh Goodman, CEO of PourMyBeer. This startup turns dispenser systems at bars and restaurants into a self-serving tap. Currently the system is set up in Logan Square and Wicker Park and measures drinks by ounce. Hear Goodman’s early struggles and how that led him to where he is today. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:14:49


Updating the Real Estate Industry with Buildout

11/15/2017
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Is commercial real estate finally getting a modern makeover? Vishu Ramanathan is the Co-Founder and CEO of Buildout. His startup is cutting away complexities in order to automate a giant market with lagging technology. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3424929/3424929_2017-11-14-191129.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3805.mp3 Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:12:33


Modobag turns your luggage into a kart

11/15/2017
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Do you ever worry that you won’t make your flight? Hit the gas! Modobag is the first rideable suitcase. It also charges your phone! Kevin O’Donnell is the Co-Founder of Modobag. The bag is decked out with features that’ll make any flyer swoon. Why would you walk at the airport? http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3424910/3424910_2017-11-14-190110.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3805.mp3 Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:13:00


Pritzker on Education: Jobs Go Where The Talent Is

11/15/2017
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JB Pritzker built his reputation in Chicago by kicking off the tech scene through his career as a venture capitalist. Tech became the learning ground for Pritzker to begin planning the expansion of opportunity for the underprivileged. You can learn more about Pritzker’s campaign for Governor here. http://serve.castfire.com/audio/3424900/3424900_2017-11-14-185300.64kmono.mp3?ad_params=zones%3DPreroll%7Cstation_id%3D3805.mp3 Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and...

Duration: 00:33:18


Using mindfulness to tackle mental disorders

11/1/2017
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Barath Anandakumar is the founder of Actiwit. Barath’s younger brother dealt with seizures and after getting training from their father, Barath’s younger brother’s health improved. Barath next wanted to find a way to make this treatment more portable. Currently Actiwit is a program that offers individualized brain tracking for children diagnosed with ADD and ADHD. But Barath plans on expanding to all mental ailments. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:07:41


Disruptors have to be friendly and unafraid to compete

11/1/2017
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ClearCover is a platform with the goal of cutting down on car insurance costs. CEO Kyle Nakatsuji saw his company raise over $11 million in year one. Nakatsuji’s company is a disruptor. So how do you disrupt a powerful industry like car insurance while also maintaining relationships with the old guard? Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:23:08


You can make so much wealth if you know what you’re doing

11/1/2017
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TopStep Trader lets you test your skills without losing large sums of money. Michael Patak is the CVO and founder of TopStep Trader. Patak lost deals before building a million dollar company. You learn by doing and trading is one of the hardest games to play, according to Patak. So what do you need? Discipline. Get this and more tips as host Scott Kitun opens the trading floor. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and […]

Duration: 00:20:00


Tech incentivizes international doctors to come work here

10/25/2017
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Kyle Swinsky is the CEO and Co-founder of AMOpportunites. His team won the University of Chicago New Venture Challenge back in June. The business has grown to have 500 sites across the United States. The US needs access to high-skilled physicians and AMOpporunities is giving talent a reason to work here. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:18:10


Hospitals are investing in tech to better schedule doctor appointments

10/25/2017
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Ben Albert is the CEO and Co-founder of Upfront Healthcare Services. Physicians are in demand and are hard to come by. Albert noticed how ineffective hospitals were run when helping with his ailing grandfather. Upfront ensures practitioners efficiently meet patients to cut down on wait times. Get more innovators at Technori.com or on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

Duration: 00:22:08

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