The 1871 tech hub for entrepreneurs at the Merchandise Mart announced Tuesday it will set up an incubator to develop 10 to 15 women-owned technology businesses. The new incubator, dubbed 1871 FEMtech, will open in the fall, and will have its own programming, mentorship and training resources. The applications process opens in June, and a
At South by Southwest, not having as much money as your competitors can net you a prize.
Trina Chiasson’s startup won for doing the most with the least — the best bootstrap award — at last year’s SXSW Accelerator pitch event.
The center for digital manufacturing that will open this fall on Goose Island will be a national center — not just a resource for Chicago or the state — and is one of many innovative projects to come, a University of Illinois official told the school’s board of trustees meeting Thursday in Urbana. Larry Schook,
A new service is betting you don’t know the odds of getting out of a parking ticket. Fixed is an app that lets you contest a ticket on the spot by taking a picture of it with your iPhone. Enter the violation code, and the app’s algorithm will assess your chances of winning. If you
Wirtz Beverage Group has inked a deal to distribute Diageo’s brands in Canada. A new brokerage, Wirtz Beverage Canada, will be the exclusive national broker for brands that include Johnnie Walker whiskey, Smirnoff vodka, and Guinness beer.
Pizza Hut is testing a do-it-yourself concept that will let customers build their own pizza without getting their hands dirty or needing step foot into a kitchen. Eat-in customers can build their pizzas from the crust up via a touchscreen tabletop.