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All Governments Should Be Built on a Unified API

Imagine a citizen is selling a condo in Chicago. She finds a great buyer, the process goes smoothly, and when she's ready to take care of...
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How Trump’s Immigration Policies Could Hurt the Heartland the Most

During the 2016 election, President Donald Trump ran on the idea that small towns in America have been left behind. He understood that, ...
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Podcast: The Rise of a FinTech Hotbed

Where does Chicago stand within the worldwide FinTech community and what are its major contributions? Michael Busch, the president of ...
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Startup DataCubes Raises $2.5M to Transform Commercial Underwriting With Data Science

DataCubes, a data science platform startup that enables carriers to accurately quote commercial insurance policies by asking customers a ...
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Insurance-tech Startup Raises $2.5 Million

A Chicago startup has raised $2.5 million in hopes of using artificial intelligence and Big Data to help insurance companies make smarter...
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Brian Barnes of M1 Finance on Reinventing Millennial Investing

Brian Barnes is the CEO and Founder of M1 Finance, a startup making an automated investment tool that lets users put their money to work ...
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11 Things You Can Do Now to Avoid Holiday Debt

If you were aghast at how much you spent on holiday gifts when the credit card bills arrived last January, now is the time to start ...
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Top 51 Tech PR People: Josh Inglis

Inglis is the founder of Chicago-based Propllr PR which represents startups like Hired and Reverb. "Quick, smart, sharp, no bullsh--..."
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Gladwin’s Next Act: Revolutionizing Big Data Analytics

Chris Gladwin made his mark, and his fortune, by figuring out how to store really big data. Now he's tackling how to analyze it. Gladwin ...
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2018 Open Enrollment: Active vs. Passive Benefits Election

The consensus view among employee benefit advisors is that active open enrollment is the superior way to prod employees to make ...
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How to Get Local with Your SEO

Whether you manage one bank branch or a hundred, you’ve no doubt noticed seismic shifts in customer behavior in recent years. More ...
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Sep 1 Stanford to Chicago to Raising $9 Million and Reinventing Millennial Investing

Brian Barnes is the CEO and Founder of M1 Finance, a startup making an automated investment tool that lets users put their money to work ...
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