Don’t Sleep on these 8 Millennial Leaders in Chicago

Summer’s coming, which means more time for yourself. We both know that means more scrolling on your feed. At the beach, at the park, at lunch, you get it… Here are some people to keep your eye on and spice up your feed. Stella Garber As the VP of Marketing at Trello (recently acquired by Atlassian), Stella knows her way around the Startup industry. She’s helped start 3 tech companies; Feefighters, matchist, and Entrepeneurs Unplugged. [Read more…]

Is Your Startup Causing you Stress? Here are Some Tips to Get You Started

Do you own a startup? Are you stressed because it feels like nothing is working out? Fear not! Chicago is a great community to start a business. Take a look at these different ways to help your startup blossom. Accelerator/Startup Incubator Spaces Are you tired of working remotely or from home? Want your business to be taken seriously? Take a look into Business Accelerators or Startup Incubators. Accelerators help businesses grow their customer base, and [Read more…]

How Turning Down Obama Led to One Founder’s Success

Last week, we had our Appy Hour speaker series at Grind coworking space. We featured three founders who pitched their businesses to the audience before our special guest, Mike McGhee, the Co-Founder of The Starter League, took the stage. After graduating from Northwestern University, Mike threw himself into his idea. He taught himself how to code and brainstormed with his co-founder how they could teach others. Meeting with VCs about the idea first seemed promising, [Read more…]

5 Ways to Negotiate Yourself Into A Better Salary

Throughout history, David has been celebrated as the courageous shepherd boy that defeated the much more powerful and massive giant Goliath. On the surface, David appeared to be the underdog. Yet contrary to popular belief, this story has a much deeper lesson. In Malcolm Gladwell’s book ‘David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits and the Art of Battling Giants’, Gladwell reveals that “Giants are not what we think they are. The same qualities that appear to give [Read more…]

Networking for Those Who Don’t Like to Network

Networking seems to be one of those unpleasant facts of life, and it has become increasingly necessary for millennials who are trying to get ahead or stand out from their peers. Networking can be terrifying for those who are uncomfortable with the idea of selling themselves. It’s an inorganic situation that can feel awkward. But when used correctly, networking can be one of the most powerful tools for advancing your personal and professional goals, whether [Read more…]