MakeOffices at the Loop hosted the Startups to Watch Meetup by Chicago Inno, a collection of the most promising, early-stage startup companies in Chicago that are expected to do big things the rest of this year and beyond. The companies were chosen after consulting with Chicagoland venture capitalists, CEOs, tech organizations, and the startup community.
The event featured pitches and discussions from the Founders and CEOs of several of the selected startups, offering us the opportunity to see exactly why these companies will be at the epicenter of the Chicago startup ecosystem for years to come. A short questions and answer session followed for the presenters.
Huge shout out to Kin Insurance, current member at MakeOffices Loop, for being selected and also pitching at the event. For a full list of the startups who were selected, click here.
Here is some more information on the companies that presented:
Kin Insurance wants to change the way you buy property insurance. It compiles data from all sorts of sources to give you a quote in seconds at a lower cost by cutting out the agent.
ExplORer Surgical is an interactive surgical playbook that promotes optimal teamwork in the operating room.
BallotReady keeps you informed of what you’re voting for by researching every name and issue on the ballot.
Truss is an online commercial leasing platform that helps small and medium-sizes businesses find workspsace.
Noirefy is a resource for connecting diverse talent with top companies.
Fluent Forever helps you learn any language fast and learn it forever through short, daily sessions. He turned his book Fluent Forever: How to learn any language fast and never forget it into an app which has become the most successful Kickstarter app in history.
Fixer, founded by Michael Evans of GrubHub fame, is a sameday, scheduled handyman service.
Digital Golf Technologies delivers new revenue for golf courses and excitement for golfers with fully automated hole-in-one contests.
ClostraBio is dedicated to understanding and treating food allergies and other diseases of the immune system.
Congratulations to all the startups that were selected.