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SOLVING AMERICA’S STUDENT DEBT PROBLEM WITH EDTECH

It’s no secret that the cost of a college education in the United States has soared over the last several decades. As of September 2017, about 44 million Americans collectively owe over $1.45 trillion in student loan debt. The need to create more affordable methods and plans for students pursuing higher education has never been greater, and this is where Vemo Education steps in. Founded in August 2015, Vemo designs and implements income-based financing programs that more effectively use institutional resources. They are the market leader in Income Share Agreements,…

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CYBERSECURITY 2049: BLADE RUNNER’S
GOT NOTHING ON THIS

Cybersecurity is on the tip of everyone’s tongue after recent attacks on Equifax, major retailers, and governments around the world. It’s projected that cyber crime damage will cost $6 trillion globally per year by 2021, and over $1 trillion will be spent annually to prevent it. Given the enormity of the problem and the size of the market, many companies are stepping forward with innovative solutions, and MKACyber is one of them. Based in the backyard of the U.S. Capitol, in Fairfax, VA, the company offers managed Security Operations Center…

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NEVER WEAR ILL-FITTING JEANS AGAIN | CHICAGO

Buying clothes is difficult for a lot of reasons. Questions abound: what’s in style this season, what color brings out your eyes, and most importantly, what fits best. Fit is the bane of every avid shoppers’ existence – a Small in one brand is a Large in another, and even when you find the perfect item, you can never be sure if the local store has your size in stock. No item presents more frustration than jeans. There seem to be an endless supply of cuts, styles (are bell bottoms…

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IF YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR CUSTOMER, YOU’RE BARKING UP THE WRONG TREE

Consumer packaged good (CPG) companies have massive marketing budgets we know this – think of every Olympics P&G commercial that aired. But did you know that on average 47% of their marketing budgets are spent on marketing research and yet today there are very few tools to search, categorize, and sift through all those reports? Think how frustrating it would be to spend six figures on a report and then not be able to recall it? In steps Kristi Zuhlke, Founder of KnowledgeHound, a young Chicago startup building software for…

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THE OFFICE HAPPY HOUR IS THE NEW AFTER-PARTY

People like parties. It’s a fundamental axiom that might not make its way into an investor deck, but nevertheless keeps bars open all over the world. Moreover, parties at the office allow employees to connect on a personal level and expand their networks, facilitating the kind of cross-functional knowledge sharing and affiliation that make great businesses successful. The only problem: it can be an operational nightmare to make sure the alcohol flows at every event. If only that could be outsourced! Enter Crafty: they’ll put a keg in your office…

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