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GravityLight: A New Form of Lighting

Uses no batteries, is powered by gravity and even the bag it comes in is part of the sustainability focused design of the GravityLight. So happy to see that this project passed it’s indiegogo funding goal http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/gravitylight-lighting-for-developing-countries

To Startups From A Startup: Why Learning to Code is Overrated

Coding for a Startup, Power2Switch

It’s feeling really good to be involved in the tech scene right now. Or so folks on the outside think. Not since the heydays of Goldman Sachs’ $100M has any sector been looked upon with such envy.

Switching Electricity Suppliers: How A Bright Idea Takes Hold

Mr. Philip Nevels is looking particularly well-lit in today’s Crain’s Chicago. Take a gander and read about what sparked (heh heh) his interest in the electricity industry, the importance of original ideas, and his take on the opportunities available to minorities in the tech start-up arena.    

Check out Power2Switch on 26 N. Halsted on station WCIU, The U!

Power2Switch on 26 North Halsted, WCIU

Our own Phil Nevels of Power2Switch was interviewed today by George Blaise (thanks George!) of WICU, The U, for an upcoming edition of 26 N. Halsted highlighting entrepreneurship in Chicago. Program your coffee pots and be sure to tune in at 6:30am on Saturday, November 26, to see Phil discuss how Power2Switch got its start […]

Power2Switch featured in Illinois Innovation Network/Startup America Partnership announcement video

We were thrilled to join Gov. Quinn and fellow Chicago entrepreneurs for today’s announcement of the formation of the Illinois Innovation Network and @StartupIllinois! Even greater things are in store for the Illinois Entrepreneurship Community. [vimeo http://www.vimeo.com/23989655 w=400&h=225] Illinois Innovation Network & Startup America Partnership from Orlando Saez on Vimeo. Related articles TechAmerica Commends Governor […]

5 trendsetting companies/institutions in Illinois. One is working on toilet tissue…

Potholes ahead

Spring (ish). Time to look at things with a brighter perspective. Time to look at 5 fresh institutions/companies to watch in Illinois over the next 9 months. It’s a diverse group with interests in 3-D printing, tubeless toilet paper, Kids tablets and crowdsourced fundraising for medical expenses. Enjoy the awesomeness: 1.Kimberly-Clark and it’s tube free […]

Entrepreneur Spotlight- Smarteys

Entrepreneur Spotlight- Smarteys. Awesome blog post about my friend, peer mentor and fellow Boothie entrep Charisse. Entrepreneur: Charisse Conanan Company Name: Smarteys What does your company do/ produce? Smarteys provides the only personalized and automated software for people to manage their money. Our cash and debt management tools primarily cater to individuals with student loan […]

Don’t Miss These Tax Changes: Entrepreneur.com

How to take advantage of the new legislation affecting your small business. http://www.entrepreneur.com/article/217811 By Mark Henricks |   January 4, 2011 Confused about what to do as you gather your boxes of receipts and prepare for the dreaded tax deadline in the coming months? This past year has brought several tax changes affecting small business owners, […]