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The Ecosystem of Chicago Startups

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National Ranking
6th
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Regional Ranking
6th
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in North America
Global Ranking
14th
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3
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top industries
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Foodtech
#4 worldwide
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Marketing & Sales
#9 worldwide
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Software and Data
#13 worldwide

notable startups
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The Startup Ecosystem of Chicago is ranked at number 14 globally, and shows a positive momentum increasing 3 spots since 2021. Chicago also ranks at number 6 in United States, and 6 in North America.

Chicago is an ideal place to locate for Foodtech, Marketing & Sales and Software and Data startups. As the most popular industries in Chicago, there is a sample of 327 Foodtech startups in Chicago, 149 Marketing & Sales startups in Chicago, and 149 Software and Data startups in Chicago, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 1079 startups in Chicago, 9 accelerators in Chicago, 12 coworking spaces in Chicago, 25 organizations in Chicago and 1 leaders in Chicago.

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Order online from Chicago delivery and pickup restaurants. Whatever you're thinkin' Chicago, we got you. Read more
Everspring develops online and hybrid courses that deliver engagement free from traditional constraints. Read more
Founded in 2010, Sprout Social is built on the idea that the world is better when businesses and customers communicate freely. We exist to help streamline and enhance those conversations—with customers, prospects and enthusiasts. Our platform is packed with handy features but stays out of the way to let brands easily engage with people and build lasting relationships. Sprout is a private company backed by the venture funds of NEA and Lightbank. In four years, we’ve earned the trust of more than 15,000 amazing customers and our team has grown into the hundreds. We stay active in the industry and love to share our insights and cultivate conversations with other social business enthusiasts. Read more
Leading & only independent consumer marketplace for parking in North America. Read more
M1 Finance specializes in financial technology, investing, investments, fintech, automation. Read more
Klover leverages important assets and data to level the financial playing field. Read more
Basis Technologies, formerly ‘Centro,’ provides cloud-based workflow automation and business intelligence software for marketing. Read more
ThreeKit is a 3D product configuration and visualization platform that enables brands to create and manage beautiful visuals at scale. Read more
The Mom Project is a digital talent marketplace that helps women remain active in the workforce. Read more
Kin Insurance is an insure-tech startup that specializes in fixing home insurance. Read more
Nature’s Fynd is a food company that makes nutritional vegan protein from a microbe. Read more
ParkWhiz is the fastest and most convenient way for drivers to find and book parking spaces before reaching their destination. Read more
WyzAnt.com is an online marketplace for in-person and online tutoring. Parents and students can research and review tutor bios, credentials, customer reviews, background checks and more to ensure they find the perfect tutor for their individual needs. WyzAnt also offers visitors access to thousands of free educational resources including a question and answer forum, how-to videos, lesson plans, and a directory of study guides and tutorials. We believe that all students learn differently and that the most effective and enjoyable way to learn is through customized, one-on-one instruction. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible for students of all ages to find the help they need Read more
Leading companies use dscout to engage users in improving their existing experiences and inventing new ones. Our platform connects organizations with early adopters who work with companies to gather insights, develop ideas and ultimately launch new stuff. This unprecedented access to users comes at a fraction of the cost and time of more traditional approaches. dscout’s roster of blue chip customers in technology, consumer packaged goods and retail, points to the enormous scale of tapping into consumer-facing innovation budgets: ~$100B in the US alone.  Read more
HomeX is a home services platform designed for homeowners and service providers offering virtual solutions with remote assist. Read more
Built In is a network of online communities for tech companies and startups. Read more
Hireology is a staffing and hiring platform for the franchise and retail-automotive industries. Read more
Yello's leading talent acquisition software is used by Fortune 500 companies and high-growth businesses to attract and nurture top talent Read more
Phenix is a real-time streaming tech platform that streams synchronous real-time video to broadcast-sized audiences. Read more
Foxtrot is a mobile app that lets customers shop their curated collections of drinks, food, and everyday essentials. Read more
RedShelf is a distributor of digital learning materials for the higher education community. Read more
NOCD provides online therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), one of the most severe, prevalent, and misunderstood mental health conditions. Read more
Tovala is a smart oven that sits on your countertop and is paired with a companion meal delivery service.  Read more
YCharts is a financial software company that was founded in 2009 and is backed by Morningstar. YCharts provides the analytic power of a financial terminal (such as Bloomberg, FactSet, CapIQ), but with the ease of use and accessibility of a modern website. Investment professionals across the financial services spectrum have found the product to be a valuable complement to their existing investment tools, or as a lower cost replacement.  Read more
ShoppingGives encourages consumers to make an impact through its change commerce technology. Read more
Luminary Media provides podcast application that contains various digital audio files. Read more
Tegus is a market intelligence platform for investors that provides thousands of instantly available, peer-led expert call transcripts. Read more
Provi is a communication platform that simplifies the operations for bars, restaurants, and retailers in ordering booze. Read more
Chowbus is a delivery platform that provides authentic Asian food sourced from local independent restaurants and stores. Read more
Puttshack offers indoor mini-golf ball-tracking technology. Read more
Accuradio is a multichannel internet radio station that caters to audiences with varied tastes. Read more
Hologram’s mission to connect any device to any network, instantaneously, anywhere. With Hologram, SIM cards automatically switch networks access to the best coverage across more than 550 carriers in more than 200 countries. Read more
Upfront Healthcare is a developer of patient navigation platform designed to combine analytics, dynamic content, and automated outreach. Read more
Higi's platform enables & empowers users to self-screen their biometrics & share that data with a trusted health professional. Read more
CoPilot is an assisted commerce platform that provides expert partner services for car purchases. Read more
LogicGate builds technology that allows businesses to automate and track disorganized processes in risk and compliance. Read more
BenchPrep is a learning platform that helps students study for any exam on any device (computers (web), iPhone, iPad, and Android). BenchPrep courses are interactive, adaptive & social. BenchPrep partners with the biggest publishers including McGraw Hill and Cengage Learning to deliver courses for college admissions, professional certifications and licensing. Read more
We’re changing the way consumers shop for high-design, well-crafted furniture. We’ve built a unique supply chain that eliminates middlemen and unnecessary markups. It enables us to sell high-quality furniture (at times off the same manufacturing lines) for less, and to maintain healthy margins. Our factory relationships also enable unique personalization at prices the mass market can finally afford. Through the innovative use of e-commerce and small footprint retail outlets we have a significant cost advantage over traditional furniture retailers. Think Room & Board design and quality at West Elm (or lower) prices. Read more
Hallow is a Catholic prayer and meditation app that hopes to help folks grow closer to God. Read more
Creating new economic opportunities for companies, communities and countries around the world. Read more
At Inventables we believe the world is at the beginning of a new renaissance. We see power in product development shifting from major corporations to individual designers and entrepreneurs. The availability of low cost manufacturing tools and low cost distribution on internet sites are leveling the playing field. Small teams can now make unique high value products that major corporations can’t justify because they aren't for the masses. Read more
Avail is a platform that simplifies the rental experience for 600,000 DIY landlords and tenants. These individuals use Avail to navigate all aspects of the rental process — everything from listings, rental applications, leases, monthly rent payments, and maintenance tickets. Read more
TimeDoc helps healthcare organizations manage and coordinate care for their chronic disease patients. Read more
Fooda is a food technology platform that connects restaurants to people while at work. Read more
Fast Radius is an industrial company that provides production-grade additive manufacturing solutions. Read more
Mystery Tackle Box's mission is to take the excitement of being on the water and bring that to each moment of an angler's every-day life. There's nothing like the the suspense of waiting for that slight tug on your line that alerts you to set the hook hard and fast -- the suspense keens your senses; slows the pace of nature to subtle stir. It's quite like being afraid. Maybe because both fear and fishing share a common element: the unknown. Until now, a feeling like this could only be naturally experienced while on the water. But we bring the excitement of fishing to the mundane drag of every-day life by helping anglers discover products they love throughout the month with our through our monthly Mystery Tackle Boxes, our website, newsletter and social media channels. Read more
Bartesian offers a capsule-based machine that enables individuals to make homemade cocktails. Read more
Zero Hash offers a post-trade settlement utility to bridge a fragmented market of diverse execution platforms. Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United States Ranked by StartupBlink

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113.855
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26.34
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24.99
3.66
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29.353
4.10
21.59
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