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Chicago Startup Ecosystem Overview

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National Ranking
6th
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in United States
Regional Ranking
6th
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in North America
Global Ranking
17th
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4
worldwide

top industries
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Marketing & Sales
#5 worldwide
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Foodtech
#10 worldwide
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Ecommerce & Retail
#11 worldwide

notable startups
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ecosystem description

The Startup Ecosystem of Chicago is ranked at number 17 globally, and shows a negative momentum decreasing -4 spots since 2020. Chicago also ranks at number 6 in United States, and 6 in North America.

Chicago is an ideal place to locate for Marketing & Sales, Foodtech and Ecommerce & Retail startups. As the most popular industries in Chicago, there is a sample of 302 Marketing & Sales startups in Chicago, 146 Foodtech startups in Chicago, and 121 Ecommerce & Retail startups in Chicago, on the StartupBlink Map.

On the StartupBlink Global Startup Ecosystem Map there is also a sample of 968 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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Enterprise digital tipping system. QR code and link-based remote payments for hospitality and more. Read more
PhysIQ is healthcare’s first personalized physiology data analytics platform. PhysIQ is designed to track and integrate multiple vital signs to detect clinically meaningful changes against an individual baseline, rather than a population-based “norm.” Read more
Screencastify is used to create instructional videos, record presentations, give better feedback, and much more. We’ve set out to transform video in the classroom and make it not just a tool for remote learning, but an integral part of every student’s education. Read more
Agentis is enabling the shift to a low carbon and customer-centric future. Using Big Data To Transform The Energy Landscape Agentis leverages billions of data points from over 2.5M businesses in North America to change the way businesses work with their utility. Read more
Stuzo helps Everyday Spend Retailers Know and Activate more customers and data in real-time, leading to more visits, more gallons, and bigger baskets. Read more
Catsy is a pioneer in product content management, syndication, and content analytics technology that makes it easy for brands to drive growth with ecommerce. Read more
We help people improve financial decision making and outcomes. Our process starts with a free financial plan powered by artificial intelligence. Read more
Fluent Forever is a software application designed as a language learning platform. Read more
VAST Power Systems, Inc. (VAST) is developing an external combustor that uses water or some other inert thermal diluent rather than air to cool combustion. This technology has allowed the demonstration (through computer simulations and empirical lab testing) of a number of significant benefits. Read more
Zenblen provides freshly blended smoothies via a robotic kiosk. Read more
wiseful is a career advancement platform where early-mid career talent can book calls with insiders at top companies for 1:1 personalized career advice, interview prep, and helpful introductions to land their dream job. Read more
Whole & Free was founded to make it easier for everybody to eat delicious food - regardless of dietary restrictions or preferences. Read more
WeeBID is a fan-initiated crowdfunding marketplace, where fans create ideas for artists, bid to crowdfund the ideas, and only pay when an artist does the thing the crowd is asking of them. Read more
Northwestern University nano-graphene coating, improves Li-ion battery cathode materials 10x. Cuts costs 30%, moves the EV industry 10 years forward Read more
"Vive Guide is a social-media app for finding the best places to eat, see, stay and play in any city. We make it easy for users to discover, save, share and purchase things to do. Read more
The Desire Company is a content and media platform. We deliver expert-driven product reviews, how-to's, and hands-on classes to help everyone learn more, do more, and make more informed purchase decisions. Read more
The Collaboratory is a platform where public and private research data will be easy to find, and easy to use, unlocking data’s hidden value. Read more
Tharzen offers businesses a true visual web (self) editing experience for them to keep their website fresh & up-to-date saving them both time & money. Read more
Reinventing the wake up (with a new type of alarm clock) Read more
We are a prize based and mission based trivia app where players can win prizes as well as donate prizes. Read more
Sympatic is the first data sharing solution that allows any company to share, use, and monetize their data securely. Sympatic VirtualVault is the only data analysis cleanroom that makes data breaches impossible. Read more
SymGym is a revolutionary exergaming system: our patented, fully independent controller allows you to dodge, fly, kick, punch, and blast your way to a leveled up you. Our subscription model delivers a constantly updated library of new engaging ways to play your way to fitness. Read more
Swing King is golf’s first fully digital on-course gaming platform and represents a revolutionary revenue enhancement for all types of golf courses. Swing King’s highly reliable technology platform leverages IoT best practices to capture winning shots and social media moments. Read more
SwayBrand is a technology platform & tool that helps brands and agencies discover authentic, diverse influencers; create insights sessions; and execute targeted campaigns & local events with creative content....all at scale. Read more
At STRUT, we seek to make people both smarter and happier through emotional intelligence (EQ) technology. We focus on scalable research-based solutions that prepare students for academic, emotional, and behavioral success, making learning easier, faster, and healthier.  Read more
Stemloop is developing a platform for the rapid on-site detection of public, community, and environmental health threats using innovations in synthetic biology. Read more
Our easy-to-deploy vision sensors and safety software aid health & safety managers in understanding and preventing leading causes of accidents. Our Computer Vision based systems monitor distraction, fatigue and ergonomic load remotely in industrial environments. Read more
spotivity is a dynamic marketplace platform and personal utility app. Using our native app and SaaS web platform, spotivity A) maximizes afterschool time for the targeted 13-17 user and B) helps Providers increase both participant growth and retention rates. Read more
Buy and sell classes, passes and membership days. Link your membership to our app and resell your unused sessions for cash! Read more
ShapeLog is a health and fitness technology platform. ShapeLog's trusted solution has revolutionized the world of strength training. Read more
Sensona, Inc. is a startup founded by a group of scientists from the University of Chicago. The company developed a game-changing ultra-fast PCR-based diagnostic testing. Our technology uses unique nanomaterial, allowing to simplify the diagnostic analysis to a microwave level. Read more
Script HealthScript Health is enabling pharmacies to add new lines of business while providing easy access to healthcare. The company's SaaS platform allows pharmacists the ability to prescribe tests and treatments. Read more
Science On Call is the IT Help Desk for Restaurants & Retailers. Read more
Sanarai is an online platform that connects the Latinx community to mental health professionals in Latin America to provide culturally sensitive Spanish-language emotional support at accessible prices Read more
We are a farming-as-a-service company that performs field operations using low-cost autonomous equipment. Read more
Ruuster is a homebuying management platform centralizing the consumer-facing activities of the homebuying process from education and budgeting to the hiring of vendors and service providers needed throughout. Read more
We are a Facility services platform and we want to help facility service entrepreneurs and SMBs grow With a platform, built by fellow providers, for two of the industry’s biggest challenges: Winning new business and maintaining profitability. Read more
Rheaply is rebuilding its resource management technology for universities, state and federal government agencies, and enterprise organizations, to increase the visibility and transfer of affordable personal protective equipment (PPE) and other needed supplies. Read more
Rhaeos has developed FlowSense, a noninvasive wearable platform technology initially targeting hydrocephalus. FlowSense is a bandage sized sensor that goes on the skin over shunt to assess flow in the hospital and home. Read more
Resonado Labs creates audio transducer technology that enables businesses to make products with innovative design without compromising acoustic performance. Read more
ReelCrafter is a service that allows musical artists to create, share, and track highly customizable demo reels. Read more
Our platform provides EHS and Risk Management groups the ability to monitor the activities of their employees using mobile applications and other tools to track activity and make sure people are staying safe. Read more
RapidRona builds connectivity between people & providers, providers & labs, and labs & people. RapidRona was founded to connect those in need of COVID-19 testing with underutilized disconnected lab capacity, building a sustainable network & platform with long-term utility. Read more
Rapid Nexus, Inc. is an early stage biotech company that has developed disruptive technology able to grow up to four layers of tissue in the patient’s own body, a completely impossible task for modern medicine. Read more
With the Ability Hand™, PSYONIC is redefining what it means to be human for individuals with limb differences. It’s not just about what our users can achieve, it’s beyond that. We’ve developed an affordable and accessible prosthesis with unique bionic abilities. Read more
PromoShare is a closed marketplace and rewards platform that makes it easy to launch scalable word of mouth campaigns by leveraging existing hyper-local diverse fan communities, providing precise attribution through out the entire life-cycle from engagement through conversion. Read more
PechaKucha is a social tech platform where people share stories and engage in meaningful conversations. We uniquely use 'time' as our mechanism to keep things concise, authentic, and human. Think TED Talks, but democratized and social. Read more
PartySlate is the largest photo-rich inspiration platform in the country designed specifically for leading event professionals — a better way to showcase their work, build their brand, connect with their vendor network and drive qualified leads. Read more
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4.37
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18.598
3.20
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15.535
2.90
8.84
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