Map of Startups in Chicago, IL, United States, listed by Industry and Ranking | StartupBlink

Chicago, IL, United States Startup Map has 949 startups, and the most popular startups in Chicago, IL, United States are Inventables, BigMarker and ShowMojo.

Chicago, IL, United States ranks 0 in United States and N/A globally, based on the strength of its startup ecosystem. See complete city rankings in table below. The most popular industries in Chicago, IL, United States are Software and Data, Ecommerce & Retail and Social & Leisure.

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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.

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Zenblen provides freshly blended smoothies via a robotic kiosk.

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Contactless tipping system for hospitality, no app download required

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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.

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Whole & Free was founded to make it easier for everybody to eat delicious food - regardless of dietary restrictions or preferences.

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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.

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Northwestern University nano-graphene coating, improves Li-ion battery cathode materials 10x. Cuts costs 30%, moves the EV industry 10 years forward

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"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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Reinventing the wake up (with a new type of alarm clock)

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We are a prize based and mission based trivia app where players can win prizes as well as donate prizes.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Stemloop is developing a platform for the rapid on-site detection of public, community, and environmental health threats using innovations in synthetic biology.

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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.

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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.

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Buy and sell classes, passes and membership days. Link your membership to our app and resell your unused sessions for cash!

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ShapeLog is a health and fitness technology platform. ShapeLog's trusted solution has revolutionized the world of strength training.

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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.

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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.

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Science On Call is the IT Help Desk for Restaurants & Retailers.

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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

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We are a farming-as-a-service company that performs field operations using low-cost autonomous equipment.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Resonado Labs creates audio transducer technology that enables businesses to make products with innovative design without compromising acoustic performance.

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ReelCrafter is a service that allows musical artists to create, share, and track highly customizable demo reels.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Partum Health provides modern, proactive care to growing families. Founded to address America’s lagging maternal health measures and the challenges of parenthood, Partum Health develops tech-enabled service solutions to help families thrive during pregnancy and beyond.

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By deploying security cameras with purpose-built video analytics software, Parkva’s primary product solution, Lot Sentinel™, captures nearly every parking violation, while increasing revenue and profitability for private party impound (PPI) towers and municipalities.

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Parker Dewey helps address the challenges associated with college-to-career transitions. Specifically, Parker Dewey provides Career Launchers (college / grad students and recent graduates) the opportunity to work on Micro-Internships--paid, short-term assignments with firms.

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Optistics is a predictive analytics platform helping provide an optimal post-purchase customer experience.

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NowSecure is a Chicago-based mobile security company that publishes mobile app and device security software.

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Novian Health is a Chicago-based late-stage medical device company. It has developed Novilase, a breakthrough image-guided laser therapy for the focal destruction of malignant and benign breast tumors.

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NoMo Diagnostics has developed the first autonomous real-time wearable brain health monitoring system which can be embedded into helmets and headgear addressing a critical unmet need for early identification of mild traumatic brain injury.

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Noirefy is a diversity tech platform that provides insights and career opportunities to diverse professionals. Noirefy's platform provides a snapshot of the culture of an organization through data, company initiatives and career advancement opportunities.

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NextWaveSTEM is an EdTech company with the goal of sparking students'​ interest in STEM. We know that creating an interest in emerging technologies in students today results in positive STEM outcomes for students in the future.

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225.310
29.50
192.31
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65.416
5.79
56.12
3.50
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43.537
5.32
34.72
3.50
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42.213
12.09
26.62
3.50
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-2
19.216
3.53
12.19
3.50
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-5
17.273
4.75
9.03
3.50
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0
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-4
15.428
3.53
8.40
3.50
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0
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+1
14.232
2.87
7.86
3.50
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12.131
3.15
5.48
3.50
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-1
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-4
12.070
3.73
4.84
3.50
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0
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-2
11.405
2.78
5.12
3.50
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+4
top position badge 30
+15
11.330
2.69
5.75
2.89
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+3
9.573
1.95
4.12
3.50
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+3
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+3
7.412
1.13
2.78
3.50
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-2
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-6
7.257
1.74
2.02
3.50
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+12
6.955
0.67
2.78
3.50
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+6
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+19
6.869
1.10
2.27
3.50
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-3
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-8
6.648
1.68
1.47
3.50
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-5
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-10
6.416
1.68
1.23
3.50
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-1
top position badge 56
-1
6.255
1.23
1.53
3.50
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+7
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+35
5.971
0.80
1.67
3.50
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-3
5.888
1.53
0.86
3.50
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+41
5.575
0.34
1.74
3.50
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+2
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+17
5.461
1.24
0.73
3.50
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-19
5.299
1.01
0.79
3.50
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+10
top position badge 70
+43
5.279
0.21
1.57
3.50
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-5
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5.233
0.77
0.97
3.50
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top position badge 74
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5.043
0.84
0.71
3.50
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0
4.997
1.04
0.45
3.50
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4.766
1.00
0.27
3.50
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+1
top position badge 89
+17
4.246
0.64
0.30
3.30
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-1
top position badge 92
+11
4.048
0.73
0.17
3.15
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+1
top position badge 95
+14
3.856
0.72
0.13
3.00
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+6
top position badge 98
+26
3.831
0.66
0.19
2.98
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+6
top position badge 106
+23
3.479
0.48
0.29
2.71
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-7
top position badge 108
-12
3.454
0.56
0.21
2.69
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top position badge 110
0
3.392
0.50
0.25
2.64
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+1
top position badge 121
+1
3.071
0.56
0.12
2.39
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-2
top position badge 123
-6
2.897
0.51
0.13
2.25
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+14
top position badge 132
+31
2.330
0.40
0.12
1.81
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+3
top position badge 134
+3
2.291
0.41
0.10
1.78
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-4
top position badge 135
-14
2.291
0.43
0.08
1.78
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-1
top position badge 137
-3
2.216
0.35
0.14
1.72
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+17
top position badge 138
+49
2.110
0.21
0.26
1.64
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top position badge 152
-10
1.853
0.31
0.10
1.44
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+13
top position badge 153
+21
1.807
0.33
0.07
1.41
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+28
top position badge 154
+97
1.792
0.17
0.23
1.39
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1.779
0.33
0.06
1.38
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top position badge 159
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1.696
0.32
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1.32
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1.613
0.30
0.06
1.25
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