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Order online from Chicago delivery and pickup restaurants. Whatever you're thinkin' Chicago, we got you. Read more
Reverb.com is a provider of an online marketplace intended for new, used, and vintage music gear. Read more
QuillBot is a startup developing an AI writing tool that reconstructs its user's writing to be more clear and concise. Read more
2016 marks our 17th year in business, yet we feel like we’re just getting started. For our first 15 years we were called 37signals. We changed our name to Basecamp in 2014 to reflect our focus on our most popular product (coincidently named Basecamp). Over the years we’ve been fortunate to earn the repeat business of thousands of customers including some of the world’s largest - and smallest - companies. It’s rare that a business tool is equally popular with the big guys and the small guys, but Basecamp is that kind of tool. Freelancers, small shops, mid-sized companies, and multinationals all rely on Basecamp. Read more
Leading & only independent consumer marketplace for parking in North America. Read more
TransUnion provides total credit protection all in one place from credit alerts, credit reports and credit scores. 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
Accuradio is a multichannel internet radio station that caters to audiences with varied tastes. Read more
Sprout Social provides a platform for businesses to manage social media engagement, publishing and analytics. 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
ShopRunner is an e-commerce platform providing shipping, free returns, discounts, and seamless checkout for more than 100 brands. Read more
Tock is a cloud-based platform with flexible data structures that provide comprehensive restaurant and event booking services. Read more
Northwestern Memorial is one of the country’s premier academic medical center hospitals Read more
ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across Northern Illinois. Read more
OpinionLab provides omnichannel Voice of Customer feedback solutions to help organizations collect, understand, and leverage customer data. Read more
Basis Technologies, formerly ‘Centro,’ provides cloud-based workflow automation and business intelligence software for marketing. Read more
Home Chef is a provider of subscription-based meal kit delivery services to help people to save time while enjoying home cooking. 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
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
Built In is a network of online communities for tech companies and startups. Read more
M1 Finance specializes in financial technology, investing, investments, fintech, automation. Read more
SIM Partners is a marketing businesses that focuses on improving communication with local markets. Read more
HubTran Vision specializes in the fields of transportation, factoring, back office, document management, and payables automation. 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
RedShelf is a distributor of digital learning materials for the higher education community. Read more
Black Buffalo is a smokeless tobacco alternative that has the same look, feel, smell, and experience as traditional dipping products. Read more
Printavo is the simplest way screen-printing, embroider & sign manufacturing shops can manage their scheduling, invoices and books. It is a web-based, mobile compatible solution that helps shops all over the world keep track of their key business information so they can continue running their shop.  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
ParkWhiz is the fastest and most convenient way for drivers to find and book parking spaces before reaching their destination. Read more
BigMarker enables people from around the world to meet face-to-face with others who share their passions and interests. Communities can host online events such as webinars, panel and roundtable discussions using BigMarker's video conferencing system, allowing hundreds of people to communicate via audio and video, share and present files, and chat. Participants can then join a community to attend future events and keep the conversation going over time. Read more
ShipBob is a technology company that fulfills e-commerce orders for direct-to-consumer brands. Read more
ShowMojo empowers property owners and agents with innovative and disruptive tools, including: online scheduling, automated confirmation (email or SMS), and tenant notification. Read more
Lightstream is a powerful & intuitive live streaming studio in your browser. No Downloads. No technical wizardry. Read more
Hireology is a staffing and hiring platform for the franchise and retail-automotive industries. Read more
Tastytrade is a financial media company that offers trade and finance-related edutainment content for traders and investors. Read more
CoPilot is an assisted commerce platform that provides expert partner services for car purchases. Read more
StreamLayer is an online media platform that develops interactive viewing experience for mobile video services. 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
SpringCM is a secure document and contract management platform used to solve critical business needs. Read more
Hapara provides visible and differentiated instructional management tools for educators using Goole Workspace and Google Classroom Read more
PowerReviews is a leading provider of ratings, reviews and question and answer technology for brands and retailers. Read more
CustomerLove is simple software that helps businesses track customer satisfaction, collect feedback & generate positive online reviews & testimonials. Read more
We help companies, non-profits, and campaigns leverage their data to develop smarter strategy, make better decisions, and build stronger, data-driven organizations. To apply for a job, please visit: www.civisanalytics.com/apply Read more
Figo Pet Insurance develops a cloud-based pet insurance platform designed to provide pet healthcare services. Read more
Loadsmart helps shippers move their freight fast and carriers keep trucks full. Read more
Looking for a pragmatic, digitally fluent team of marketers to execute your big ideas and demonstrate real results so you can get back to running your business? You’re in the right place. Find out how lonelybrand leverages the six tenets of digital communications to quickly create success and growth for companies of all sizes for less than hiring and managing full time digital staff. Read more
CareTree is a collaboration platform designed to replace the paper records in the home health and senior care industries with an online platform that centralizes information and automates communication with care stakeholders (the individual, their caretakers, family, and doctors). The second phase of CareTree is to be a Mint.com for EMR records. Using EMR patient portals, CareTree will give caregivers access to all of a patient's records from one easy portal. Read more
Soundslice sells animated sheet music and associated software. Amateur guitarists rely on a notation called guitar tablature ("tabs") to learn new songs. But this format is horrible to learn from on its own; you end up having to listen to the song just to get a sense of how to play it. Soundslice solves that pain point by marrying tabs with a real recording. On soundslice.com, you can create and view these animated tabs for any YouTube video. We also sell high-quality tabs for indie artists, and we license our technology to music-education companies.  Read more
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Top Cities for Startups in United States Ranked by StartupBlink

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