Home » Archives by category » Innovation (Page 5)

Sittercity matching consumers, vendors

Sittercity.com executives Genevieve Thiers and Dan Ratner have launched Contact Karma, a new technology company designed to match consumers with recommended vendors to make purchases. The website, www.contactkarma.com, will generate revenue through commissions, but won’t charge consumers or vendors to be listed on the site. “Everyday, we’ll bet you get asked a question like `Do […]

Be part of the process: Chicago Innovation Awards opens People’s Choice voting

Chicago Innovation Awards has opened online voting for People’s Choice Awards through October 14. Its official panel of  judges has whittled down 330 nominees to a Top 75 list of finalists from which it will select 10 winners at its Nov. 1 awards dinner.  The public is encouraged to pursue descriptions of the finalists online and vote […]

In a tough job market, students launch startups

Law school might not fetch an immediate job in a law firm these days, but for IIT-Kent College of Law student Richard Komaiko, it has yielded a technology business. Komaiko and his three business partners recognized the soft legal market was hurting not only recent law school graduates who can’t find jobs, but also solo […]

Sponsor: Chicago Innovation Awards

Support for innovation content has been provided by Chicago Innovation Awards. The editors of SmallBizChicago.com thank the organization for its generous contribution.

Giving women what they want

Entrepreneur Rachael Smith knows it pays to be organized. Her own personal experience lugging two young children through the airport, digging through her bag to find a favorite toy  to calm her son, inspired her. So the former schoolteacher invented a diaper bag with a pull-out drawer and lots of pockets to help on-the-go parents […]