Your Next Delivery Could Be From a Robot

Within a year, our nation’s capital could have a little army of robots booping and beeping around just like every other busy-bee pedestrian going about their business. Starship Technologies, a tech company with roots in London and Estonia (yes, it’s a real country, look it up) is planning to unleash their platoon of robots, not to take over … Read more Your Next Delivery Could Be From a Robot

Weekend CHIdeas The Dog Days of Summer Have Brought Us … Dogs!

While you’re over there lamenting about the end of summer, we are over here all like, ‘Did someone say carnival mega pass? And dogs?’ Okay, we admit it. It’s chilly. But buck up Chicago. We’ve got another solid month of summer under our wings and this baby is going to soar. It’s time to buckle down and … Read more Weekend CHIdeas The Dog Days of Summer Have Brought Us … Dogs!

This Digital Civic Engagement Platform Makes it Easy to Give Back

There’s no question that the world would be a better place if more people were able to positively (and efficiently) give back to their communities. Often, many shy away from volunteering because of fears that the tasks will be dull or even intimidating. In other cases, finding opportunities to participate civically proves to be a task in … Read more This Digital Civic Engagement Platform Makes it Easy to Give Back

Teens In Green Take Over New Haven

Energize Connecticut opened up their summer of energy awareness with an event hosted on the front steps of New Haven’s City Hall Wednesday, July 15. Partnered with the Youth Conservation Corps, the exhibition marked the beginning of a door-to-door canvassing effort. The goal of this endeavor supports experts in educating New Haven residents in ways to cut … Read more Teens In Green Take Over New Haven

What One Man Learned When Started His Own Company Later in Life

It’s hard to call Harish Neelamana a risk taker. By nature, the 42-year-old is an insurance guy.  He believes in safety nets, coverage and protection. So why did this father of two leave his job, his paid vacation, and his healthcare, to co-launch an insurance tech startup in 2016? “Good question! That’s exactly what my wife would … Read more What One Man Learned When Started His Own Company Later in Life

IDEA Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Change The Tech Game

“Being an entrepreneur and being a veteran are very similar. Everyone thinks it’s really cool when you tell them what you do, but there’s no way in hell they would do it themselves.” With that analogy, the packed house of veterans and entrepreneurs chuckled and voiced agreement with Dan Tobon, COO and Co-Founder of Starchup, a … Read more IDEA Veteran Entrepreneurs Can Change The Tech Game

IDEA Change The World With One Good Deed

One good deed goes a long way, and One Good Deed Chicago is trying to increase these deeds in the Chicago community. The recently program was created to improve Chicago’s neighborhoods through various volunteering areas, including education, senior services, environmental clean up, domestic violence and homelessness. Mayor Rahm Emanuel started the initiative in response to his call … Read more IDEA Change The World With One Good Deed

Here’s Why Millennials are Loving TV Again

In my hand, I hold a slender, futuristic-looking device. It’s lightweight and slides easily into my palm. Is it the new iPhone? No. But like other voice-controlled tech, it does obey my every command. Or almost every command. Because Xfinity’s newly designed voice-control remote gives me next-level control over my TV, Internet and movie watching needs. … Read more Here’s Why Millennials are Loving TV Again

Getting Weird in Austin: A Chicagoan’s Guide to SXSW

Dear reader, it breaks our heart to say goodbye to Chicago next week… because we’re headed to Austin, Texas, for the 2016 SXSW Interactive Festival! See what we did there? Wondering what we’ll cover, or heading down yourself and overwhelmed by the possibilities? Don’t worry – we got you. Below are the panels we’ve added … Read more Getting Weird in Austin: A Chicagoan’s Guide to SXSW