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Apple Invests $1 Billion in Uber’s Chinese Competitor

Tech companies are becoming car companies and vice versa. What does that tell investors? The industry is setting up for some serious consolidation and M&A. As Apple has struggled to come up with a new tech gadget the world ‘must have’ for five years and …

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Entrepreneurs Stand to Benefit from Connected Cars

Rather quickly, right in front of us, cars are turning into computers on wheels. From Google’s driverless car to Tesla upgrading its vehicles remotely, internet adoption in automobiles provides great opportunity for entrepreneurs. And with the internet of everything connecting basically everything and everyone to …

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Lock8’s Bike Technology – A Hipster’s Dream

It takes more than just great ideas to chisel a great startup. It’s immensely important to have strong people driving it too, and every once in a while you come across a startup with a great idea, driven by great people. That’s what we have …

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WestJet Goes Above and Beyond to Provide Customers with Unforgettable Experience

WestJet, one of the only truly private airlines in Canada (followed the Southwest model),  has given us an incredible example of what it means to go above and beyond to provide your customers with an exceptional, and unforgettable experience. I don’t think I’ve ever seen …

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Africa’s Cowboy Capitalists

I want to share this fantastic documentary appropriately titled, Africa’s Cowboy Capitalists. Ian Cox is a young entrepreneur from the US who moved to Africa because of its incredible and untapped business potential. South Sudan, he says, is the size of Texas and has less …

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Entrepreneurs Solving Public Transit Problems In Chicago

A Tale of Two City Services: Divvy vs Ventra in the Windy City Under both the recent Mayor Daley and now Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago has seen its public investments and focus shift more and more to expanding public transit options throughout the city. From …

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Lyft’s Business Model: Exploiting an Existing Competitor’s Weakness

Putting Out Your Digital Thumb; Lyft Aims to Bring New Meaning to ‘Catching A Ride’ A few weeks ago, we profiled new cab provider UberCab, which is quickly gaining a dedicated following in cities around America and Europe with its alternative, intuitive cab services.  With …

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Richard Branson – You Need to be Bold to make Billions

Bold Risks Breed Great Entrepreneurs One of the most recognizable (aside from wildly successful) entrepreneurs of the past century probably needs no introduction, as his larger-than-life personality has led him to multiple feature articles and television interviews over his ambitious rise to fame and entrepreneurial …

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Tesla Motors Carving Out a Niche in the Luxury Auto Market

Saving the Earth in Style When the company unleashed its landmark Roadster, the first fully electric sports car, Tesla Motors suddenly became a brand to be mentioned along with such luxury luminaries as Mercedes, Jaguar, and BMW.  While electric cars have long been made available …

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Uber: A Great Startup Business But Can it Survive?

Uber Cool, Uber Fast As a Chicagoan, one of the worst experiences in the city one can have is arriving at Midway, on the heels of a long-delayed flight, to realize that the Orange Line is no longer running.  What this means for any downtown-bound …

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