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My name is Sam Gold, and I’m the newest intern here at Farshore. I’ll be a junior down at Libertyville High School next year. From a very young age I’ve been entrepreneurial in nature, and the opportunity to work with everyone at Farshore was one I couldn’t pass up. I’m thrilled to get started in the Chicago tech scene, and this internship is the perfect way to get involved.   Although I’m just starting out today, I’ve known Farshore and…
The Internship

The Internship: Better than Google

Maybe it was just a coincidence, but three days before I started my internship with both Farshore and Dashfire, the movie The Internship was released. Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson land internships at Google after losing their jobs as watch salesmen; hilarity ensues. Hilarity might be a strong word (I’d give the movie a B: funny but not hysterical). I left the theater wondering what the next ten weeks would hold. Would the other interns and I be forced to…
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FarShore Design Team Member Recognized for Outstanding UI/UX Portfolio

We are thrilled to announce that one of our newest designers, Matija Šundalić, was awarded for the best UI/UX portfolio by the online design portfolio platform, Behance.  He also won the contest for the logo creation for http://www.zona45.hr recently, the biggest Croatian fashion fair. Matija joined FarShore in March 2013 and has been supporting web and mobile design for many of our clients. We are proud of his accomplishments!   Contact FarShore today to learn more about how our award winning…
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Re-Imagine Mother’s Day with Kangu

  Stuck on what to get mom this Sunday? I was too, until I found out about this..   In developing countries, 800 women die each day from pregnancy and childbirth because they can’t afford skilled medical care and a safe environment. Fortunately, this can be easily prevented.   Kangu.org, an innovative new crowdfunding site, has identified local non-profit hospitals and clinics in developing countries that offer the life-saving medical care that mama’s and their newborns need.   Casey Santiago…
Right Partnerships Can Help Tech Startups

Turning Olive Branches into Arrows – How the Right Partnerships Can Help Tech Startups Slay Dragons in the New Year

It’s no secret that the path of the tech startup is uniquely challenging, and at times can be a lonely journey for entrepreneurs. Lack of revenue generating opportunities, poor cash flow, hindered product development progress from bootstrapping or even your concept not gaining initial traction are just a few examples of the rocky waters that startup founders have to navigate on a constant basis. But fear not, because as many entrepreneurs have learned before, there is a way to bolster…
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A Chicago Fear Experiment.

Late last year, I participated in Potluck 2.0 and quickly realized that I was unaware of an incredible underground Chicago scene. Potluck is a speaker series (see: Ignite) where people from very diverse backgrounds speak undisturbed for 6 minutes. After presenting about taking the leap into entrepreneurship, I listened to a group of amazing and eclectic poets, actors, writers, and comedians tell creative and unfiltered stories. I was blown away. And they referred to a Chicago scene that I had…