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TechWeek Wrap-up ’13

Another year, another successful TechWeek. This year didn’t disappoint, with exciting new Chicago startups, enlightening panels, and awesome competitions. Farshore started out the week at the Expo where we heard all about Crowdfynd, tried out Freeosk’s sample vending machine, and tested our physical strength with the nextstep.io mobile app. Also exhibiting were Farshore partner companies Tablesavvy, DigitalGroundUp, Stock Manufacturing Co., PackBack Books, and Robotoaster! Next we moved on to the panels. First, we sat in on an SEO panel. (Did you know that it can take Google 30 days…
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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…