The 8 Most Promising Startups in Chicago
By: Renata Sandor 04/28/2014
The following companies are considered the most promising startups that Mabbly predicts will take Chicago by storm!
SpotHero helps drive more cars to parking garages and lots. SpotHero works with some of the largest parking operators in the country to ensure that parking is reasonably priced and readily accessible for customers.
By reserving your parking spot online ahead of time via SpotHero, you know exactly how much you're going to pay, and where you're going to park.
SpotHero was the first company to bring anytime, online parking reservations to Chicago. They are committed to parking innovation and to making the parking experience better.
Kumbuya is not like any other social platform. Kumbuya has created a unique platform that helps you benefit from creating online communities through common interests. These communities have resulted in the buying and selling process to be more effective than other social platforms.
Unlike other existing social platforms, which make their users their commodities, Kumbuya allows for their “Camp Leaders” (the founder of the community) to share revenue when business is transacted.
Hireology is the leading selection management platform for distributed enterprises. Their award-winning Selection Manager™ includes everything an operator needs to manage their hiring process, including a fully-hosted career site, integrated job postings, compensation analysis, pre-hire assessments, interview guides, background checks, skills verification, and more.
Raise is a gift card marketplace where savvy members can buy discount gift cards and sell gift cards for cash
Discount gift cards, its newest marketplace feature, and exclusive discounts help you save even more on your favorite brands. We'll give you insider tips on how to sell your gift cards for cash, keep you updated on changes in the secondary gift card market, and even share some of our chef's gourmet lunch creations!
5. Pitch Training Camp
Presented by Ms. Tech and Tim Hines, Pitch Training Camp is a six-week public speaking program that helps entrepreneurs master their pitching skills. Pitch Training Camp covers topics such as content, delivery, and visuals. When the course ends, entrepreneurs are able to showcase their perfected five-minute pitch in public. These innovators call it "Opening Day."
eMazeMe allows you to find, organize, and share your favorite service providers with your friends by creating your own social directory of trusted businesses.
It is the coolest way to build and share lists of your favorite businesses with friends.
DRYV takes the pain out of dry cleaning. Offering on-demand pickup and delivery in Chicago seven days a week (including nights and weekends), it’s your laundry when you need it. No need for a storefront, or retail location - DRYV is end-to-end delivery, and on-demand.
8. Abe's Market
Abe’s Market is the online marketplace for great natural products. They connect buyers seeking amazing natural products with the people who make them. There’s no need to prowl the Internet for a broader natural product selection than can be found at your local natural market. At Abe’s Market, you can get all your natural product buying done in one place.