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A Chicago startup is helping teens find after-school activities

With summer fast approaching, many of Chicago’s teenagers will soon be out of school and looking for activities to keep them occupied. To help them fill their free time with useful and purposeful activities, a Chicago entrepreneur has built a plat.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 15th, 2019

McDonald"s Partners With AARP To Recruit Broke Seniors As Labor Shortage Worsens

Since American teenagers are too busy cramming in extracurricular activities and studying for standardized tests to find after-school jobs, while those of .....»»

Category: blogSource: zerohedgeApr 26th, 2019

A New Security Startup Wants to Stop School Shootings with Artificial Intelligence

Athena Security's cameras can recognize when someone pulls a gun—and immediately alert police. In this age of frequent deadly shootings, the majority of teens--and their parents--worry about the possibility of an attack at th.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneSep 27th, 2018

Chicago fashion startup makes ties worn by Michael Caine and Pierce Brosnan

A fashion stylist that’s worked for magazines like Vogue and TIME left the nation’s fashion capital of New York to launch a menswear startup in Chicago. Whitney Michel, a New York native who attended Parson’s School of Design, launched her br.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsNov 12th, 2018

ParkWhiz rebrands as it grows its B2B service

ParkWhiz, a Chicago startup known for its app that allows users to find and pay for parking spots in cities across North America, has created a new over-arching brand for itself that it hopes will help better encompass both its consumer facing products an.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsJan 7th, 2019

While NCAA stalls, game publisher forms college esports body

A month after the NCAA voted to table a discussion regarding esports, "League of Legends" publisher Riot Games launched a governing body for its college and high school competitive video game activities......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsMay 22nd, 2019

Georgia State researchers find school bus retrofits boost student health, achievement

A team of Georgia State University researchers has found that reducing the level of diesel emissions by school buses can improve academic performance at primary and secondary schools. Wes Austin, Garth Heutel and Daniel Kreisman studied the health and.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 22nd, 2019

The 55 Best Companies to Work For in Chicago

Via Fortune research partner Great Place to Work. Information technology, health care, financial services--and a school district. This year’s list of best companies to work for in Chicago contains quite a variety of work.....»»

Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 21st, 2019

This School District Became One of the Best Places to Work in Chicago

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Category: europeSource: fortuneMay 21st, 2019

From camps to couches: Helping the homeless find success through supportive housing (PHOTOS)

Jack Filkins and Jeff Casner share a south Orlando apartment close to their former residence, but miles away from their former existence. “Our tents were in the same area,” says Casner, referring to the woods along Wallkua Way and Orange Blosso.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 20th, 2019

Snapsheet raises $29 million as it expands beyond auto insurance

Chicago insurance-tech startup Snapsheet landed a new round of funding as it expands its smartphone-based insurance claim solution beyond auto insurance. Snapsheet announced Monday that it raised $29 million in fresh funding in a round led by Tol.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 20th, 2019

Chicago nail salon startup Ezza opens 2nd location in the Loop

Ezza Nails, a Chicago startup trying to reinvent the nail salon experience, is opening its second location in the Loop with the help of a seed funding round it raised just last month. The startup’s new salon, at 180 N. Wacker Dr., opens for bus.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 9th, 2019

Chicago food startup Quevos wins distribution deal with Peapod

A fast-growing Chicago food startup just landed a deal with online grocery retailer Peapod to brings its healthy snack chips to more customers. Peapod announced that Quevos has won its annual “Next Best” competition, a contest that spotlights Ch.....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsMay 6th, 2019

Latest Research Confirms Happy Money

Researchers from the University of Chicago Booth School of Bus.....»»

Category: blogSource: valuewalkMay 2nd, 2019

Planet Fitness targets teens with summer program

Planet Fitness Inc. is launching a Teen Summer challenge program targeting high school students ages 15 to.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchApr 26th, 2019

Ford invests $500 million in electric truck startup Rivian

Rivian is a highly sought-after partner as the auto industry clamors to find ways to jump ahead of competitors in the pivot to.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayApr 24th, 2019

This Orlando startup is making it easier to find work-from-home jobs

Magdalena Boron travels a lot, and through those travels she's seen firsthand the talent of people all over the world who do not have jobs due to the lack of opportunity. "I've now visited over 50 countries on six continents, soaking sun in Bali, .....»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 22nd, 2019

Child transportation startup rides on trust

Since receiving $5.5 million from Sequoia, Zūm has grown its revenue tenfold, added about 90 employees and has expanded outside the Bay Area. The secret? Tapping into a huge need from school districts......»»

Category: topSource: bizjournalsApr 19th, 2019

EU banking watchdog clears Estonian, Danish regulators over Danske Bank

The European Union banking watchdog said on Wednesday that its investigation into financial regulators in Estonia and Denmark in relation to suspected money laundering activities by Danske Bank did not find any breach of EU law......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 17th, 2019

EU banking watchdog ends probe of Estonian, Danish regulators over Danske Bank

The EU banking watchdog has closed an investigation of financial regulators in Estonia and Denmark in relation to suspected money laundering activities by Danske Bank after it did not find any breach of EU law, the Estonian FSA said on Wednesday......»»

Category: topSource: reutersApr 17th, 2019

Need startup money? Here are 6 ways to fund your small business

Entrepreneurs can find funds for their small businesses in unexpected places, from libraries to traditional banks......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralApr 15th, 2019