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July, 2011

Power2Switch interviewed by Crain’s Chicago Business

Crain’s did a great job highlighting Power2Switch in their “Entrepreneurs in Action” section this week.


Filed under: Status Updates — July 29, 2011

Desiree and GiveForward interviewed by the IVCA

The IVCA just posted a great interview with Desiree Vargus Wrigley the co-founder and CEO of GiveForward on her experiences in the 2010 class of Excelerate.  She talks GiveForward which is a tool for helping people in need with fundraising for medical expenses.   The entire interview can be read at the Illinois Venture Capital Association web site.  If you are curious what the process is like, you should definitely give it a read!


Filed under: Status Updates — July 23, 2011

Excelerate interviewed by the IVCA

The Illinois Venture Capital Association just posted an interview that digs into some of the details of the “How” and “Why” of Excelerate.

One of the most successful programs of last to support entrepreneurship year, Excelerate Labs, returns in 2011 with an improved process and another ten businesses to mentor towards development. Armed with Excelerate’s support which includes orientation, $25,000 in seed capital, free office space, pro-bono legal and an organized staff of mentors, the ten companies will work all summer toward presenting their innovation to angel investors and venture capital on Demo Day at the House of Blues Chicago, August 31st, 2011.    Read the entire post

Filed under: Status Updates — July 10, 2011