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Meet the Associates for the Summer 2013

It is not always obvious just how much work goes into putting on a three month program like TechStars Chicago.  We started ramping up in January getting ready for applications to open February 1st and will finally slow down a bit around Thanksgiving.  A program like this could never come…

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Open House for TechStars-Chicago applicants

The final deadline for applications is midnight EST on March 15th and there are a lot of people with a ton of questions.  If you have already applied or are thinking about applying, come by on Thursday, March 7th for an open house.  Come see the space, talk to the…

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Women Entrepreneurs – come learn about TechStars-Chicago!

Excelerate Labs (now TechStars Chicago) is  looking for the best digital startups out there, and to find the best we need to encourage a broad range of applicants across gender, age, ethnicity and nationality. In our first three years as Excelerate Labs, 30% of our CEOs were women. We are…

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Call for interns for TechStars
Call for interns for TechStars-Chicago 2013!

Excelerate Labs has always been a busy place in the summer with 10 amazing companies in the throws of intense programming.  Now that we are part of TechStars and sitting on a national platform, it will be even more exciting and we need help!   We are looking for MBA and undergraduate…

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FORBES on SpotHero raising $2.5 Million

Chicago’s SpotHero Raises 2.5mm to Bring Sanity to Urban Parking The influx of West Coast VC money to Chicago continued today with the announcement that SpotHero, a recent graduate of top incubator Excelerate Labs, has raised USD2.5 million from an array of investment firms across the country. The round was…

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