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One of America’s Most Promising Startups: Interview with the CEO

FeeFighters is a comparison shopping site that keeps credit card processers honest, and was recently named one of America’s Most Promising Startups by Business Week. This Excelerate 2010 company has found incredible success since participating in the summer intensive program, and we had the opportunity to chat with co-founder and…

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Huffington Post believes the Midwest may be the next Silicon Valley

There was a great article in the Huffington Post that highlights a lot of the entrepreneurial activity and venture investments going on in the Midwest. It is great to see that we are finally getting recognized for all the great things that are happening here (including a nice shout out…

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White House Rallies Behind High-Growth Entrepreneurs

… hails private sector as “the engine of innovation” 25,000 new jobs will be created. There will be a tenfold increase in the success of new startups. All by 2015. Intrigued? Keep reading. The Startup America campaign aims to “celebrate, inspire, and accelerate” high-growth entrepreneurship throughout the nation. To address…

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Startup America (and Excelerate is a part of it too!)

On Monday of this week, there was a huge announcement at the White House. Here is what President Obama said: “Entrepreneurs embody the promise of America: the belief that if you have a good idea and are willing to work hard and see it through, you can succeed in this…

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Technology Industry News Chicago interviews Excelerate

Kathryn Born interviewed Troy Henikoff about Excelerate, its history and where it is going in 2011. Get the full story at http://tincmag.com/2011/01/17/interview-with-troy-henikoff-of-excelerate/

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GiveForward’s Journey To Excelerate

After a year of brainstorming, Desiree Vargas, founder of GiveForward, an internet host to thousands of fundraising pages, built up the courage to start her business. During a six week trip visit to Costa Rica in November of 2007, Desiree spent her time thinking about her idea, dreaming of GiveForward’s…

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TechCrunch Features the Excelerate Companies!

Thanks to Leena Rao for covering the TechCrunch article about our ten companies! Check it out here : http://techcrunch.com/2010/07/11/nine-startups-graduate-from-chicagos-excelerate-labs/

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Excelerate Mentioned in Tribune!

This past Sunday, Excelerate Labs was featured in an article in the business section of the Chicago Tribune. Check it out! http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-0620-computer-tech-gfc.eps-20100620,0,2606456.graphic We are so grateful for all the support we’ve received in the past month. Thanks go out to all who have written about us!

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