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BabbaCo and Excelerate in the NYTimes

…Subscription models and recurring revenue also tend to impress investors — a lesson learned by Jessica Kim, founder and chief executive of BabbaCo, which is based in Chicago and sells children’s activity products. When Ms. Kim started her business in 2008, she sold wholesale products like car-seat covers and inflatable…

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Crain’s Interviews IDEO about its work with Excelerate

Great interview by Ann Dwyer – as she talks to Iain Roberts of IDEO on their experiences mentoring Excelerate companies this year.

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TechCocktail covers the class of 2011

TechCocktail did a nice writeup of the class of 2011 with some results from 2010 included. Read more here:

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Excelerate Labs selects 10 promising technology startups

The companies will receive $25,000 each Melissa Harris CHICAGO CONFIDENTIAL April 28, 2011 It often takes Troy Henikoff and Brian Luerssen of Excelerate Labs less than a minute to toss a pitch into the “obvious no” pile. There was the dry-cleaner that applied to the incubator, which runs an annual…

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Local VC’s see fresh opportunities

Great interview with New World Ventures in Crain’s talking about the Chicago investing landscape with the nice shout out to Excelerate!

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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

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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 :

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