Though the last few months have seen plenty of bad news across the professional world, there have also been stories of growth. Despite strong headwinds, many companies have finalized fundraising, hired employees, inked partnerships and released new products.
Chicago tech and startup fundings were up in June, with local companies raising nearly $200 million in venture capital, according to data compiled by Chicago Inno.
Technology is enhancing the field of nursing in many ways by making nurses more efficient and better informed to deliver strong patient care. From handheld mobile units and wearables to software-enabled command centers, these devices and apps offer nurses critical insights that are easy to access and share with other clinicians.
Twenty-two schools across the city are expanding their academic programming thanks to an $18 million multi-year investment from Chicago Public Schools.
The additions are a result of the district’s application process inviting schools to apply for new programs in under-resourced schools and communities. The district’s investments are targeted at closing gaps in academic programming revealed by the Annual Regional Analysis.
Amazon joined with Gov. J.B. Pritzker and local government leaders Monday to announce it will build fulfillment centers in two south suburbs — Matteson and Markham — creating more than 2,000 full-time jobs.
The facilities will bring to 11 the number of fulfillment centers it operates in Illinois, most of them near Chicago. A fulfillment center is a major hub for Amazon, which also operates smaller distribution centers for “last-mile” service around the region.
Technology firm AltumAI released an app to help employers mitigate the risks of worker COVID-19 exposure, the Chicago-based company announced Wednesday.
Within one of Cisco Meraki’s financial client’s lobbies, there was an alarming trend.
Day after day, fanned out stacks of pamphlets advertising mortgage loans, credit cards and wealth planning remained untouched in its lobbies. Full pots of complimentary coffee turned cold.
It seemed odd for the client to turn to a cloud-managed IT company for help attracting customers. But Cisco Meraki had already solved their corporate network issues and simplified their infrastructure. Why not simplify this too?
Level Ex, a Chicago tech company that makes video games for physicians to learn medical skills, has been purchased by a German firm.
Brainlab, a Munich-based digital medical technology company, said it’s purchased Level Ex for an undisclosed sum.
The COVID-19 pandemic has upended countless industries and altered the way in which millions of people across the country work. Shelter-in-place orders and social distancing guidelines have affected the ability of businesses to reach consumers and serve clients.
Gov. J.B. Pritzker’s designation of real estate as an essential business spared agents and brokers from some of the worst of the economic fallout from the statewide shutdown. However, the contagious and debilitating nature of the virus has forced agents to adjust their business practices and marketing strategies to reach current and potential clients.
Hazel Technologies Inc., a USDA-funded technology company delivering new solutions for fresh produce to extend shelf-life, increase sales, and fight food waste, announces it will be supporting New Zealand-based Zespri International, the world’s largest marketer of kiwifruit, through the commercial launch of Hazel™ Trex, a new technology brought to market by Hazel designed to improve kiwifruit orchard performance and increasing orchard efficiency.