Even though February has only just begun, 2017 has already felt like a whirlwind for those in the tech sector. From CES and NRF back in January, to Mobile World Congress coming down the pike later this month, there’s no time to waste in making sure your business is in the spotlight at one of the many tentpole industry events that flood the first few months of the calendar.

Luckily for those working out of our Chicago office, there’s no lack of eye-catching entrepreneurship taking shape in the local tech ecosystem. Our very own Vice President Erica Frank, who herself made it out to Las Vegas for CES last month, took note of this in her latest LinkedIn Pule post, “For Chicago Tech Companies, 2017 is Off to a Strong Start,” where she highlights a few of the Chicago tech companies hitting the ground running in 2017.

Account Executive Lauren Underhill, who also works out of our Chicago offices, gave us a taste of the exciting atmosphere for startups in Chicago back in July, when she discussed how the Midwest is quickly emerging as a rival to Silicon Valley and East Coast tech hubs when it comes to innovation.

We also had fellow Marcher James Gerber join Erica and other members of our team at this year’s CES, an experience he brought us all along for via his frequent Twitter coverage, as well as a recap LinkedIn post rounding up his favorite sights from the floor.

It will be interesting to see how the market for Chicago tech innovation continues to develop into 2017.


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