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New Office Space

New pictures of the CompanyFirst office space in the ICNC as it begins to take shape. Check back for updates as we wrap up the build out! Back to News

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Rise of the Dark Horse

Another great event a The Hatchery Chicago, “The Changing Landscape Of Successful Consumer Innovation: The Rise Of The Dark Horse”. IRI’s Executive Vice President, Larry Levin gave a great talk on new product innovation and the trend of smaller companies taking marking share from the big brands by getting products into the market quickly and being willing to “fail fast”. …

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Feeding the Influencer

General Assembly @ The Hatchery—Feeding the Influencer: Driving Food & Beverage Sales with Influencer Marketing The Hatchery Chicago teamed up with General Assembly to put on a great event on influencer marketing for food and beverage brands. Very interesting to hear from brands such as Simple Mills and food bloggers / influencers how this is put into practice as seems …

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New Home for CompanyFirst

Proud to announce that CompanyFirst has a new “home” at the Industrial Council of Nearwest Chicago (ICNC) / The Hatchery Chicago…very excited for our new digs and the chance to be closer to / a part of these wonderful organizations that have done so much to help emerging consumer brands and entrepreneurs! Here is our new address: 2041 West Carroll …

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“Give Work” by Leila Janah

So proud of our friend Leila Janah (Founder and CEO of CompanyFirst portfolio company LXMI) for all the work she has done…if you are looking for a great book to read and an amazing story, highly recommend picking up a copy of her new book “Give Work” (www.givework.org). Back to News

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Chicago Booth SeedCon

Honored to be on one of the panels at SeedCon, Chicago Booth’s annual entrepreneurship and venture capital conference hosted by the Chicago Booth Entrepreneurship and Venture Capital Student Group (EVC) and the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation. Back to News

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