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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

  • LXMI
  • November 26, 2017

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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Investment in LXMI

We are proud to announce that CompanyFirst has made an investment in LXMI​. So excited to be working with Leila Janah​ and her team to help build this awesome brand with such amazing products and a social mission to give work and help lift people out of poverty! Back to News

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Chicago Booth 2017 New Venture Challenge Winners

The finals were held for the 2017 Chicago Booth New Venture Challenge and the results are in. Congrats to ALL the participants and winners of this year’s competition…each year the field just gets more and more impressive! Special shout out to my friends at Ezza (presenting in picture above) who won third place and took home $75,000! Very proud to …

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Mary Scarpulla Joins CompanyFirst Team

Mary Scarpulla

We would like to welcome Mary Scarpulla to the CompanyFirst Team. Mary will be spending the summer with CompanyFirst in between her first and second year at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. Mary’s experience spans strategy consulting, general management, and finance including roles at Deloitte Consulting, Accenture, and Merrill Lynch. Mary graduated from Northwestern University with a …

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