Mar 22 2013

Dashfire Portfolio Company EverTrue Raises $5.25 million from Bain Capital!

Yesterday, EverTrue, a Dashfire portfolio company, announced a $5.25 million financing led by Bain Capital Ventures.  Though EverTrue, an education fundraising platform, is headquartered in Boston, the story has a very important built in chicago back story. At EverTrue’s core is improving the relationship of Alumni and their schools, which is also a personal mission of EverTrue’s CEO, Brent Grinna. … Read More

Mar 06 2013

There’s No Such Thing As Mainstream Education

Times have changed. College isn’t the only path to success anymore. In order to land a great job, you’ve got to stand out. “Getting another university degree doesn’t make you different,” says the NYTimes. If you agree, get excited about Dev Bootcamp.  Dev Bootcamp is a school for developers that originated in San Fran in 2012…. Read More

Mar 05 2013

Dashfire Launch – Applications Now Open

I’m excited to announce that applications are open for our Dashfire Launch program!  Dashfire Launch will enable one MBA-led team to validate their business model and launch their startup through $35,000 of services and collaboration from Chicago’s best strategists.  The program is targeted to Kellogg School of Management and Chicago Booth.  The selected team will… Read More

Mar 01 2013

My Start-up Journey

Hi Everyone!  This week marks my six month anniversary at Dashfire and next week, we’ll launch a new Dashfire competition that I’m spearheading.   The competition is focused on digital startups, Chicago collaboration, venture capital, and business school – all components of my journey from Wall Street to River North (I don’t think “digital prairie” is… Read More

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