oh, chicago

A debate: what’s an accelerator without funding?

I’m not much of a twitter user but sometimes that’s where the action is! Crain’s reported “Tech incubator 1871 is launching a 12-week virtual program to help Black entrepreneurs start and grow companies.” The catch? There’s no funding. Chicago VC Ezra […]

thoughts of food

The restaurant apocalypse and DropKitchens

“Drop Restaurant – A Dropshipping model / and or Operating System (Similar to Shopify) for virtual restaurants where entrepreneurs create virtual restaurants from existing kitchens and generate revenue without ever touching a stove.” | learn more

tech, startups, internet

What makes entrepreneurs entrepreneurial?

A research paper by Saras D. Sarasvathy highlights his learnings from a deep survey of 30 founders in the late 1990s. He concludes that entrepreneurs use “effectual” rather than causal reasoning. “[I]t begins with a given set of means and […]

big ideas

The blood of an entrepreneur

“According to the U.S. Census Bureau, there were only 2.5M people here in 1776… and many of those people (or their parents or grandparents) came here from somewhere else.” | learn more

thoughts of food

There will be new restaurants

This article is about a new Israeli and Middle Eastern restaurant in Andersonville. This week I’ve also seen three new planned openings in my neighborhood. I can’t help but wonder about the economics, but this is a great reminder that […]

big ideas

Ending aging, the other pandemic

Peter Diamandis highlights some of the technologies he’s tracking. “For the first time ever, scientists and entrepreneurs think there’s a way to slow aging in its tracks, and perhaps even reverse it.” | learn more