Primarily known for Northwestern University’s sprawling campus, the city of Evanston is also thriving business center, home to a number of innovative companies situated along Chicago’s North Shore.
The City of Churches now makes a name for itself as a small but rising tech hub—here are 13 successful tech startups from Evanston that should be on everyone’s radar in 2016.
FarmLogix is focused on developing technologies to create/manage complex farm-to-table supply chains. The company operates in 17 states and develops programs for national entities, to include distributors and food service companies.
Leapfrog Online develops business intelligence solutions to drive e-commerce and marketing initiatives. Its data collection technology and strategies help organizations convert more buyers with targeted media and customized experiences.
General Biomass develops cellulosic technology for converting raw materials into sugars, which are in turn used in producing renewable chemicals, biofuels, and bioplastics for a myriad of industrial and medical applications.
With over over 40 millions unique visitors per month, Legacy.com is among the top 50 websites in the U.S. The company provides online obituaries through its partner network consisting of thousands of news publications and funeral homes across the globe.
Opex Analytics specializes in developing machine learning and optimization solutions to help companies solve complex business problems and develop more effective strategies.
As its name implies, Benevolent is in the business of helping people in need. The platform connects low-income individuals with specific needs/requirements to willing supporters and donors.
HistoryIT has developed a platform for connecting digital collections with online audiences. The company enables organizations to digitize/preserve their historical collections for posterity and present them via the web.
GroundLevel enables retailers and merchants to create and manage promotional offers and programs (e.g., coupons, discounts, events) through its streamlined web-based platform
Katalyst is a global IT services provider specializing in cloud services, e-commerce development, enterprise software consulting, and more. The company was recently named one of the best small and medium workplaces in the U.S. by Fortune.com and Great Place to Work.
There’s no arguing that moving is a major headache for most people. Moveboxer alleviates much of this pain with its personal moving assistance platform.
LiveWatch has developed a home security solution that consists of a smartphone-enabled alarm system coupled with alarm monitoring services.
Edovo’s tablet-based technology allows people involved in the criminal justice system to access self-improvement and educational resources for better, more meaningful rehabilitation while incarcerated.
PreScouter’s solutions address various corporate challenges—from interviewing, selecting, and managing talent to providing data/insights for product development, business development, marketing, and R&D planning purposes.
In short, this picturesque northern suburb of Chicago is fast becoming the preferred home base for startups looking to escape the hustle and bustle of America’s second city. Be sure to keep these 13 Evanston startups on your radar in 2016 and beyond.