Category CPL Geeks in Residence

Wrapping up as the Geeks

April is drawing to a close, and our time as the Geeks in Residence has ended. It was bittersweet to move out — we’re very excited about writing our next chapter, but our time at the library has been incredibly valuable. When we became the inaugural Geeks in Residence, we weren’t sure what to expect. […]

Innovation and Institutions – startups can learn a lot

As we look forward to the season premiere of “Game of Thrones” (since I’m a Geek, I of course have tickets to a premiere party next week to get a sneak peek at the first episode!), this blog post from John Bracken about a South by Southwest panel he was in struck me as apropos. […]

Young Chicago Saves

¬†We were honored to be a part of the panel of the Young Chicago Saves conference, held at the Harold Washington Library on February 26. This is an annual conference put on by the Economic Awareness Council to help teens gain financial savvy and it kicks off the Young Illinois Saves statewide savings initiative every […]

Creating a Pitch Deck for funding your startup

It’s been a while since our last post because we’ve been busy! We’re starting to move into a new phase of our startup, and one of the things we’ve been working on is our “pitch deck.” For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure of justifying an idea enough that people will give you […]

Books for Entrepreneurs

For lots of people around Chicago, the weather has been wreaking havoc with plans. We’re no different. We’ve had to postpone our latest Geeks in Residence talk with the wonderful Daliah Saper of Saper Law, which was disappointing, but will be rescheduled. We’re making the best use of our lull in the Geeks in Residence […]

Lucky to Be the Geeks!

Two things have happened this week that have made us feel extra fortunate to be partnering with the Chicago Public Library as the inaugural Geeks in Residence. First of all, there was this essay about “innovation districts.” When it says that a city needs “cafes, bike lanes and 3-D printers” to foster innovation, we realize […]

Happy 2014!

The new year has begun, and with it comes the excitement of new possibilities. We’ve already had our first Geeks in Residence mentoring session of 2014, starting off the year with more great conversations, and helping other entrepreneurs as they work on their exciting possibilities. As the Geeks in Residence, we get to talk to […]