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We’ve incubated hundreds of ventures, advised dozens of corporations on growth and innovation strategy, and we’re now one of the most active venture investors in the country.  Below you’ll find the latest news from our portfolio companies, our broader ecosystem, and lessons we’ve learned along the way.

News & Insights

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Why Build Venture Ecosystems for Growth?

A true Venture Ecosystem is a network of interconnected corporations and startups, engaging as a collaborative community to sustain and grow.

If built properly with specific, actionable goals defined, a highly-effective bespoke ecosystem becomes a resounding platform of leadership for the corporation. It becomes the lynchpin in an interwoven set of relationships that fosters common interests, innovation, and revenue growth.

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Why Venture Collaboration is the Future of Corporate R&D

What can venture capital firms offer startups? Money, foremost. Mentorship, usually. Publicity, street cred, and validation are typically part of the deal. What’s missing in the traditional VC model may be why many startups fail: critical strategic services. Instead, early …

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Navigating the new frontiers of innovation

  BigCo leaders must learn to navigate the new frontiers of innovation. TechNexus began nearly fifteen years ago to bring Chicago’s nascent tech startup community together to create meaningful relationships and connect entrepreneurs in ways that helped us all build …

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TechNexus Seeks Collaborators for Smart City Innovation Lab
Cities Leveraging Analytics Platforms to Work Smarter, Not Harder
Smart City Leaders and What They’re Tackling
Retailers Use Data as a Compass
Big biz should stop treating startups like zoo animals, research park chief says
Wanna Kill American Startups Before They Start? Force Entrepreneurs to Risk Too Much
Thinking Slow, Deciding Fast: A One-Year-In Framework for Operating as an Early Stage Investor
How To: Effective Decision-Making
TechNexus Seasoned Startup BBQ – Another Way to Collaborate
TechNexus Launches Year Two of its Venture Collaboration with the Department of Homeland Security
TechNexus Expanding in Chicago and Launching University Outposts