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Brian Luerssen and I are excited to announce the ten companies that will be joining Techstars for our 2016 program in Chicago. We kicked things off this week on June 27th and are looking forward to three months of awesomeness, capped off by Demo Day on September 29th. Save the date!

This is the seventh program in Chicago, and we’re fortunate to have many of our 2015 and 2014 alumni on the ground as well as our incredible mentors. Thank you, mentors! We’re grateful for your support over the last couple of years and your continued time and guidance. We couldn’t do it without you.

We love this city and know 2016 is going to be an amazing year for both Techstars and Chicago.

Here are the Chicago 2016 Techstars companies:

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Bright.io is a tool that helps SaaS companies increase their profitability by instantly reporting the metrics that matter, enabling them to drive better results.

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Brightwork is a developer tool that makes APIs easier to use by enabling them to be hot swappable, requiring no coding or re-deployment of code when switching external services.

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CompleteSet helps collectors track, buy and sell collectibles. The interactive site matches items from sellers to collectors who want to acquire them, be it antique toys, vintage clothing or modern memorabilia.

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ConvertFlow is a suite of tools, easy for marketers to implement, that helps growing companies convert more website visitors through personalized calls-to- action, retargeting ads and triggered emails from third-party apps.

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Fitbot helps personal trainers and fitness coaches save time, increase their reach and earn more revenue through remote coaching.

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Jio is giving parents peace of mind by creating a wearable device so discreet it can easily be embedded into small children’s clothing to provide comprehensive monitoring and notification capabilities.

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LogicGate empowers enterprises to use a drag-and- drop interface to deploy custom business applications linking people, processes and data across organizations without having to write a single line of code.

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Pak’d makes lunch easy for busy families by delivering fresh, custom, pre-packaged lunches direct to your door.

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PartySlate is the destination for anyone planning a party; its photo-rich site provides inspiration, event ideas and access to local event professionals.

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Stationfy is the easiest way for fans to find and watch the great sports moments they most care about and follow their favorite events, teams and athletes.



Troy Henikoff
Troy is the Managing Director of Techstars Chicago. Troy was the CEO and Co-founder of Excelerate which became Techstars Chicago in 2013. Additionally he is a Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners – an early to mid stage technology fund, teaches Entrepreneurship at Northwestern University and is on the board of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center. His last 25 years have been spent starting, running and advising early stage technology companies including SurePayroll, OneWed, Amacai and Jellyvision. @TroyHenikoff