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November 4, 2016 View email in browser

After Cubs win, entrepreneurs enjoy view from the top

Chicago is buzzing on the ground for the Cubs’ World Series parade today, and the view from above is pretty good, too. From skyscraper offices to private planes, fans with the hookup are experiencing this week unlike anyone else.

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10 random things Cubs fans hired someone to do

Cubs fans used TaskRabbit to deliver drinks, get food and hold bar tables during the World Series.

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Groupon went public 5 years ago. What comes next?

Nearly five years since Groupon went public, its stock is taking a dive — again.

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Uber bringing surge pricing to its Chicago food delivery

Uber is bringing surge pricing to its food delivery service in Chicago, hiking costs when there aren’t enough vehicles to meet demand.

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Zombies would rule Chicago in 60 days, science says

The premise of a zombie invasion is silly, but the technology from scientists at Argonne National Laboratory is real — and it’s been used to track real diseases like Ebola.

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Chicago Ventures raises $66 million second fund

Chicago Ventures, a local venture capital firm focused on seed stage tech investments, has closed a $66 million fund.

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