Chicago Entrepreneurs - Big 10 Schools with the Most Alums


CHICAGO INNO ARTICLE:These Are the Big 10 Schools With the Most Entrepreneur-Alums in Chicago A look at how Big 10 schools are impacting Chicago's startup ecosystem.

"#7: University of Iowa

Founders in Chicago: 715 Alums in the entrepreneurship industry: 1,045 Local founders include: Bob Girolamo (founder of Sorc'd), Scott Weisman (cofounder of LaunchPad Labs)"


Overwhelmed By Your Tabs? Chicago Startup SORC'D Will Help Clean Up Your Browser


Check out our feature in ChicagoInno. Thanks Sophie Kennedy for a great article. "We've all been there. You’re putting together a piece for a client, writing up content for a new story, or gathering data for a big pitch. You look up to the top of your browser and there are probably thirty tabs open, maybe more, from news articles to photos, stats to studies.....READ MORE"




Renata Sandor of MeetAdvisors meets up with Bob Girolamo, Co-founder of Sorc‘dto get tips and tricks on how to do research better. How to capture, recall and use snippets of relevant information in content creation. Working with a team and sharing collective knowledge is key.

Information Addiction

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Information Addiction

By Emily Girolamo

According to the Daily Mail, the average person looks at their device 1,500 times per week. Our attention spans have dropped to 8 seconds, 1 second less than a goldfish (National Center for Biotechnology Information). And, every two days we create as much information as we did between the dawn of civilization through 2003 (Eric Schmidt).

We can't get enough of it, because as a basic need for humans, we strive to improve through learning. But what happens when we go over the maximum number of pieces of information the human brain can handle concurrently, by the way is seven (Miller's Law)? Our minds shut down, we make poor decisions, we become stressed which releases hormones throughout the body that can consequently make us overwhelmed, tired, and sick.

Why do we do this to ourselves? Why do we need to know the latest thought Kim Kardashian had about who knows what? (or who really cares)?

We are missing out. We are missing out on deeper relationships with others. We are missing out on precious time spent with family. We are missing out on the connections we need.

Don't get me wrong, I am a strong believer in seeking out the truth. And, it could very well be buried somewhere under an article that linked to a white paper that linked to a blog, that linked to a tweet.

But, until you find a way to manage your time spent online, or quickly find exactly what you're looking for, I suggest setting some limits (online timers work great) to the amount of time and energy you spend in the endless sea of data, content, posts, and that of the like.

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