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OkCupid and SparkNotes Co-Founder Sam Yagan at Chicago Founders’ Stories @ 1871 (VIDEO)

This month’s taping of Chicago Founders’ Stories® saw our biggest registration numbers to date. Not only did we run out of tickets, but we had nearly 200 people on our waiting list. It goes to show just how much people are interested in hearing Sam Yagan share his experiences founding SparkNotes, eDonkey, OkCupid, Tech Stars Chicago,
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Cleversafe Founder Chris Gladwin at Chicago Founders’ Stories® @ 1871 (VIDEO)

Cleversafe founder Chris Gladwin summed up why he started the company with this profound vision: “to store the world’s data”. And he’s not afraid of the size of its proposition. As the world’s data use has grown, so has Chris’ proposition. Check out some of the highlights Chris shared during our February Chicago Founders’ Stories
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Godard Abel of Big Machines at Chicago Founders' Stories by Pat Ryan of Incisent Labs at 1871

BigMachines Founder Godard Abel at Chicago Founders’ Stories® @ 1871 (VIDEO)

How do you build a $500 million business? With BigMachines’ recent sale to Oracle for nearly that much, we knew we’d have a lot of fun sitting down with founder Godard Abel. Having built the company from the ground up, Godard gave us great insight about his company’s exponential growth during the dotcom era, the
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