Sunday, September 23, 2012

Silicon Prairie Redux: Will Chicago's Tech Boom Last? (Chicago Mag)

After years of hype and hope, is the city finally building a tech sector to be reckoned with?
By David Lepeska

“The community is so damn collaborative,” says Raman Chadha, a professor of entrepreneurship at DePaul University. “That didn’t exist ten years ago, when it was a bit more competitive, a bit more siloed. Today, when we hear of a startup thinking about leaving, we rally around them to get them to stay. This would never have happened in the past, to do a sort of intervention. Now there’s a civic pride that wasn’t there before.”

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