The “#Chicago School of #Technology” #startups

Great article, definitely worth the read.  A couple of key points, quoted below:

The Chicago School of Technology can be broken down into two facets: what we do, and how we do it…

Our tech ecosystem grew from the industries that have been here for decades, centuries even. Transportation, finance, manufacturing: These are the infrastructure industries that transformed Chicago into an urban center throughout the 20th century, and as we’ve moved into the 21st century, our most robust and innovative technical practices stem directly from these foundational industries…

The Chicago School of Tech emphasizes pragmatic, workmanlike practice, and a focus on customer collaboration and satisfaction over self-promotion.

Source: ITA

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