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Dashfire We partner with high-impact entrepreneurs to launch internet startups. Dashfire designs startups. We partner with entrepreneurs and enable them to launch their startup ventures through software development and strategic refinement.

02/17/2014
Internship Anyone? - Dashfire Blog

Interested in getting real experience at one of Dashfire's fastest-growing partners? Factor 75 is currently looking for an intern to assist in all aspects of its performance-based meal delivery service. Read more on the Dashfire blog. http://dashfire.com/blog/internship-anyone/

Looking for the experience of a lifetime? Internships at startups are fast-paced and decidedly thumb their noses at the typical coffee-fetching experience.

From the BucketFeet blog: "Print is Alive and Well" Have you checked out Bucketfeet's new line of prints? http://blog.bu...
02/04/2014
Print Is Alive and Well!

From the BucketFeet blog: "Print is Alive and Well" Have you checked out Bucketfeet's new line of prints? http://blog.bucketfeet.com/2014/01/30/print-is-alive-and-well/

BucketFeet recently launched the art prints collection to celebrate our artists’ hard work and thoughtful designs in a brand-new way. They will brighten up pretty much any space besides a panic room and look great hung together or out on their very own. Check out some methods to integrate them into…

Have you tried personal marketing? We weigh in on the blog.
01/24/2014
The only way to get past the "promotions" folder: personal marketing - Dashfire Blog

Have you tried personal marketing? We weigh in on the blog.

What shocked me wasn’t necessarily the content of the email; I had given Easypost a high rating through a survey and Justin was looking for referrals. The surprising part came at the very end of the email: “P.S. This isn’t an automated email- just working late at night after a day with family!”

Want to know what it takes to build an internationl business from the US? Check out RoomVa's story on Built in Chicago
10/18/2013
From Chicago to Lima, Peru: Entrepreneurship Without Borders

Want to know what it takes to build an internationl business from the US? Check out RoomVa's story on Built in Chicago

Last Spring, RoomVa was a mere idea, sketched out in a Powerpoint presentation, aimed at connecting locals to small Latin American hotels (“telos”, “hostales”, “moteles” depending on the cou

If you had 1 month and $25,000, what would you build?
08/01/2013

If you had 1 month and $25,000, what would you build?

Is Gmail's redesign the death of email marketing? Our intern weighs in.
07/23/2013
Gmail, Promotions, and the death of Email Marketing

Is Gmail's redesign the death of email marketing? Our intern weighs in.

Google just single-handedly destroyed email marketing. No, seriously.   Gmail's new Inbox   First, let's identify an important fact: what Google does, others do. Gmail in particular has

Our partner, BucketFeet, was featured in Crain's! Will they follow in the footprints of Crocs and Toms and be the next s...
07/22/2013
Can Bucketfeet become the next Crocs?

Our partner, BucketFeet, was featured in Crain's! Will they follow in the footprints of Crocs and Toms and be the next shoe phenomenon? We think so!

Bucketfeet's network of artists — 1,000 strong — do double-duty as brand ambassadors by wearing the shoes and explaining the company to people across the globe.

Ice cream trucks, delivered by our neighbors at Uber Chicago, on the hottest day of the year. Thanks Ice-Cubed!
07/19/2013

Ice cream trucks, delivered by our neighbors at Uber Chicago, on the hottest day of the year. Thanks Ice-Cubed!

Sports, zombies and bachelor parties. Our partner, The Spish, is recording a new podcast. What topics will they cover th...
07/12/2013

Sports, zombies and bachelor parties. Our partner, The Spish, is recording a new podcast. What topics will they cover this time?

FarShore Partners and Dashfire partner, friend, and fellow startup companion TableSavvy made Forbes list of "Techweek Co...
07/09/2013
Techweek Companies To Bet On

FarShore Partners and Dashfire partner, friend, and fellow startup companion TableSavvy made Forbes list of "Techweek Companies to Bet On". Awesome job team! After the read, check out their restaurant-booking website at https://tablesavvy.com/ to book a table.

Geeks, developers, entrepreneurs, and investors all huddled around the Merchandise Mart in Chicago recently for Techweek. The event offered a variety of experiences — you could listen to speakers like Emerson Spartz talk about the world of virality or play a C5 Beer Pong game while networking with t...

He was a champion at the StartUp Wars. Will he be a champion at the Moxies tomorrow evening?
06/19/2013

He was a champion at the StartUp Wars. Will he be a champion at the Moxies tomorrow evening?

Facebook aims to improve ad targeting by integrating 3rd party data - Will this make FB ads more compelling or is it mer...
04/12/2013
How Facebook's Partner Categories Level the Playing Field—For Good

Facebook aims to improve ad targeting by integrating 3rd party data - Will this make FB ads more compelling or is it merely an attempt to justify a higher price point?

Facebook would seem to be an ideal ad vehicle for small local businesses. But it's never lived up to its promise. Until maybe now.

04/09/2013
Built In Chicago

Come check out LoClean pitch next Wednesday (4/17) at the Built in Chicago Launch event @ Rockit Bar & Grill in River North

Built In Chicago Launch is just over a week away--http://bit.ly/14UiEgM

Come see PECKISH.co OnlyADate.com LoClean M2J Think Box MeetFOAF present!

We believe customer acquisition is the #1 most difficult thing for startups, definitely heard this one way too often  - ...
03/20/2013
Sh*t you should never say to a VC in a pitch

We believe customer acquisition is the #1 most difficult thing for startups, definitely heard this one way too often - "My product will sell itself..."

Here are 10 things you definitely should NEVER say to a venture capitalist in a pitch.

Check out very own Rick Desai talking about Dashfire and Bootstrapping in America on Tasty Trade - Live Now!
03/19/2013
tastytrade - live broadcast

Check out very own Rick Desai talking about Dashfire and Bootstrapping in America on Tasty Trade - Live Now!

Google's annual dev conference, held May 15-17 in San Francisco, sold out within an hour. Ticket prices range from $300-$900.

Check out very own Rick Desai talking about Dashfire and Bootstrapping in America on Tasty Trade - Live Now!
03/19/2013
tastytrade - live broadcast

Check out very own Rick Desai talking about Dashfire and Bootstrapping in America on Tasty Trade - Live Now!

Google's annual dev conference, held May 15-17 in San Francisco, sold out within an hour. Ticket prices range from $300-$900.

03/18/2013
Video Landing Page - Chicago News and Weather | FOX 32 News

Hungry for some delicious food? Check out Factor 75 on Fox Chicago News #PerformanceFood

Chicago News, Chicago Weather, Chicago Politics, Chicago Investigations | FOX 32 News | WFLD Television | myFoxChicago.com, More from myfoxchicago.com.

It's crazy to think how much mobile technology has changed our behavior in just 8 years...what will it look like in 2020...
03/14/2013

It's crazy to think how much mobile technology has changed our behavior in just 8 years...what will it look like in 2020?

What a difference 8 years makes: St. Peter's Square in 2005 and yesterday

03/07/2013
Dashfire

Know a Booth or Kellogg MBA launching a startup? Tell them to apply to our new summer program - Dashfire Launch. Winner receives over $35k in actionable services!

Dashfire partners with high-impact entrepreneurs and teams, and enables them to pursue their visions

Calling all Chicagoans - Looking for delicious, healthy food after a workout? Check out Factor 75
03/05/2013
Factor 75

Calling all Chicagoans - Looking for delicious, healthy food after a workout? Check out Factor 75

A meal-delivery service conceived by an MMA fighter to bring you healthy, nutritious meals.

03/01/2013

Question: Are captures/jumps mandatory in checkers?

This week marks Kelsey's 6-month anniversary with Dashfire - check out how she got here!
03/01/2013
My Start-up Journey

This week marks Kelsey's 6-month anniversary with Dashfire - check out how she got here!

Read how Dashfire Venture Partner, Kelsey Lutz, leveraged her MBA to transition from finance to start-ups and the lessons she learned along the way.

Our partners LoClean and TableSavvy are currently gettin' better in beta. http://www.builtinchicago.org/blog/get-better-...
02/28/2013
Get Better With Beta

Our partners LoClean and TableSavvy are currently gettin' better in beta. http://www.builtinchicago.org/blog/get-better-beta

  Testing your product or service prior to launching is key, and failure to properly do so can be detrimental to your business. Two of Dashfire’s portfolio companies, LoClean and TableSAVVY, are

02/20/2013
Stop Looking For Housekeepers on Craigslist

We use LoClean at Dashfire. You should too!

We all have housekeeper disaster stories and that's why were thrilled about LoClean launching in Chicago! If you're sick of cleaning, or jumping through hoops to get someone to clean your home, you'll

Didn't make it CES? Neither did we. But we are following it live: http://ces.livefyre.com/
01/09/2013
Livefyre CES NewsHub

Didn't make it CES? Neither did we. But we are following it live: http://ces.livefyre.com/

Your real-time news source for the latest tweets, photos and articles coming from the Las Vegas show.

DigitalGroundUp founder @Reva will be leading an Ideation panel tonight!
01/08/2013
FI.co: Startup Ideation Bootcamp

DigitalGroundUp founder @Reva will be leading an Ideation panel tonight!

You have an idea for a startup, but don't know what to do next? In just three hours, the Startup Ideation Bootcamp will help you improve your idea, come up with new ideas, determine the next steps, and even recruit potential co-founders. This intensive, collaborative workshop begins with talks by an...

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01/07/2013

Dashfire's cover photo

Turning apartments into hotels!
12/29/2012

Turning apartments into hotels!

Being one of our 1st customers has its perks........

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