Chicago Innovation Chase

Chicago Innovation Chase National Inter-Collegiate Student Entrepreneurship Competition National Collegiate Student Entrepreneurship and Innovation Program run by Eurekatory NFP

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05/06/2013
Chicago Innovation Chase 2013: IIT

Happy Monday Innovation Chasers! Here for your viewing pleasure is the official after video from the 2013 Chase at IIT. Relive all the magic and excitement, and stay tuned for Gonzaga's video!

The official video for the Illinois Institute of Technology Innovation Chase 2013, brought to you by Eurekatory. Music: Stayin' Alive (K Theory & TYR Remix) ...

#tbt Throwback Thursday, Gonzaga Chase '13, one of the greatest boss ladies of all time #whathappensatthechase
05/02/2013

#tbt Throwback Thursday, Gonzaga Chase '13, one of the greatest boss ladies of all time #whathappensatthechase

Hot off the presses! The campus newspaper at IIT TechNews covers the Chicago Innovation Chase!
05/01/2013
'Paradigm Shift’ team wins Chicago Chase innovation contest | TechNews

Hot off the presses! The campus newspaper at IIT TechNews covers the Chicago Innovation Chase!

We had only “heard” about the Chicago Innovation Chase as an “intense, mind-blowing, two day experience” before signing up for the competition. We had heard from previous participants and winners that the two day innovation and entrepreneurship competition would teach some valuable lessons which wou...

04/21/2013

Congratulations to Paradigm Shift, the champions of the Chicago Innovation Chase at IIT! We can't wait to watch you save the world!

04/20/2013

Day 1 has just ended! The teams have done a phenomenal job and we are so excited to see them tomorrow! Get some rest guys!

And they're off! The Chicago Innovation Chase at IIT has begun and everyone's digging deep to find ways to save the worl...
04/19/2013

And they're off! The Chicago Innovation Chase at IIT has begun and everyone's digging deep to find ways to save the world!

04/18/2013

One day away from the 2013 IIT Chase!!! Excitement is exploding out of our ears in anticipation...

04/15/2013

Guess what's this weekend? The Chicago Innovation Chase at Illinois Tech! If you haven't signed up yet, you've don't have much time before the window closes up and/or we hit our max capacity! #hurry

This is how elevator pitches work #whathappensatthechase
04/11/2013

This is how elevator pitches work #whathappensatthechase

Innovative Company Spotlight: ThreadlessIf you haven't already heard of this company, we must inform you that you've bee...
04/10/2013
Threadless

Innovative Company Spotlight: Threadless
If you haven't already heard of this company, we must inform you that you've been missing out on one of the best selections of clothing/personalized products, artwork, communities, and companies in the entire world – or at least to come out of our very own motherland of Chicago. Does this sound like more than a business to you? Exactly. What sets Threadless apart from other companies is that not only does it have insanely cool, one-of-a-kind products, but it fosters a community or artists and art-driven people to draw out styles which otherwise never would have existed on a grand scale, if at all.
The company was founded on a simple idea: bring art to the masses! Let artists submit their ideas and artwork for t-shirts, and let the Threadless community vote on what should go to print. That's right – if you've got access to the internet, you can be part of the community responsible for sending ideas to market. Artists are compensated for having their ideas chosen while the rest of the world gets access to some of the most unique products ever seen at affordable prices.
By now, the company has expanded out of t-shirts only and into sweatshirts, iPhone cases, backpacks, and even pet accessories, just to name a few – and we mean a few. By now you can get pretty much any unique design printed on pretty much any kind of product you could want. And again, it all supports the artists. And speaking of artists – you can be one too! Submitting your designs has been made easier and easier, so if you wish to be an internationally renowned designer, this may be the place for you to start.
In case you didn't realize it, Threadless has been the mastermind behind some of the most popular shirts you've almost definitely seen around. You know that cat with lasers shooting out of its eyes? That's Threadless. An astronaut strutting with a boombox? Also Threadless. Google “Threadless Astronaut Shirt' and you'll probably say “Oh yeah I already own seven of those shirts! Cool!”
If none of this has convinced you to check out Threadless, we highly encourage you to just visit their site and not be entirely blown away. It has a seamless flow to it (absolutely no pun intended) and more colors and products than you would ever imagine was possible. And while you're there, we dare you to not fall in love, or at least not to buy something.

Browse our collection of amazing graphic t-shirt designs. The best tees on the planet.

Happy Tuesday Innovation Chasers! Feeling a little slow? From Fast Company, here's three ways you can teach yourself to ...
04/09/2013
3 Ways To Teach Yourself To Become Smarter | Fast Company | Business + Innovation

Happy Tuesday Innovation Chasers! Feeling a little slow? From Fast Company, here's three ways you can teach yourself to become smarter (aside partaking in the Chase, obviously)

New research reinforces the idea that intelligence is not fixedand therefore can be strengthened. Here's how to put those findings to use.

The 2013 Gonzaga Chase has come to a close and Team Phoenix has triumphed over all others! Congratulations to them and t...
04/08/2013

The 2013 Gonzaga Chase has come to a close and Team Phoenix has triumphed over all others! Congratulations to them and to all of our other incredible teams!

The Gonzaga Chase has been pure innovative insanity today. Even Superman is tired. But we're 75% of the way done!
04/07/2013

The Gonzaga Chase has been pure innovative insanity today. Even Superman is tired. But we're 75% of the way done!

Ninja anyone? #whathappensatthechase
04/07/2013

Ninja anyone? #whathappensatthechase

You wouldn't believe how hard these teams are working #whathappensatthechase
04/06/2013

You wouldn't believe how hard these teams are working #whathappensatthechase

#whathappensatthechase
04/06/2013

#whathappensatthechase

04/06/2013

With the Gonzaga Chase officially under way, we hereby declare this Chase season OPEN! #whathappensatthechase

The eagle has landed!
04/05/2013

The eagle has landed!

04/05/2013

T-minus 24 hours until the Chase returns to Gonzaga! Queen Houlihan and Empress Kamran are en route and all of Spokane will be there to witness their grand arrival. But who at Gonzaga will be able to call themselves #1 at the end of this weekend? We will all just have to anxiously wait and see...

04/02/2013

Who has two thumbs and 101 likes? These guys!
A huge thank you is due to the entire Chase family! We could not have done it without you. Now we march towards 200!

03/28/2013

We are just over a week away from the Chicago Innovation Chase at Gonzaga! We're getting all tingly with excitement...

Don't give up because the odds are against you. Persevere with a positive attitude. Learn from Charlie Brown.
03/24/2013

Don't give up because the odds are against you. Persevere with a positive attitude. Learn from Charlie Brown.

03/21/2013

Quick shout out to our friends at Gonzaga University - good luck in the tournament! Don't lose!

03/20/2013
http://nydailynews.com/life-style/health/hit-taco-created-15-000-jobs-article-1.1287811

Innovative Company Spotlight: TACO BELL

Okay, okay, we know what you're thinking: "Taco Bell?! Innovative?! IMPOSSIBLE!!!" Truth be told, this may have been one of the last companies someone ever would imagine to be recognized on the innovation front. However, due to the immaculate success of the Dorito Loco Tacos, they deserve some credit.
First, let's take a step back and look at the product. For those of you who may not be familiar with this newfangled food oddity, it's simply a taco with a shell made from the Dorito flavors Nacho Cheese and Cool Ranch. At first thought, perhaps it sounds a bit childish and just thinking about such a bizarre concoction makes you wince. On second thought though, you have to admit, it's pretty genius. In a nation where fast food and high-sodium snacks excel, this is a crowning achievement in consumable combinations: the new PB&J.
Second, and in case you think we're crazy, let's look at the data that backs up our first point. Since the tacos debuted in spring 2012, over 375 million have been sold. That's a million per day. Further, Taco Bell has had to hire 15,000 new employees in the last year to keep up with this demand, and CEO Greg Creed believes 2,000 new stores will be opened in the next 10 years to keep up with this demand. Stunned? Same here. That kind of food chain success is unheard of. As the NY Daily News points out, it took McDonald's almost 18 years just to sell its 100 million hamburgers. Taco Bell sold their first 100 million tacos in a measly 10 weeks.
Taco Bell may not be a restaurant everyone wants to dine at, which is understandable. But you have to hand it to them: nutrition facts aside, the numbers prove this to be a massive and innovative success, and it doesn't like it's ending any time soon.

Happy Tuesday Innovation Chasers! Having trouble waking up in the morning? One of our team members highly recommends try...
03/20/2013
» Recipe: How to Make Your Coffee Bulletproof…And Your Morning Too The Bulletproof Executive

Happy Tuesday Innovation Chasers! Having trouble waking up in the morning? One of our team members highly recommends trying this unique coffee mixture for maximum body and mind power. What's your go-to food/beverage for an energy boost?

When people hear more than half my calories come from healthy fats, one of the most common questions after "Why?" is "How?" I start the day with a cup of Bulletproof coffee. I learned about the power of butter at 18,000 feet elevation near Mt.

03/15/2013

who had the best pie yesterday?

pretty incredible to a see a product that gained popularity in the US solely through it just being good.
03/13/2013
Sriracha Hot Sauce Catches Fire, Yet 'There's Only One Rooster'

pretty incredible to a see a product that gained popularity in the US solely through it just being good.

With little more than garlic, chilis, and a taste for heat, David Tran emigrated from Vietnam and built a sriracha empire. An American success story

"An innovative billboard in Lima, Peru is producing much-needed drinking water out of thin air for residents of the dese...
03/07/2013
Billboard Turns Air Humidity Into Water

"An innovative billboard in Lima, Peru is producing much-needed drinking water out of thin air for residents of the desert city."
You had us at innovative billboard, Peru.

An innovative billboard in Lima, Peru is producing water out of thin air for residents of the desert city. It's not only getting advertising eyeballs, but also capturing humidity in the air to provide much needed potable water where practically no rain falls annually.Researchers at Lima's...

Happy Monday everyone! Tell us if you've ever seen something cooler than this. Coffee/soda addicts, your life is now onl...
03/04/2013
This Coaster Can Charge Your Phone

Happy Monday everyone! Tell us if you've ever seen something cooler than this. Coffee/soda addicts, your life is now only further dependent on how much you consume!

The onE Puck lets you charge your phone on the go by using your drink to power the device.

We got an anonymous tip this morning that lockers at Chase schools are being taken over by mysterious dopplegangers! Hav...
02/26/2013

We got an anonymous tip this morning that lockers at Chase schools are being taken over by mysterious dopplegangers! Have you been hit yet?

Happy Monday! Anyone ever ridden in a hot tub tug boat before?
02/26/2013
HotTug

Happy Monday! Anyone ever ridden in a hot tub tug boat before?

Who's getting creative this weekend? Here's some inspiration. Have a good one Chasers!
02/22/2013
'How Creativity Works': It's All In Your Imagination : NPR

Who's getting creative this weekend? Here's some inspiration. Have a good one Chasers!

In his new book, Imagine, Jonah Lehrer explores the art and science of original thinking — from Shakespearean tragedies to the invention of masking tape to Nike's "Just Do It" campaign. And when you get stuck? "Take a very long, warm shower," Lehrer says.

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