Original Post (2/20/12): Megan Kashner of Evanston recently set up benevolent.net, a social media non-profit start up meant to connect those in need with those who can give. The website has grown out of the recently created Business Incubator Space in Evanston meant to give new businesses a leg up. Continue reading here.
Update (4/13/12): Courtesy of TINC Magazine, here’s an interview with Benevolent.net founder Megan Kashner that explains the crowd-funding micro-giving business. Continue reading here.
Update (6/28/12): Megan Kashner of the Evanston start-up benevolent.net has been named to the Techweek 100 top Innovators list. Continue reading here.
benevolent.net connects those in need to donors around local areas. -Photo from benevolent.net, credit - Emily Stone of evanston.patch.com
The annual IMSA Power Pitch allows IMSA students to show off their business and technology skills by presenting a business plan to a committee to judge and possibly invest in the idea. Continue reading here.
Shantanu Jain, 18, an IMSA senior, makes his pitch for Sofi, social finance site, March 5 in Aurora. (Chuck Berman/ Chicago Tribune)
On Monday, the Plainfield Villiage Board adopted a resolution to establish a business incubation center with the purpose of assisting new businesses. The Business Evolution Center would provide an affordable, quality space for startups to conduct new business. Continue reading here.
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CoFoundersLab - Matchmaking for Entrepreneurs - Photo Courtesy of TechCocktail.com