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Startup Stash: Top Chicago Startups To Watch in 2021

Upfront Named Top Chicago Startup To Watch in 2021

Chicago is one of the most famous cities in the world and the city’s startup ecosystem is reflective of this. The ecosystem is among the best in the world, with the total funding of $1.2 Billion being nearly three times the city ecosystem average across the world. Furthermore, the value of the ecosystem sits at $21 Billion and this is twice the average value of city ecosystems across the globe.

The technology sector in the city is thriving, with a total of around 14,000 technology companies contained within Chicago, with these companies employing around 340,000 people. The ecosystem is also known for being one of the most representative in terms of having female founders and a range of other government policies and educational successes have driven the city forward.

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