Despite the rest and relaxation of Chicago’s summer months, there has been a lot of recent activity with the JuntoCompanies and members of the JuntoTribe.
ALUMNI & APPRENTICE COMPANIES
Congratulations to Kilton Hopkins (JuntoI), who recently co-founded a new Internet of Things startup in Palo Alto, iotracks, which is raising a $2 million seed round from angel investors nationwide. iotracks integrates and transports information from a multitude of sensors and all with real-time performance. It also correlates the streams of contextual information to discover, diagnose, and take appropriate actions.
Congratulations to Tiesta Tea (JuntoI) on hiring their tenth employee.
Congratulations to John Williamson (JuntoI with MusicDealers), now with Sportslock, which raised their Series A round of funding and was featured in Forbes.
A BIG congrats to Mark Murrell of GetMaineLobster (JuntoII) on getting married this summer.
Congratulations to KnowledgeHound (JuntoIII) on hiring a new developer, publishing their most recent blog post, "The New CRM - Consumer Relationship Management", and for all the press on their $1.2 million seed round. Check out the articles in Crains Chicago, Chicago Tribune, ChicagoInno, Tech Cocktail, and more.
INSTRUCTORS, MENTORS & PARTNERS
Congratulations to Lou Jacob, JuntoMentor, for finishing his 12th Race to Mackinac.
Kudos to JuntoInstructor, Jay Goltz, for his appearance on "Your Business with JJ Ramberg" on MSNBC.