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March 9 – Chicago BMSmeetup Recap

Thank you to everyone who joined us at Bloggers Meet Startups! Always amazing and inspiring to hear from some innovated entrepreneurs and forward-thinking content creators.  Special thanks to Next Door Chicago for hosting this event and our meetup. Here's a recap of...

Meet Christina of Elu

Christina is the founder of Elu, a clothing company that makes custom made-to-measure dresses for plus sized women. Tell us about your project: Elu is a made-to-measure clothing brand for plus sized women, using smart technology for true-fit style. Elu invites the...

Meet Bob Girolamo of Sorc’d

Bob Girolamo is the founder of Sorc'd, a startup in 1871. Follow Sorc'd on Twitter and learn more about the company below:  Tell us about your project: Sorc’d empowers content creators to build stronger content, faster. Clients boast saving 30% or more off their...

Meet Ana Cvetkovic of the Blog Better Than Ramen

Background on Ana Cvetkovic and Better Than Ramen Ana Cvetkovic is the blogger behind the blog Better Than Ramen, and will be a featured speaker at the April Bloggers Meet Startups event at 1871. Keep up with her on Twitter by following @betterthanramen! Tell us about...

Meet Amanda Elliott of the Blog Windy City Cosmo

Background about Amanda Elliot and Windy City Cosmo Amanda Elliot was our featured speaker at February's Bloggers Meet Startups Event. Windy City Cosmo is a lifestyle blog that invites you to meet entrepreneurs, taste inventive cocktails, and explore Chicago through...

Meet Ben Premo and his startup PrimoBanks

Ben Premo is the founder of PrimoBanks which is a web startup aimed at helping users find local banks with the lowest or best fees for their needs.  Ben is a banking industry veteran and is trying to enable consumers to have the best information available when they go...

Meet: Karen and The POWCH!

Meet Karen Orlich of k.o. kidz Karen has designed, developed, and tested (with kids and adults) a reusable, collapsible, waterproof, USA made, food and drink pouch/bottle for over two years and launched to the world through an Indiegogo campaign (i.e. crowdfunding...

February #BMSmeetup Recap

Thanks to everyone who came out to 1871 for Bloggers Meet Startups!  Lot's of great new connections made and really happy to hear about the ones made from from past meets.  Very special thank you to 1871 for allowing us to hold BMS within their awesome space! [gallery...

Meet Justin and Matt of Backspace App

Justin Romano and Matt Harris are the brains behind Backspace. I recently caught up with them to learn more about their entrepreneurial journey. What is Backspace App? Justin & Matt: People have become afraid to express themselves on social media due to posts from...

Bloggers Meet Startups is on the move in 2016 | Built In Chicago

I'm really excited to announce these new collaborations; hope you can join us on Feb 24! Chicago startup pitch event Bloggers Meet Startups establishes exciting new collaborations aimed at facilitating more great connections in 2016. New event location at 1871 will...

Meet Melissa Falk

Melissa Falk is the creative inspiration behind her blog, SoloRoamer.com. In this post, I sit down and ask some questions on what inspired her to get blogging and start creating content.

May 2014 #BMSmeetup

Save the Date! The May 2014 Bloggers Meet Startups meetup is schedule for Tuesday, May 6 from 6:30PM to 8:30PM.  The location is the same, NextDoor Chicago - 659 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago. Update: May 2: Featured Presenters: Valeria Bassio - Symphonic...

March 4: #BMSmeetup Returns

Bloggers Meet Startups: Join us at NextDoor Chicago for networking synergy! Bloggers Meet Startups - a fun and collaborative way for Chicago bloggers, content creators and social media mavens to interact and network with startups founders. This event is open to anyone...

November #BMSmeetup Recap

Wow, what an excellent showing and fantastic event!  Thanks to all who came out and pitched at the November Bloggers Meet Startups and very special thanks to Vanessa Flowers for snapping these awesome picks! [gallery link="none"...

November 5 – Next BMS Meetup

Bloggers Meet Startups: Join us at NextDoor Chicago for networking synergy! Bloggers Meet Startups - a fun and collaborative way for Chicago bloggers, content creators and social media mavens to interact and network with startups founders. This event is open to anyone...

BMS Meetup – September 10th

Join us for our upcoming Bloggers Meet Startups event at NextDoor Chicago! Bloggers Meet Startups - a fun and collaborative way for Chicago bloggers, content creators and social media mavens to interact and network with startups founders. This event is open to anyone...

BMS Meetup Returns to NextDoor in July

I'm super excited to announce the fifth installment of Bloggers Meet Startups, which will be held on Tuesday, July 9, 2013 back at NextDoor Chicago, 659 W Diversey Parkway, Chicago. 6/17 Update:  Featured Speaker Lineup: We will be hearing from: Mr. Steve Hendershot,...