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Quarterly Newsletter

Red Rocket Blog Passes 500,000 Reads!!

The Red Rocket Blog just passed the 500,000 reads mark!!  We are so excited our reader base continues to grow and keeps coming back, month after month, for our growing list of lessons in entrepreneurship.  Thank you so much for your continued readership, and helping us spread the word to your entrepreneurial colleagues.

New Client Shoutout:  SoloInsight

We recently started working with SoloInsight, and their founders Carter Kennedy and Farhan Masood.  I just wanted to make sure they are on your radar, as they are working on some very cool technology in the Internet of People space.  SoloInsight is a software company re-inventing the future of access control. CloudGate™ is their platform as a service that talks to the cloud and increases compliance, efficiency, safety and convenience for your company through automation and artificial intelligence, seemlessly integrating with enterprise software and replacing manual costs.  Their current customers have reported a 10%-20% savings on their current payroll and related operating costs as a result of this revolutionary technology platform.

George Deeb Added to Tribune's Blue Network

Red Rocket's George Deeb was added to the Chicago Tribune's list of top Chicago area tech leaders, called The Blue Network.  We are honored to be included in such a prestigious and well-respected list of people helping to fuel Chicago's tech ecosystem.  Be sure to check out the full list on recent honorees here.
 

Most-Read Blog Posts of the Quarter

We hope you are enjoying our growing list of 202+ Startup Lessons and case studies, which has attracted over 500,000 reads to date.  Be sure to check out these most-read posts of the quarter:

(a)   Lesson #213: The Birth of Crowdfunding Agencies
(b)   Lesson #212:  How to Roll-Out Your Local Business, Market by Market
(c)   Lesson #209:  Which Selling Technique is Best For Your Business
(d)   Lesson #207:  Big Companies That Embrace Intrapreneurship Will Thrive
(e)   Chicago's Exploding Startup Ecosystem [SLIDESHARE]


And, don't forget, for easier reading offline, you can now freely download our "Startup Lessons #1-#202" at your favorite eBookstore.

  Upcoming Chicago Entrepreneurial Events

Here is a list of some of the bigger upcoming events for Chicago's startup community.  Hope to see you all there:

For a more complete list, be sure to bookmark the calendar of events at the Built In Chicago, Illinois Technology Assocation or 1871 websites.

 Thanks again for all of your continued support.   Let us know how we may be able to help you, your colleagues or your portfolio companies with their growth strategy and execution.

George Deeb
Managing Partner
312-560-0096 (m)
george@ RedRocketVC .com

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