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Will Kevin Willer’s exit impact 1871 and Chicago’s future as tech start-up hotspot?

Will Kevin Willer’s exit impact 1871 and Chicago’s future as tech start-up hotspot?
One of the goals of 1871 was to position Chicago as a newly-emerging center for tech start-ups — something akin to what Silicon Valley was in its infancy many years ago. In December, 2012, some seven months after the launch of 1871, the start-up center …
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Kevin Plank Is Betting Almost $1 Billion so Under Armour Can Beat Nike

Kevin Plank Is Betting Almost Billion so Under Armour Can Beat Nike
Within two weeks, the parties had agreed that Under Armour would acquire the startup for $ 150 million, and Thurston would remain atop MapMyFitness and become Under Armour's chief digital officer. Thurston, a onetime professional cyclist who maintained …
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