Amina Elahi

Amina Elahi

Lead Writer
Built In Chicago


Writer, editor. Telling the stories of this city's entrepreneurs and their successes. Interested in learning from challenges and obstacles. Often seen eating Sour Patch Kids.

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freelance writing, blogging, editing




Type: Freelance or contract, Part-time
Skills: Editing, writing


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Tom Denison

Amina, BIC has been kind enough to promote Startup Grind Chicago, most recently featuring Jeff Hoffman and on January 15th, featuring Jason Fried. In early February, we are hosting a global event in Silicon Valley, Startup Grind 2013. Chapters Directors like me will be flying in from over 40 cities around the globe. Over a thousand startups will be in attendance. Guest speakers are a Who's Who in the tech startup community. In addition to all the hoopla, which I would love you to cover (I will post the event), we are also featuring Office Hours with premier investors for a select few startups. I would love to see startups and investors in Chicago participate. It will help to shine a brighter light on our great city. Here's some details:

Can you help? Please, please, please...

Alan Salganik

Amina, we just launched a new community oriented crowdfunding site, FunderHut ( Our website features a trademarked Community Wish List that allows community members to post, vote, and act on their wishes for the community. How can we get more exposure? Your input is greatly appreciated.

Jeff Fagel

amina - how can we get some visibility on edo as a finalist for most innovative company of 2012 - we're up against Square -- Chicago vs. Silicon Valley

Amina Elahi

Jeff -- Please send me a message with more details. Thanks.

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This week, online tutoring marketplace WyzAnt announced a fresh $21.5 million Series A from Accel Partners. Using those funds, the company plans to ramp business up to the next level and launch its first native mobile app.
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In a deal finalized on December 6, Groupon acquired Lightbank-backed social gifting startup Boomerang for an undisclosed amount. According to CEO Zach Smith, he and his team will be absorbed to work on Groupon Freebies, a new feature that the company introduced in late November.
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What do you do when you’re the top company in your niche and in the top five of your category across the world? If you’re fundraising platform GiveForward, you take a step back, dig into your list of goals and set your sights on the future.
TAGS: profile
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Until recently, contributing to a crowdfunding campaign came with mostly trivial perks. New rules proposed by SEC, however, have the potential to reward backers with a perk that was previously only available to accredited investors: equity. By opening up the opportunity to invest for shares to most...
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Snapsheet, which creates branded claims apps for insurance companies, today announced a $10 million Series B. Unlike many executives in their position, Snapsheet’s leadership eschewed venture capitalist firms and angel investors for high net worth individuals who offer something money can’t buy:...
TAGS: Funding
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