These are the 25 dev shops entrepreneurs in Chicago need to know

March 23, 2016

There’s a litany of reasons why fledgling entrepreneurs and established business owners alike would seek out the help of a dev shop or agency in Chicago. From time constraints to lack of technological experience, sometimes it’s best to leave your big idea in the hands of the experts.

If working with a dev shop or web/mobile agency is right for you, here’s a list of 25. Happy hunting, Chicago!


Founded: 2012
Location: Chicago, San Francisco
Portfolio: University of Chicago, Urban Leash, Tribe


Founded: 2011
Location: Bucktown
Portfolio: Chicago Booth School of Business, Groupon, Motorola Online, IBM, Trunk Club


Founded: 2009
Location: River North
Portfolio: Crain’s, SpotHero, Neurensic, Whole Foods Market


Founded: 2008
Location: River North
Portfolio: Bloomberg, Zest Health, Microsoft, kCura


Founded: 1993
Location: Ravenswood, Wheaton
Portfolio: Domino’s, Spring, Zipcar, Top Box Foods


Founded: 2011
Location: Chicago
Portfolio: Handyman, Ticketmaster, Expedia


Founded: 2011
Location: West Loop
Portfolio: Kraft, Vivid Seats, kCura, Redbox


Founded: 1999
Location: West Loop
Portfolio: Loyola, Little, AME


Founded: 2015
Location: River North
Portfolio: Maple & Ash, IMI Agency


Founded: 2008
Location: River North
Portfolio: Whittl, Jellyvision, Groupon, Guaranteed Rate, Fooda


Founded: 2003

Location: Chicago, Minneapolis, Phoenix, Kansas City
Portfolio: Tastefully Simple, Purina One, State of Vermont, Threads


Founded: 2010
Location: Wicker Park
Portfolio: PrettyQuick, Digital H20, Hello Bar, MeterHero


Founded: 2009
Location: Streeterville
Portfolio: Priceline, Bonobos, GE, Hearst


Founded: 2010
Location: Fulton Market
Portfolio: Dryv, Booked Out, Battery Club, Brand


Founded: 2010
Location: The Loop
Portfolio: Raise, Agentis Energy, SocialCrunch


Founded: 2007
Location: Lakeview
Portfolio: Reverb, ShipBob, Dermio, Bow truss


Founded: 2014
Location: Chicago, Austin, Los Angeles
Portfolio: Salesforce, GEM Shopping Network, American Medical Association


Founded: 2014
Location: Goose Island
Portfolio: Ticket Scalpr, Agent Run, Breakfast Box


Founded: 2012
Location: Chicago, Bratislava, Warsaw
Portfolio: The Chive, mRetail, Paynut, Rally


Founded: 2008
Location: Streeterville
Portfolio: Whirlpool, Chicago Tribune, Depaul University


Founded: 2007
Location: Oak Brook
Portfolio: Chicago Innovation Awards, MojoBistro, Malibu, Jameson


Founded: 2007
Location: West Loop
Portfolio: Brad’s Deals, FanHub, Satellite


Founded: 2005
Location: The Loop
Portfolio: Travian Games, Ski Nation, Elite Staffing


Founded: 2008
Location: River West
Portfolio: Slurv, Home Grown Cow, Tourpedo

Founded: 2006
Location: The Loop
Portfolio: Aegis, Groupon, NCSA

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