Tech roundup: Benchprep's new office, Tovala's acquisition and more

by Michael Hines
November 16, 2017
Benchprep Chicago startup Willis Tower office
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Benchprep is moving into Willis Tower

Benchprep just announced it’s moving from the South Loop to Willis Tower. The edtech startup’s new office on the 57th floor will measure 15,000 square feet. Benchprep will make the move sometime in December. [Chicago Inno]


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Tovala acquires local food delivery startup

Radish, a Chicago startup that specialized in delivering healthy on-demand meals, has been acquired by smart appliance maker and meal delivery startup Tovala. The acquisition will help Tovala expand its menu offerings and reach new customers. Terms of the deal were not announced. [Built In Chicago]


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Chicago makes its mark on Deloitte’s Technology Fast 500

Ten Chicago tech companies made the 2017 Deloitte Technology Fast 500, an annual list of North America’s fastest-growing tech companies. Avant ranked highest, landing in 28th place. Talent Rover (58) and Shiftgig (62) also made the top 100. [Built In Chicago]


Grubhub food delivery Chicago office
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Grubhub partners with InterContinental Hotels Group

Guests at InterContinental Hotels Group properties will now be able to earn rewards points by ordering from Grubhub. Under the new partnership, Grubhub’s platform will be integrated into IHG’s app and website. Guests will receive 500 rewards points for their first order and 250 points for each subsequent order. [PR Newswire]


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LotLinx announces new executives and office

Two new executives have joined LotLinx's enterprise team. Bob Sherman is the new VP of enterprise business development and Kim De Palma is the new VP of enterprise partner development. LotLinx also announced it has moved into a larger office in the Loop. [PR Newswire]


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Omnipointment acquired by Mimr

Omnipointment, which builds a scheduling app designed to make it easier for students to schedule meetings, has been acquired by Indianapolis-based edtech company Mimr. Terms of the deal were not announced. [Inside INdiana Business]


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Polsky Center reveals new fintech challenge

Registration is now open for the 2017 numo FinTech Challenge, a pitch competition hosted by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and numo, a PNC Bank-affiliated incubator. The event, open to University of Chicago students, seeks to generate new ideas for the financial services industry. Teams will compete for the chance to win a $10,000 grand prize along with other cash prizes. [Press Release]

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