This week's feature interview is with Brian Spaly, Founder and CEO, at Trunk Club. Brian talks about fundraising and ground-up growth of both Trunk Club, and Bonobos, his new men's clothing line and online retail shop. Other bits include Brian's take on staffing 130 employees in-house, managing a 35,000 subscriber base and the resurrection of Hammer Pants.
This week's music feature is Chicago's own Cold Country.
Below are the semi-finalists in the Chicago Tech Startup Madness bracket! We will announce the finalists today on www.bytesoverbagels.com. Listen next week as our two finalists pitch their startup in their own words and then join in on one last round of voting. The winner will receive a sweet prize pack and an interview on the show.
1. Vinyl Me, Please: www.vinylmeplease.com @vinylmeplease
2. Meet Advisors: www.meetadvisors.com @meetadvisors
3. Mystery Tacklebox: www.mysterytacklebox.com @mysterytacklebx
4. WeDeliver: www.Wedeliver.us @wedelivr
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