As crowds filled the now-familiar upstairs at Rockit Bar and Grill on Tuesday night, there was a palpable excitement in the air. Dozens of new faces joined regular Built In Chicago Launch attendees, contributing to an atmosphere of hope – for a fresh start in a new year that will hopefully surpass the successes of the one that preceded it.
Built In Chicago founder Matt Moog kicked off the evening’s events, followed by Kevin Willer of 1871 and the CEC, who announced that there is availability for startups and established companies to rent desks in the coworking space. Notable attendees included Brandon Copple, formerly of Groupon, Dan Hess, CEO of the Local Offer Network, and Comscore’s Gian Fulgoni.
Soon enough, attention shifted to the real stars of the evening: the presenting companies. Here’s foodjunky’s pitch:
www.foodjunky.com: Chicago is no stranger to food delivery companies. Still, the folks at foodjunky feel they can improve the system by allowing individuals to submit their selections for group orders and letting restaurants list their menus free of charge. CEO and co-founder Travis Johnson believes this will attract many more food venues to his mobile-friendly website and make food ordering and delivery a less painful process. “Our goal right now is to integrate menu systems and aggregates so we can have the most robust menu database available,” Johnson said.
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Source: Built in Chicago