December. A month of many holidays and probably way too much food and drink. And why temper yourself? Tech in Motion is joining the fun by throwing a demo and drinks party! In the spirit of gluttony, we have four food-based startups demoing their awesome and delicious apps! We’ll also have Ale Syndicate, a local Chicago brewery onsite sampling their beer!
We'll be featuring TableSAVVY (https://www.tablesavvy.com/), Every Last Morsel (http://www.everylastmorsel.com/), Peckish (http://peckish.co/), MakeItFor.US (https://makeitfor.us/), and Ale Syndicate (http://alesyndicate.com/).
TableSAVVY, in partnership with Chicago Magazine, is a "last minute" reservation service, helping fine dining restaurants fill "last minute" empty tables for the night, while giving spontaneous consumers 30% off to fill these tables. At any time throughout the day, our restaurants post "last minute" empty tables they have for the night, allowing TableSAVVY users to pay a small $5 reservation fee, and receive 30% off their meal that night. We match "last minute" empty seats with spontaneous consumers!
About Jeremy Klein (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/jeremy-klein/11/679/430)
I developed the concept for TableSAVVY in 2011; and since then have built a team of awesome partners around me to help me take this concept off the ground in 2013. I entered the start-up world in 2011, coming off of 7+ years in the finance world at Morgan Stanley, and after catching the "Start-Up Bug" there was no looking back. Living in Chicago for 7 years now, I grew up in Cleveland, where my roots and my sports allegiances remain. As you can probably expect, I am obsessed with the food scene in Chicago, and if I had to choose any "Non-TableSAVVY" restaurants as favorites, I would probably say Bavettes "food wise", and Big Star "fun wise".
About Every Last Morsel
Every Last Morsel is a community marketplace for locally grown food -- like an Etsy for growers. We provide small farms with record-keeping tools and easy-to-use sales outlets that allow them to focus on doing what they love -- growing food.
About Todd Jones (http://www.linkedin.com/pub/todd-jones/12/300/69b)
Todd is the founder of Every Last Morsel. He's lived a varied and extensive life, traveling around America on a bike (great stories for when you're getting a beer with him), founding his own company, running a successful Kickstarter and now putting ELM out into the world.
About MakeItFor.Us MakeItFor.Us gets anything made and sold, by connecting those that Inspire, with Requestors & Makers. Anything you imagine, can now be brought to life, for purchase or sale, easily.
About Moshe Tamssot (http://www.linkedin.com/in/tamssot) Moshe is the Founder & CEO of MakeItFor.Us (formerly CookItFor.Us). As a serial intrapreneur and entrepreneur, he founded Monks of Invention and the Innovation Center, Inc., entities focused on bringing numerous new businesses to life, as well as having lead innovation efforts for Fortune 100 firms including American Express, GE, and Kraft Foods. He believes in trying anything three times, loves to BBQ (check out his Liquid Pig BBQ Sauce), and is always up for hanging out.
About Conrad Fuhrman (http://www.linkedin.com/in/conradfuhrman) Conrad is Co-Founder and Chief Experience Officer of MakeItFor.Us, translating business vision into engaging and delightful user experiences. He’s an accomplished designer and developer, and former partner in ThreeSphere, a design and branding firm. His corporate experience at Leo Burnett and McDonald’s exposed him to leading edge design thinking principles, and filled him with the desire to make things better. Conrad’s an avid homebrewer, having brewed his first Pale Ale at the age of 16 as a chemistry experiment, of which he shared a six pack with his High School Principal.
About Ale Syndicate Located in the Logan Square community, Ale Syndicate is dedicated to making craft beer worthy of Chicagoans. Ale Syndicate's founders, brothers Samuel Evans and Jesse Edwin Evans, aim to produce their unique take on traditional styles of beer, such as IPA, porter and session ale. Learn more at http://alesyndicate.com
About Peckish Peckish delivers healthy snacks straight to your desk every week. We take care of the nutrition needs of busy working professionals. Whether you’re looking for a high-protein, energy boosting, or satisfyingly sweet option, with Peckish, you can find curated deliverables in line with your dietary preferences. Our mission is to work with nutritionists and search for a wide variety of quality, delicious and nutritious snacks from around the world!