Start-Up Nation 2012 - The Atlantic
The Internet and Things: How Manufacturing Could Get Better With a Dose of Networked Data Alexis Madrigal

The Internet and Things: How Manufacturing Could Get Better With a Dose of Networked Data

Tucked away in a makerspace inside a corporate office park, we found a company trying to bring the Internet age to manufacturing with machine vision. This is where augmented reality gets serious.

These Students Love Startups Like the Animal House Guys Loved Beer Alexis Madrigal

These Students Love Startups Like the Animal House Guys Loved Beer

These are kids who probably first heard Start Me Up on a Microsoft commercial.

New School: A Tumblr for Making Your Own Textbooks Alexis Madrigal

New School: A Tumblr for Making Your Own Textbooks

Can a simple, easy way to build coursepacks catch on with students and professors?

'We're Literally Watching the Internet Be Rebuilt' Alexis Madrigal

'We're Literally Watching the Internet Be Rebuilt'

A new company uses big-data capabilities to decode the inner-workings of the modern Internet.

A New Kind of Start-Up Organization for a New Kind of Lansing Alexis Madrigal

A New Kind of Start-Up Organization for a New Kind of Lansing

A business incubator with an unconventional corporate structure is out to build local tech companies in the Michigan's capital.

Who Knew the Most Creative Seed Fund Was in Grand Rapids? Alexis Madrigal

Who Knew the Most Creative Seed Fund Was in Grand Rapids?

They fund two ideas each week. They choose one, we/you choose the other.

Married, With Startups Alexis Madrigal

Married, With Startups

A newly married couple is building a marriage and two companies in Grand Rapids.

How Did Groupon's Rise and Fall Change Chicago's Startup Scene? Not Much Alexis Madrigal

How Did Groupon's Rise and Fall Change Chicago's Startup Scene? Not Much

"Groupon was a huge huge success and potentially a huge huge failure. That neither made Chicago nor does it need to break Chicago."

'The Midwest Mentality': Why Chicago's Supposed Weakness May Be Its Greatest Strength Chicago Magazine

'The Midwest Mentality': Why Chicago's Supposed Weakness May Be Its Greatest Strength

You know, Chicago, maybe you had it right all along.

Can There Be an Etsy for Fine Art? Alexis Madrigal

Can There Be an Etsy for Fine Art?

Meet Cureeo, a new marketplace for artists and collectors.

Parking and Recreation: The Future of Not Circling for a Spot Alexis Madrigal

Parking and Recreation: The Future of Not Circling for a Spot

Meet SpotHero, a Chicago startup that wants to make finding parking simpler and easier.

An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene Reuters

An Angel Investor's Eye-View on the Chicago Start-Up Scene

What an independent investor sees out of early stage Chicagoland companies.

A Visit to 1871 Chicago, the City's Shiny New Start-up Showcase Alexis Madrigal

A Visit to 1871 Chicago, the City's Shiny New Start-up Showcase

A new 50,000-square-foot start-up coworking space is a beautiful best foot forward.

How Big Is Chicago's Startup Scene? About SOMA-Sized, Actually Alexis Madrigal

How Big Is Chicago's Startup Scene? About SOMA-Sized, Actually

A comparative map to help lost Bay Area residents find their bearings

Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical cookitfor.us

Two Startup Trends in 2012: Less Social, More Physical

From food to education, Great Lakes startups are moving beyond traditional social media.

Chicago's Tech Scene After the Groupon IPO Alexis Madrigal

Chicago's Tech Scene After the Groupon IPO

Our first stop on our Start-Up Nation 2012 tour is the hottest tech scene not in California or New York.

Start-Up Nation Great Lakes Begins: Here's Our Itinerary Alexis Madrigal

Start-Up Nation Great Lakes Begins: Here's Our Itinerary

And we're off! For the next week, we'll be touring through the manufacturing heart of America.

The Innovation Culture of the Great Lakes The Atlantic

The Innovation Culture of the Great Lakes

An interactive map of our itinerary for Startup Nation 2012.

The Atlantic Is Headed to the Upper Midwest And We Need Your Help Wikimedia Commons

The Atlantic Is Headed to the Upper Midwest And We Need Your Help

We're coming to the upper midwest to check out the startup scene in Chicago, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Ann Arbor, Detroit, Cleveland, and Pittsburgh.