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Reuters - Davos Today

Financial Times - AI software founder wins world entrepreneur award

Chicago Inno - Brad Keywell wins EY World Entrepreneur of the Year

Business Insider - Sunday ritual

Washington Post - Army to use artificial intelligence to predict which vehicles will break down

CNBC - Uptake named CNBC Disruptor 50 company

Crain’s Chicago - Life After Groupon

Bloomberg - Rolls-Royce Turns to AI in Bid to Boost Engine Reliability

Fortune - The race to the Internet of things

BNN Bloomberg - Groupon co-founder's new AI startup ramps up Canadian expansion

The Irish Times - Doing an IPO ‘can be fun’ but doesn’t always lead to the best result

Michigan Ave Magazine - 9 Inspiring Things We Heard at Chicago Ideas Week 2019

Chicago’s Business Today - Next Big Hit?

BuiltIn Chicago - How 4 Chicago Tech Companies Became Obsessed With Giving Back

CNBC - CNBC Disruptor 50: Uptake - Big Machines Break, But Maybe They Don't Have To

BNN Bloomberg - Groupon co-founder’s new AI startup ramps up Canadian expansion

LinkedIn - An Even Better Education: Learn How to Learn, Not Just What to Learn

CNBC - Tech start-up Uptake makes ‘big’ acquisition in race to digitize the industrial industry 

The Chicago Council on Global Affairs - International Women’s Day: Tech Trailblazers For Social Good

LinkedIn - College Basketball Doesn’t Just Build Character, It Reveals Character

Reuters - General Electric digital executive jumps to analytics firm Uptake

Fox Business - Technology is a factor to make the world a better place: Uptake CEO

Bloomberg - Buffett’s Squeezing More Power Out of Wind With This Software

Uptake - Report finds that the untapped energy of the current U.S. wind fleet is enough to power all of the homes in Chicago

VentureBeat - 10 startups outside Silicon Valley to watch in 2018

Inc. - What to Do Before Facing That 1 Stressful Task

Reuters - U.S. startup Uptake valued at $2.3 billion in new funding round

Vanity Fair - CEO’s Try to Predict the Future in 10 Years

CNBC - Uptake CEO: Using predictive technology to deliver insights to the frontlines of industry

Modern Luxury - Men’s Book Chicago: Eternal Entrepreneur

Chicago Ideas - Life’s Big Questions with Ric Elias

Fox Business - Why robots won’t replace humans

Chicago Ideas- Edison Talks with Kumau Murray

Vanity Fair - Kara Swisher on “Weaponized” Social Media

LinkedIn - Top Companies Startups: The 50 industry disruptors you need to know now

World Economic Forum - The Fourth Industrial Revolution is about empowering people, not the rise of the machines

Crain’s - Tech 50 2018

The Boss Files - Brad Keywell with Poppy Harlow “The Ultimate Entrepreneur”

Chicago Ideas - Taking Risks, Building Business and Carving Your Own Path with Sam Zell

Inc. - If You Love Your Idea, Here’s Why You Need to Kill It

PitchBook - The 11 fastest US startups to a $2B valuation

Forbes - Meet The Hottest Companies In Cloud Computing For 2017

SquawkBox CNBC - Turning Data Into Action

Fast Company - Pentagram Visualizes The Devil

Stanford Social Innovation Review - Giving Your Genius: A New Approach to Corporate Philanthropy

Fortune - The Race to the Internet of Things

Bloomberg - Brad Keywell: We are Disrupting the Blind Spots

Medium - How Can You Be More Creative? Embrace Daily Rituals

Chicago Tribune - Uptake is Growing Fast, See How Their Office

Bloomberg - How Uptake Plans to Optimize Assets Around the World

Vanity Fair - New Establishment Summit: Can Silicon Valley Get Its Mojo Back?

C2 Montreal - Brad Keywell on Predicting the Future

World Economic Forum - Uptake Named Tech Pioneer by World Economic Forum

Medium - The Internet: Turning Lemons Into Lemonade

Chicago Ideas - Martine Rothblatt on How to Live a Curious, Questioning, Loving, Practical Life 

Chicago Ideas - Creating Aggressively With Max Levchin

Chicago Ideas - Bryan Cranston Discusses the “Unknown”

CNBC - Why Warren Buffet is Betting On This Software Startup

Chicago Ideas - Connecting the Dots With Donna Karen

Medium - The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Risk: Student Debt

Cranbrook Kingswood - Commencement Speech

The Economist’s Innovation Forum - Creating Power Partnerships

Chicago Ideas - Rahm & Air Emanuel on Their Family, Careers

CNBC - Uptake Named #5 on CNBC Disruptor List

Medium - Best Advice: Change the Game

Chicago Ideas - The Lifelong Entrepreneur With Dan Gilbert

Chicago Ideas - Brad Keywell & Eric Lefkofksy on Powerful Potential

Medium - Make Love and Belief Interchangeable

Chicago Ideas - Reinventing Reinvention With Tim & Chris Vanderhook

Fortune - Exclusive: Berkshire Hathaway Energy Inks Deal with Data Crunching Startup

Medium - The Next Cinderella Story

Yahoo - 18 of the Hottest Under-the-Radar Startups to Watch in 2017

Medium - CIW Moments: Bing Gordon on Chicago and Digital Disruption

Medium - Creativity (and Finding Your Truth) at Chicago Ideas Week

Chicago Ideas - Fisher Stevens on the Heart of Filmmaking

NYT - Midwest Startup Achieves Rare $1 Billion Valuation

Chicago Ideas - Don Thompson on Building a Business

Chicago Ideas - Let’s Talk About Beauty With Elle Macpherson

Medium - In an Automated World, Human Connections Can Still Thrive

Forbes - How Uptake Beat Slack, Uber to Become 2015’s Hottest Startup

Chicago Ideas - How Brian Grazer Unlocks Genius Through Curiosity

Chicago Ideas - Conversation with a Tech Legend: Bing Gordon

Chicago Tribune - Caterpillar, Brad Keywell Take On the Internet of Things

Bloomberg - Buffet’s Squeezing More Power Out of Wind With This Software

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EY World Entrepreneur of the Year (2019)

Uptake recognized as a CNBC Disruptor 50 company (2019, 2018, 2017)

Forbes named Uptake as a Cloud 100 company (2019, 2018, 2017)

Forbes AI 50 recognizes Uptake

World Economic Forum names Uptake a Technology Pioneer

BuiltIn Chicago, Uptake Named #14 on "2019 Best Places to Work"

BloombergNEF names Uptake as a 2019 New Energy Pioneer

Uptake is a 2018 Fortune Best Places to Work in Chicago

SupplychainDive names Uptake the 2018 Innovator of the Year

Uptake is a Business Insider 2017 Hottest Startups to Watch

AmericanInno recognizes Uptake in Chicago Inno’s 10 Coolest Companies

BuiltIn Chicago names Uptake 2017 Startup of the Year

Uptake is Forbes Hottest Startup of 2015

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