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AI software founder wins world entrepreneur award


June 8, 2019



Financial Times

Brad Keywell has been named the EY World Entrepreneur of the Year for 2019, marking a record third win for the US in the competition’s 19-year history.







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

Chicago tech veteran Brad Keywell just became the third U.S. founder to win the EY World Entrepreneur Of The Year award.

June 10, 2019


Business Insider -
Sunday ritual

This successful CEO says his Sunday ritual keeps his employees more in tune and makes his week more productive.

May 19, 2019



Reuters - Davos Today

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

Medium - The Ultimate Entrepreneurial Risk: Student Debt

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 - Don Thompson on Building a Business

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









Chicago Ideas - Fisher Stevens on the Heart of Filmmaking

Every year, Chicago Ideas Week hosts a Creative Process Talk. It’s a talk that celebrates ingenuity, artistry, and passion. The soul of this CIW Talk acknowledges that the process to discovery and originality is messy. 

March 1, 2017


NYT - Midwest Startup Achieves Rare $1 Billion Valuation

The latest company to reach $1 billion or more in valuation upends the stereotype of such so-called unicorns: It is profitable, is based outside Silicon Valley and partners with centuries-old manufacturing companies.

October 27, 2015





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

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

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

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





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