Chicago Tech Leaders Hatch Together in Techagotchi App

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Nurture Chicago's Tech Leaders and help grow their companies by feeding them business contacts and coffee. Help them raise virtual funding by correctly answering business proposals in a winner-take-all Chicago tech event created by Eight Bit Studios.

Techagotchi App Neal Sales-Griffin CEO of CodeNow in digital form

Techagotchi App gives gamers a chance to help Chicago Tech Leaders fundraise millions

"One of the defining traits of the Chicago tech scene is that it is serious about creating world class companies but doesn't take itself too seriously." John W Ostler, CoFounder of Eight Bit Studios (Creators of Techagotchi)

Help raise your very own Chicago Tech Leaders and grow their companies. Techagotchi features the biggest movers and shakers of Chicago's ferocious tech scene. Care for them in the only way we know how, through business contacts and cups of coffee.

Help get them fake "funding" by providing correct answers to business proposals. Examples include, "Should your leader run a customer satisfaction survey?" or "Approve a $40,000 yacht party?" Make the right call or your leader’s company misses an important opportunity to grow the business.

"One of the defining traits of the Chicago tech scene is that it is serious about creating world class companies but doesn't take itself too seriously. Techgotchi captures the spirit of Chicago Tech’s culture, which is tight-knit, results-driven and playful at the same time." John W Ostler, CoFounder of Eight Bit Studios and Creators of Techagotchi.

Techagotchi's hatchable Chicago Tech Leaders include:

Amanda Lannert
CEO at Jellyvision

Ann Marie
General Partner at Vue Ventures

Craig Ulliott
CEO at Codeverse

Desiree Vargas Wrigley
Founder at Pearachute

Dima Elissa
CEO at VisMed 3D

Doug Waggoner
CEO at Echo Global Logistics, Inc

Jake Nickell
CEO at Threadless

Jimmy Odom
Director of Inclusive Entrepreneurship at ChicagoNEXT

Jodi Navta
Former CMO at Coyote

Katy Lynch
Co-Founder and Chief Marketing Officer at Codeverse

Kristi Ross
CEO at TastyTrade

Mark Lawrence
Founder & CEO at SpotHero

Matt Moog
CEO at PowerReviews

Neal Sales-Griffin
CEO at CodeNow

Scott Kitun
CEO at Technori

Seth Kravitz
CEO at PhLearn

Shawn Riegsecker
Chairman & CEO at Centro

Shradha Agarwal
Co-Founder of Outcome Health

Troy Henikoff
Managing Director at Math Venture Partners

About the mobile app developers and creators of Techagotchi, Eight Bit Studios

Headquartered in downtown Chicago, Eight Bit Studios is a digital product studio specializing in ux, design and development for mobile and web applications. Since 2008, it has earned a reputation as one of the top digital product teams in Chicago and the world. The team has published books, founded meetups, taught at many bootcamps, served as panelists at 1871, created productivity tools, produced the popular Chicago Tech Podcast "Bytes Over Bagels", and won numerous national and international awards of excellence for their mobile and website user experience, design, and development.

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