Energy Foundry

Accounting

VanHoeven & VanHoeven CPA Group

Matthew VanHoeven and his team at VanHoeven & VanHoeven CPA Group can take care of all of your accounting and tax related needs.  They will be as involved in the financial processes of your business as needed, giving you more time to focus on the growth and success of your business.

Contact: R. Matthew VanHoeven, CPA, MBA, Principal

matt@vandvcpa.com • www.vandvcpa.com • (847) 841-0510

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Banking

Wintrust Commercial Banking

Wintrust offers the products and technology of the big banks but pairs it with exceptional services, understanding and proper focus of a community bank.  As community bankers, we understand that small businesses are the foundation for any community. That’s why Wintrust takes pride on meeting the financial needs of small businesses in all of the communities we serve.

Services:
Wintrust works to design and bring to market innovative deposit and lending solutions such as our Entrepreneur Checking Account Product, as well as access to other services such as outside mentoring programs and online forums.

Contact: Katina Panagopoulos, Vice President

kpanagopoulos@wintrust.com • www.wintrust.com • 847-920-3055

Silicon Valley Bank

Silicon Valley Bank’s diverse financial services, knowledge, global network, and world class service increase your probability of success. Providing commercial, international and private banking through 34 locations worldwide, Forbes Magazine has ranked Silicon Valley Bank among America’s Best Banks.

Services:
We know that getting your company off to a great start is just the beginning. We offer a suite of competitively priced services to meet your business needs as they become more complex. Silicon Valley Bank is pleased to provide the Accelerator Package, which provides early stage innovative companies with a no-fee business checking account and basic banking services. .

Contact: Marc Neri
mneri@svb.com • www.svb.com • 312-704-9514

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Design

Greater Good Studio

Greater Good Studio provides user-centered research and design expertise to organizations and businesses that have a socially-focused outcome. Our company was founded on the principle that research changes design, design changes behavior, and behavior changes the world. Our planet’s biggest challenges have one thing in common: they all hinge upon human behavior. Because massive change is really just small changes that happen over and over, we can help you harness the power of these changes to make tomorrow’s ideas tangible today.

Services:

1. Think Differently (introducing design thinking and pointing the way)

  • 1-2 day project
  • Customer need roadmap
  • Product market fit
  • Technology market application
  • Design thinking basics

2. Create Differently (redefining products and understanding customer needs)

  •  Approximately 4 week project
  • Product Development
  • Market Analysis
  • Customer Behavioral Mapping
  • Design Thinking Integration

Contact: George Aye, Founder
george@greatergoodstudio.com  • www.greatergoodstudio.com • 773-599-9717

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Digital Marketing

Aleberry Creative

Aleberry Creative, LLC is a creative firm that specializes in branding & design. Founded in 2009, we design logos, websites, print media, infographics, presentations (pitch decks & investor decks), social media, UI, packaging, and help develop brands for a variety of industries & media platforms.

Our close relationship with startups, accelerators, and venture firms allows us to provide a unique experience of combining pitch & investor decks with branding & pitch strategies.

Services:

  • Infographics
  • Advertising Design
  • Custom website (can include copywriting, SEO, photography, and inbound marketing services)
  • Custom brochure / folders
  • Pop up banners (trade shows, demo days, etc)
  • Packaging Design
  • Misc. Marketing Collateral (stickers, t-shirts, handouts)
  • UI Design
  • Reports / Document templates (Word or other platform).

HR & Health

EmPowerHR

EmPowerHR’s integrated services model creates a true partnership for managing your employment-related responsibilities. You’ll be able to reduce employment risk and administrative burdens while gaining access to established HR infrastructure and expertise.

Contact: David Bednar • dbednar@empowerhr.com • 414-847-5933

Operational Tools

DTZ

DTZ is a global commercial real estate advisory firm headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.  DTZ operates from 225 offices in 52 countries. In the United States, DTZ exclusively represents tenants and does not lease, manage or own any properties enabling us to never have a conflict of interest with our clients in any market. DTZ works with clients to define business requirements, analyze opportunities, develop strategies, and deliver integrated solutions.

Services:
With 15 years of real estate advisory experience and more than 300 completed transactions, David and his team have developed a special focus on working with start-ups of all types to consult on navigating the commercial real estate world.

Contact: David Herbert, Vice President
david.herbert@dtz.com • www.dtz-ugl.com • 312-424-8217

Coalition: Energy Co-Working Space

Coalition:Energy is the Midwest’s first hub dedicated to the energy and cleantech community. Located in the heart of downtown Chicago, this unique space brings together innovators, entrepreneurs, NGOs, investors and corporate executives in a dynamic co-working setting.

Services:
Coalition is a productive workspace for professionals who are excited to grow business.Collaboration is a core part of Coalition. Coalition’s spaces and events are built to make it easier for entrepreneurs to bounce ideas off of each other.

Contact: Jennifer Allen, Community Manager

jennifer@coalitionspace.com • www.coalitionspace.com/energy • 312-448-6170

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