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Techweek Chicago 2015

June 29th, 2015

Every year in late June, some of the finest tech companies in Chicago set up shop at Techweek Chicago to showcase their involvement in the world of tech. Some companies partner with Techweek, others host booths at the hiring fair, and some participate in Techweek LAUNCH, a startup competition.

Conference-goers were encouraged to attend one of the numerous speeches, participate in a number of booth activities, and most importantly, have fun at the event.

Techweek Chicago 2015
Codal + Techweek

For the past three years, Codal has partnered with Techweek in an effort to showcase our commitment to Chicago tech. This year, we went beyond the tradition of hosting a booth, and developed a Codal Techweek app for use in our #seekinthebeacons challenge.

We hid Bluetooth Low-Energy (BLE) beacons at various booths throughout Techweek and challenged conference-goers to discover their locations with the aide of our app. Participants in the beacon-based scavenger hunt who found every beacon were entered into a raffle to win an Apple Watch.

Codal will be announcing the winners of this year’s Seekin’ the Beacons challenge on June 30th, 2015.

Notable Startups

We are committed to helping startups thrive in the local tech ecosystem because we believe they are the future of Chicago tech. We spoke to a number of exceptional startups at Techweek, and composed a list of the most notable. Check these guys out:

Tripnary created an innovative app that blends the age-old “bucket list” paradigm with the functionality of modern technology. Discover trending locations, landmarks, and restaurants, compare airfares, and view your bucket list on an organized map — all within the app.

Kangarootime aims to revolutionize the way child-care is managed, by bringing novel features to the table, such as automated check-ins, child specific instructions for daily care, and a reliable payment system with automated revenue cycles and statements.

Urban Leash is an app that brings dog walking services into the modern age by allowing users to order, track, and pay for services, all from within the app. The app displays pictures and mapped routes from each walk, as well as walker-notes.

Clare Bittourna


Clare Bittourna is on Codal's digital marketing team. Responsible for designing marketing materials and proposals, Clare also tackles various aspects of marketing campaigns at Codal. When she's not at work you can find her playing with her pup, finding new restaurants to enjoy in Chicago, or traveling.


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