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ChicagoInno: Gearflow wins Northwestern University’s 2020 VentureCat

Gearflow, a startup building an online construction equipment marketplace, won first place and $150,000 at Northwestern University’s annual VentureCat competition on Wednesday.

Chicago Business Journal: Gearflow wins Northwestern University’s 2020 VentureCat

Gearflow, a startup building an online construction equipment marketplace, won first place and $150,000 at Northwestern University’s annual VentureCat competition on Wednesday.

Gearflow Wins VentureCat, Northwestern's Pitch Competition

From a field of more than 50 startups that applied, Gearflow was the winning team for their construction marketplace on May 20, 2020 at VentureCat, Northwestern's annual student startup competition powered by The Levy Institute and co-sponsored by Lanny and Sharon Martin.

Video: Gearflow wins Kellogg VentureCat 2020 Competition

Ben Preston on Fox 32 Chicago.

VentureCat Winner Gearflow Has Big Plans for Its $162K Prize

“We were rebuilding the site, and we just realized there’s all this opportunity in front of us,” Preston told Built In. “We’re just waiting for the tech to catch up.”

ALH: Three questions to ask OEM partners

There are hundreds of manufacturers of heavy equipment. Although reliability, efficiency, and effectiveness can vary from manufacturer to manufacturer, many OEMs can largely do the same thing.

The Daily Northwestern: Pitch competition VentureCat awards over $300,000 to student startups

The construction marketplace company won Wednesday’s online VentureCat pitch competition, beating out 24 other Northwestern student startups. In total, $302,000 in prizes were awarded across the companies, each of which has at least one co-founder currently enrolled at the University.

Independent Distributors Association Worldwide: "Gearflow: Built By Suppliers, For Suppliers"

As businesses and community members work to position Chicago as a leading tech and startup hub, several Chicago companies have been hustling for opportunities to grow. Various startups raised rounds of new funding in October, so we gathered the five ventures that brought in the most money.

For Construction Pros: 7 Ways Nickell Rental Dared to Be Different and it Paid Off in Multiples

In the equipment rental industry, many businesses are renting out the same equipment as you are. Therefore, it is imperative for rental business owners to think differently. But for Josh Nickell, the third-generation ex-CEO of Nickell Rental, it’s clear he did things differently.

Construction Business Owner: The Spring 2020 Jobsite Gear Guide

With winter coming to an end, contractors across the country should be aware of the potential risks that working in the cold, rainy environments of spring may bring. The weather has an effect on everything from employee wellness to the quality of concrete. The following guide provides tips, tricks, and gear recommendations to ensure your company is prepared for the start of busy season.

Contractors Hot Line: How Will The Coronavirus Affect The Construction Industry?

With the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus companies from across the globe cotinue to experience supply chain complications.

ALH: Guest Contributor Interview - ALL ACCESS RENTALS

INTERVIEW: ALL ACCESS RENTALS Kevin Aylesworth, founder of All Access Rentals, speaks to Ben Preston about the importance of safety, technology, training and hiring.

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