Chicago Lobbyists Places 13th in A4MC Grand Challenge Contest

by Derek Eder

Dec 16, 2011 – The winners of the Apps for Metro Chicago Grand Challenge were announced today at Excelerate Labs in Chicago. Chicago Lobbyists placed 13th out of 20.

Chicago Lobbyists 13th Place Certificate

The overall winner was SpotHero, a website that connects parking demand to parking supply by allowing parking spot owners to earn income by renting their spot when it’s unoccupied. Congrats to them and all the other winners!


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In the spirit of openness, the goal of this blog is to share our milestones, setbacks and thoughts as we continue to develop and expand this project.

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Paul Baker
President and co-founder of Webitects
Derek Eder
Developer at Webitects and organizer for OpenGov Chicago
Chad W Pry
Engineer at Groupon, Code Academy mentor, and all around charming fellow
Nick Rougeux
Designer and CSS wiz at Webitects


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