CIO SURVEY IN THE NEWS: 6 Expert Tips for Getting Your Startup Money, Talent and Publicity
Posted on chicagotribune.com on August 28, 2015.
Relationships are key to three things that can propel a rising company's growth: money, talented employees and publicity. Panelists at the Chicago Innovation Awards' Media, Capital and Talent Day on Thursday at UI Labs noted that building human connections can be key to finding the best employees, securing the right level of funding from the right sources and getting a story told.
Moderator Leslie Vickrey, co-founder of ARA Mentors and CEO of ClearEdge Marketing, said a recent survey by Harvey Nash showed 63 percent of Chicago CIOs felt a skill shortage would hurt their business, 6 percent more than any other state.