Home Chef: 20 in their 20s

While working as an investment banker, Vihtelic grew tired of helping others chase their entrepreneurial dreams. So he taught himself to code, built a website and quit his job to start Home Chef in summer 2013. Less than three years later, his fast-growing meal-kit delivery service has more than 400 employees and is sending out 600,000 meals a month to customers in 48 states.

Northwestern Alums' Startup Luna Lights Aims To Prevent Falls Among Seniors

A team of Northwestern alums wants to prevent those falls, as well as create a system that can monitor and potentially identify what is causing health problems among older adults. Their product is called Luna Lights-- a system of a bed sensor, mountable lights, and data analysis that can keep track of when seniors get up at night and provide light that can guide seniors away from dangerous obstructions. 

Recipe for Success: Home Chef Raises a New Round and Moves Into a New Facility

In a crowded food delivery sector, Home Chef - the Chicago-based provider of fresh ingredients and instructions needed to cook a restaurant-quality meal at home - continues to carve out its own space, raising another round of funding and moving into a state-of-the-art facility.

On-Demand Dry Cleaning Startup DRYV Will Take Your Unwanted Clothes to the Salvation Army

For the next week, Chicagoans can get their laundry done and donate clothes to the Salvation Army all without leaving the house. Chicago-based on-deamnd dry cleaning startup DRYV announced that it is helping users give back this holiday season by handling second-hand clothing delivery free of charge.