We’re a Big Idea Awards Finalist!

We’re a bit behind in sharing the news here. But in case you haven’t heard, we’re a finalist for the RedEye’s Big Idea Awards! And we couldn’t be more excited!!! The fourth annual awards serve as a chance for “entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers” to present their ideas to members of the public. More than 90 […]

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Press

Want to learn more about us? Check out the Happenstance media kit! Happenstance was featured on 1871 Chicago’s blog! Happenstance attended the FUND Conference and wasfeatured on their blog. We could not be more proud to have been accepted into the sixth cohort of 1871’s WiSTEM program! Happenstance was finalist in the Tech + Apps category for […]

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Check Out Photos from Pop! Con!

We had a great time Saturday at Franklin Park Public Library’s first Pop! Con — a convention that celebrated various aspects of pop culture, from comic books to tabletop gaming! Check out the photo gallery below! All photos were provided the Franklin Park Public Library. To see the entire album, click here.

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We Fell Short, But It’s Okay!

We learned this week that we unfortunately weren’t named a finalist for the Chicago Innovation Awards, but that doesn’t mean we won’t try again next year! We were still honored to be among this year’s 530 nominees that created close to 24,000 new jobs. Now, the judges have narrowed the list to 100 finalists, and […]

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Our Summer Story Stops!

We have had a busy summer gathering Happenstance stories for the launch of our River North test pilot this fall! We still have plenty of work to do and know that our October goal is still a little far off. So, to satisfy your growing eagerness, here’s a quick roundup of our story spots so […]

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We’re a Nominee for the Chicago Innovation Awards!

We’re very excited to announce that Happenstance is a nominee for this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards! To give you a quick idea, the Chicago Innovation Awards annually recognize new, innovative products and services in the Chicago-area. And previous winners have included a range of companies from Tesla to CTA to EveryBlock. Last year, the awards […]

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Meet Our New CEO!

We’re pleased to announce that we have added a third co-founder and CEO to our Happenstance team! Kathy Bartlett joins us with more than 20 years of entrepreneurial experience in a range of industries, from finance to restaurants. Among her accomplishments, she turned one financial storefront into 40-plus locations in multiple states, helped create a […]

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We’re Looking for Beta Testers!

In case you haven’t already heard, we have begun beta testing for Apple and Android devices! That means we’re looking for curious Chicagoans to test out our app! If you’re interested in being one of the first few to hear some of Chicago’s obscure stories, send us an email! The more feedback we get, the better! […]

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A Big Hello and Welcome!

Hello, fellow Chicagoans! I’d like to introduce you to our new app, Happenstance, that blends Chicago-based journalism and geolocation technology. Happenstance has been in the making for more than a year and aims to educate Chicago residents – whether you’re fresh to the city or a lifelong learner – about aspects you might not know […]

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