Startup Digest Chicago - August 12 edition

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The personalized insider newsletter for all things startup in Chicago.

Hello Chicago Startups!
Welcome to your personalized list of news and events related to startups in Chicago.
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The Chicago Startup Digest will keep you up-to-date with the latest events in your area, it’s your insider for all things startup in Chicago.
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Need to know
– The Chicago Cook Workforce Partnership has been awarded $18.5 million from the US Economic Development Administration as part of their Good Jobs Challenge Grant program, one of 32 grant recipients out of 509 applicants.
– Ulta Beauty has launched a $20 million VC fund, Prisma Ventures for retail focused startups
– Modern Sprout is moving into a 39,000 square foot space at 2145 W. Grand
– M25 has released its annual Midwest Startup City report. Chicago is still the #1 city in the Midwest for startups, unchanged from last year.
– Redbox has been acquired by Chicken Soup for the Soul Entertainment for $375 million
– Crafty is moving into a new office in the Loop that is four times larger than its current space.
– Smokeless tobacco startup Black Buffalo has raised $30 million in new funding
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