Chicago graduates catch startup fever

By Sony Kassam and Sarah Very When most people think of entrepreneurship, images of Silicon Valley tech startups, battling it out to be the next unicorn, come to mind. What they might not consider are the growing startups in the Windy City — a food, healthcare and manufacturing hub with some of the top business […]

Scan, cook and serve: Smart oven turns up the heat on home meals

The Tovala oven cooks salmon to perfection. (Courtesy of Tovala)

By Claire Donnelly Your microwave is about to get very jealous. Chicago startup company Tovala has designed a new smart oven that cooks meals to perfection by simply reading a barcode. The company launched a 30-day Kickstarter campaign with a $100,000 goal Tuesday to help fund¬† production costs and raised $90,957 by 6:42 p.m. The […]