In his latest article, published in his blog, “Chicago: The Great American Startup Town No One Talks About,” Raj Fernando explains why Chicago town is more than their trademark of traditional transportation. Despite Chicago town being a critical connection between the East and West, through California, Raj says that Chicago has much to offer to the world. The United Airlines, Mc Donald’s, Motorola, Allstate insurance and Sears are some of the Fortune 500 companies that have their headquarters in Chicago.
Statistically, Chicago hosted 104 private companies in 2015 on the Inc. 5000. This was a tremendous growth given that in 2014, it attracted 95 companies. In addition, Raj’s hometown emerged second among the leading cities having fast growing businesses. Out of 104 companies in the town, 38 are information technology-related companies. Raj credits this success to the healthy and diverse ecosystem of companies that show support for each other irrespective of the size of their assets. He explains that larger businesses support smaller ones by investing in their creative thinking, agility and potential. Fernando pointed out that the pillar of Chicago’s great business landscape is the sheer diversity. The city has many differentiated businesses, which are clustered together, unlike other towns that cling on one line of business.
Raj concluded by saying that Chicago that brings people and business from all walks of life together. He explained that the town has a unique energy. This information was originally mentioned on Raj Fernando’s website as provided in this link http://www.rajfernando.com
Fernando is the founder and CEO of Scoutahead. He is a proud alumnus of Beloit College where he graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and History. Later he pursued his studies at the university College London. Raj began his career while in college by volunteering at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. In 2002, he established Chopper Trading, which he later sold to DRW Trading group. Soon after, he launched his internet startup, Scoutahead. Raj is also a passionate philanthropist. In the past, he has funded the Clinton Foundation, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago and Wounded Warriors. Raj sits on Chicago Symphony Orchestra’s board of trustees. He is also heavily involved in the management of PAWS Chicago by serving as a director. This information was originally published on Marketswiki as exemplified in the following link http://www.marketswiki.com/wiki/Raj_Fernando