Why we focus on diversity?


Technori welcomes all entrepreneurs, but we especially encourage founders with diverse teams and backgrounds to apply to present because providing more talent with the chance to build companies creates a stronger economy.
How we affect this is simple and transparent; female, minority and first-time founders are notoriously underserved by the investor community – we equalize the fundraising landscape by providing founders of all backgrounds with access to capital, media exposure and strategic advisory.

What is the Startup Showcase?

The Startup Showcase is one of the largest quarterly tech events in the world, and the first ever to allow attendees to invest directly in the presenting startups, via Title III equity crowdfunding. Our followers call it “unicorn hunting” … but, showcase events are more about helping early stage founders raise go-to-market funds by giving them the opportunity to pitch their startup in front of thousands of would-be investors.
The Startup Showcase is also Chicago’s top tech show, where Technori CEO Scott Kitun sits down with entrepreneurs from around the world to talk shop and invest in startups live on WGN Radio!
Want to experience what more than 50,000 of your peers already have? Simply register to invest, book your tickets to our next showcase event, or listen by following the Technori Podcast on Spotify!


How does Technori Co-op work?

Technori Co-op disrupts how startups are launched and funded by combining the power of equity crowdfunding with the support of a traditional fund by providing early stage companies with access to capital, support and strategic advisory, while also enabling founders to own a stake in the portfolio.
Our initial objective is helping you launch successfully, but the mission is to grow the value of your company year-over-year.
The process is simple and transparent. We elect a dedicated Board of Advisors based on their ability and willingness to commit support, strategic connections, time and capital. Then, we select a small batch of early stage companies that we believe our program, resources and dedicated board can help to scale.
What separates our startup co-op from more traditional accelerator programs or fund structures is that we enable all investors, elected advisors and startup companies to own a stake in the overall performance of the co-op.
It’s also important to recognize that a startup co-op is not an accelerator or incubation program with a finite end date. Unlike most traditional 12-week programs, where startups work towards a demo day, our co-op is designed to help founders throughout the life of their business.
To apply for Technori Co-op, simply fill out an application form.

Innovate With Divergence


When it comes to fostering innovation within a large, complex organization, corporate teams need the right balance of fearlessness, passion and aptitude. These elements, in tandem with a long-term strategic plan, will be what drives continued exploration and calculated risk-taking.
Our dynamic workshop introduces tools and tactics used by the top incubators and disruptive tech founders to help business leaders; analyze industry trends, structure internal innovation, and make focused decisions on where to deploy capital. Technori Workshops are designed to help enterprise companies build a framework around how they plan to grow their brand and create additional revenue streams.

Data Strategy & IT Services


Powered by Theron, we provide onshore & offshore resources to support high-growth companies by applying an innovative mix of tech development and data strategy. Our dedicated team of sector-specific developers, data analysts and operators will partner with your team to audit, prescribe, build and maintain enterprise technology solutions.

Media & Digital Marketing


Apply what we know about your target audience to become a thought leader in the space by using content to inform, inspire and connect people with your brand. Acting as an extension of your team, our dedicated staff of creators, content strategists and data analysts will help you craft a measurable media strategy, produce expert-led content (in your voice), and distribute it directly to your target audience.


Who are we?

We’re a team of entrepreneurs, investors, tech builders, creators and operators whose expertise has contributed to more than $3,000,000,000 in shareholder value.

Scott Kitun
Scott Kitun


I like to write on stuff; mostly walls and napkins. entrepreneur CurbYourEnthusiast, Technori CEO, @WGNRadio host and @NorthwesternU grad.

Mike Rothman
Mike Rothman


SMS Assist founder and Chairman, Venture Capitalist, Chicago Innovation Awardee, Board member and EY Entrepreneur of the year.

Alex Rothman
Alex Rothman


Former Chief Product Officer of SMS Assist, TheronTS founder, and an investor with a passion for changing the way big business operates.

Sam Fiske

Chief of Staff

Master operator-in-training, Technori Executive Producer; startups and media junky, occasional @AP_Sports contributor, Medill alum, and an Outdoor cat.

Davis Marklin


Finding and executing on new value streams for the Technori ecosystem; blockchain + AI, corporate innovation, self-proclaimed biggest Star Wars fan. On Twitter and Linkedin @davismarklin.

Rachel Rowlands

Marketing Manager

Michigander living in Chicago, social media & digital strategist, college sports nut, pro books on boats, and a seriously impressive Netflix binger.

Sam Fiske
John Rosin

Video Producer

I’m responsible for anything you see on Technori that makes you laugh; gamer, creator, videophile, and a shameless promoter of Baltimore sports.

Sean Froelich
Sean Froelich

Video Producer

Host of technori Feed, Medillian and multimedia juggernaut, sometimes WGNRadio host; people compliment my voice a lot.

Seth Kravitz


CEO at Phlearn – Sometimes feel lost, sometimes found. Varies daily. Collector of interesting people. 3x founder with 2 exits to public cos. Introvert Writer.    

Val Chulamorkodt
Val Chulamorkodt


Recovering lawyer, writer, mother 2x, female tech founder, and supporter of all things inclusive.    

Victor Pascucci III-tean
Victor Pascucci III


VC Managing Partner lightbank, Family, cooking, fitness, venture capital, fintech, insurtech, disruptive innovation, combat sports, leadership & music.

Anne Hoffer


For the love of learning, entreprenuer. Started espnW, the chicago office of Apple and the Chicago office of Snapchat. Passionate about media and technology.

Emile Cambry


Polymath: Founder of @BLUE1647 & CISCFF; Partner longjumpfund, married to @misskelleyohh, @Ebonymag Power 100, TheRoot Power 100

Ken Nguyen-team
Ken Nguyen


Republic founder, founding advisor of @CoinList, former General Counsel at @AngelList, @StanfordLaw Fellow and democratizer of investing.

Matthew Luzadder


Partner @KelleyDrye, legal strategist, fintech, crypto and payments aficionado, IU grad 2x, explorer of all things new, and generally pretty radio-friendly.

Nate Lyman


VP of Engineering @Fanatics. Formerly Head of Retail Innovation Tech @eBay. I love building teams that solve hard business problems with technology. 

Michael Laser


Lifelong entrepreneur, co-founder of Second Avenue Realty and former investment manager at SF based Coatue.

Turiya Simic


Director @MillerCoors, evolving marketing strategy through human insights illuminated by empathy and storytelling.