These are interesting times.

Every few generations, the world goes through fundamental structural change — think of the transformation in moving from the Agricultural Age to the Industrial Age.

We’ve now hit the tipping point in the transition from the Industrial Age to the Information Age. Sectors that have been static for decades are now going through fundamental transformation in just a few years.

At INCISENT Labs we love to fundamentally reimagine and reengineer conventional business practices as we seek to create groundbreaking new products that can transform industries.

Developing Startups in our Startup Loft

Labs team projects that emerge into startup companies incubate in our Startup Loft.

Our latest startup in the studio emerged out of INCISENT Labs’ Project Selfridge. Project Selfridge is developing search technologies based on a sophisticated data platform capable of transforming consumer shopping experiences.

Other companies that have launched out of INCISENT Labs include MAX Digital, recently recognized as the #3 fastest-growing software company in the U.S. by Inc. magazine in its 2014 Inc. 500 rankings, and FirstLook, an inventory management system that reached INC’s #4 fastest-growing software company in 2008.

Investing in Other Companies

As chair of Chicago Ventures’ seed fund we invest in great companies making an impact.

Paying it Forward

Which Chicago Founders TV, INCISENT Labs brings Chicago’s leading tech entrepreneurs to the Web to learn about their successes, challenges and advice in the start-up world.

Our headlining show, “Chicago Founders’ Stories”, showcases exclusive interviews designed to get behind the headlines of each entrepreneur’s story and break down their successes and challenges. Now, others can gain deep insights on critical topics such as Solving for Product-Market Fit, Making Two-Sided Networks and Marketplaces Work, Getting Funded, Creating the Right Team and more. The series is filmed live at 1871, Chicago’s digital startup hub.

Check out full episodes on ChicagoFounders.tv or some great clips on Pat Ryan’s blog, Cooler by the LakeRead more and see who we’ve talked to.

Careers at INCISENT Labs