Startup Cafe: Craig Vodnik

This addition of Start-Up Cafe is led by Craig Vodnik. Craig is a co-founder and VP Operations for Chicago; Cologne, Germany; and Tokyo, Japan based e-commerce company, cleverbridge. Craig worked closely with his co-founders to bootstrap and grow cleverbridge since 2005, achieving revenues in excess of $40 million per year with over 250 employees. Before cleverbridge, Craig worked at companies in the financial services, e-commerce, banking, and publishing industries, starting with his first job as the webmaster at the Chicago Tribune, where he led the technical efforts to launch the newspaper online in 1996. Craig is active in the Chicago entrepreneurial scene holding regular office hours at 1871, launching the Everest Program at Catapult Chicago, and speaking at local events.

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