Sunday, July 15, 2012

Tech Startup Podcast: Alexander Lurie of YouSwoop

Podcast #25 of 50, here I chatted with Alexander Lurie of YouSwoop. We chatted about being in the late stage of startup (3 years) and retaining the best talent around.

We also chatted about what's next for this deals giant in Chicago, and how they're changing the face of discounts in Chicago and beyond.

More about Alex

Alexander is the President and Founder of YouSwoop. Prior to launching YouSwoop in the fall of 2009, he founded, a lifestyle online magazine that provides Chicagoans with a weekly digest to the city's best happenings.

Prior to holding executive roles at YouSwoop and TheChiGuide, Alexander worked as management consultant at Mercer Management Consulting, served in a marketing capacity for City Chase USA and had positions at a variety of Chicago restaurants (namely Spiaggia and Landmark Grill + Lounge). Learn more about Alex, and connect with him on LinkedIn.

More about YouSwoop

Their pitch: Find the best deals from small and medium-sized, Chicago-owned business. Straight to your inbox.

YouSwoop is your daily dealmaker. Each day we offer one incredible deal (called a "Swoop") from a local business – from bars and restaurants to health and beauty hot spots, travel and recreation destinations, and sporting events and concerts.

Because YouSwoop doesn’t rely on a minimum group purchase, when a Swoop is announced you must act quickly to get it before it's gone. And for every Swoop you purchase, you'll receive rewards points that can be used to get free Swoops. Follow @youswoop on Twitter and 'Like' them on Facebook.


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