InsideJunto: October 2015

Posted by Caroline Rafferty on October 19, 2015

As we get closer to JuntoNight, the graduation of our third cohort, we’re proud to share all of the exciting news surrounding our JuntoCompanies and members of the JuntoTribe.


Three JuntoCompanies were named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 List!
Spikeball (JuntoII) is ranked #139, Music Dealers (JuntoI) is ranked #1305, and GetMaineLobster (JuntoII) is ranked #2473 on the 2015 list.

KnowledgeHound (JuntoIII) was named a Top 100 Finalist for the 2015 Chicago Innovation Awards.

Spikeball (JuntoII) released their new app for iPhone and Android. In less than two weeks, the app already has over 2,000 users!

ThreadMeUp (JuntoII) had an awesome feature in BuiltinChicago on their office space.

Kristi Zuhlke, CEO of KnowledgeHound, was on Bootstrapping in America and wrote an article for TechCrunch titled, “The Real Unicorns are Female Angel Investors”.

Tiesta Tea (JuntoI) entered 800 new stores in the last two months. Their loose leaf teas can now be found in Stop & Shop, Giants, and Lucky’s.

Spikeball (JuntoII) was named one of the Fastest-Growing Companies in Chicago.

Mark Murrell of GetMaineLobster (JuntoII) had an article featured by UPS titled, “Why Customer Service Begins with Empathy”.



Adam Robinson, wrote an article for Entrepreneur titled, “3 Reasons Why Your Hiring Process Is Killing Your Company

JuntoInstructor, Brian Burkhart, and JuntoInstructor & Alumnus, Dave Dyson, did an episode of Orange on “Standing Out”.

Pepper Group was named one of the “Best Places to Work in Illinois” & “101 Best & Brightest Companies to Work for in Chicago”.

JuntoMentor, Craig Vodnik, was on Bootstrapping in America.

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