This is a story about raw love. Tough. Rugged. Unashamed.
I’m at i.c.stars—the premier social incubator in Chicago—and I find myself a bit overwhelmed by it all. I stop in to thank Sandee Kastrul, their President and Co-founder and she pours me some hot coffee.
“I think,” She says, “that at the end of the day, there are three things that you should know about us:
- We’re positioned as an opportunity, not a charity.
- Rather than exploit our interns, we exploit our CIOs.
- We’re funded by the technology industry—not the government.
Those seem to me rather interesting assertions for a social venture. But she goes on to explain: Continue reading