Chicago startups best D and I program

Chicago Startups with Great D&I Programs Hiring for Sales

Chicago’s tech scene has flourished in the past decade and it continues to grow rapidly. There has been an influx of B2B companies in Chicago in the past few years and more tech firms are expected to move into the city. This development has created a need for a bigger talent pool, especially in the sales department. All these startups need high performing sales teams to help scale their company and many sales professionals are taking advantage of this demand for sales talent.

If you’re one of the sales candidates who want to explore career opportunities in the city, you might want to check these companies which foster a wonderful work culture and promote diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

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1. LogicGate

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Employees: 51 – 200
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LogicGate is a powerful process automation platform that enables organizations to transform mission-critical risk and compliance activities by enhancing controls, increasing flexibility, and reducing risk. LogicGate’s cutting-edge visual rules and workflow engine can be configured to solve virtually any risk and compliance challenge that connects many people, complex processes, and disparate data.

They offer competitive benefits such as comprehensive healthcare & dental plans and ownership in the company through stock options. LogicGate values diversity of culture and background for the benefit of its employees, products, and community.

2. YCharts

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Employees: 51-200 employees
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YCharts is a cloud-based financial data platform that enables investors to make smarter decisions. It is a one-stop-shop for equities, mutual funds, ETFs, economic and market data. They provide thousands of devoted investors ready access to quality data, powerful visualization, and advanced analytics.

YCharts is growing and they’re looking for new members to join their team. They provide competitive pay and full medical and dental coverage. Their workspace is designed such that everyone feels comfortable and well-taken care of at work. Working at Ycharts means working with amazing co-workers with great work/life balance, and a casual working environment with professional work ethics.

3. Shipbob

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Employees: 201-500 employees
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ShipBob is a privately held technology company that offers simple, fast, and affordable fulfillment for e-commerce businesses. ShipBob provides warehousing and packages delivery in 1-2 business days, with a network of fulfillment centers across the US. ShipBob’s software combines order and inventory management, customer communication, predictive insights, and optimized shipping for online merchants. ShipBob’s software is also fully integrated with leading e-commerce platforms, including eBay, Shopify, Amazon, Magento, and many more.

They provide competitive salaries with vision, medical, and dental plans for their employees. Aside from the excellent compensation and benefits package, ShipBob also prides itself on its inclusive and richly diverse company culture. All voices are heard regardless of tenure or job title. They strive every day to go above and beyond, not only for their customers but for their teammates as well.

4. Benchprep

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Employees: 51-200 employees
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BenchPrep offers the industry’s first comprehensive learner success platform to help learners attain academic and professional success. Organizations that administer certification, credentialing, test prep and continuing education programs utilize BenchPrep’s best-in-class enterprise SaaS platform to improve engagement rates and outcomes.

BenchPrep is an excellent employer and they provide a full suite of benefits and perks. They offer an incredibly competitive medical plan and insurance benefits, a competitive salary, valuable stock options, and company-sponsored 401(k). They are committed to fostering positive and diverse office culture and was in fact chosen as one of the finalists to Tech in Motion Chicago’s Best Tech Workplace for Diversity category in 2018.

5. Jellyvision

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Employees: 201-500 employees
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Jellyvision is a tech startup whose interactive software talks people through important, complex, and potentially snooze-inducing life decisions – like choosing a healthcare insurance plan, saving for retirement, or navigating a leave of absence – in simple, fun, and engaging ways.

Jellyvision has an excellent team that enjoys a wonderful workplace environment and a great benefits package. The company offers competitive pay and 401(k) with matching and benefits. They pay 100% of the cost of premiums for medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance for their employees. They also cover a really nice chunk of the cost of premiums for spouse/dependent medical, dental and vision insurance.

Jellyvision fosters a creative work environment. They have a team composed of intelligent, talented and innovative folks. They also have a diversity program in place.

6. UPshow

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Employees: 11-50 employees
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UPshow is a consumer engagement platform built to drive the outcomes that matter most to their clients’ businesses. One small plug and play device transforms the TVs within companies into a powerful marketing and entertainment assets.

UPshow understands the value of its hard-working workforce and makes sure they get the perks and benefits they deserve. Aside from their competitive salary and health insurance and wellness benefits, they also invest in the professional development of every single member of their team. They host a monthly UPshow and Tell where employees gather to share their interests and passions outside of work. They have a diversity manifesto and a dedicated D&I staff to make sure that every voice is heard and everyone feels valued and included in the workplace.

7. Project44

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Employees: 201-500
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Project44 is an advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. Project44 connects, automates and provides visibility into key transportation processes to accelerate insights and shorten the time it takes to turn those insights into actions. Their cloud-based platform allows organizations to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. They are connected to thousands of carriers worldwide and they have comprehensive coverage for all ELD and telematics devices on the market.

They were proudly named Built In’s 100 Best Places to Work in Chicago in 2019. They offer multiple medical plans, two dental plans, and a vision plan, along with 401k, fitness reimbursement and paid parental leave. Aside from their excellent benefits, employees can join in many charity events that they participate in as a company. Project44 is a welcoming, safe environment for everyone, and they have diversity initiatives in place to ensure that their team is built to reflect that.

8. Catalytic

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Employees: 51-200 employees
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The Catalytic Automation Cloud is used by operations, finance, procurement, HR, and legal organizations to automate and orchestrate complex and variable processes.  Catalytic helps companies scale their automation investments more effectively and be more efficient, compliant, and profitable. Catalytic’s SaaS platform can be configured by business users and adapt to the changing needs of their business.

Catalytic is committed to its people. They incorporate diversity and equality in their day to day operations. They are a team that respects each other and they embrace discussion and disagreement. They wholeheartedly support a life outside of work and believe that members give their best when recharged and feeling good about what they do. That’s why they offer full healthcare coverage, 401k, commuter benefits, and a family-friendly environment.

9. UrbanBound

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Employees: 51-200 employees
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UrbanBound empowers companies with the technology to administer, track, and optimize relocation benefits. Their comprehensive and intuitive platform helps companies forecast and contain relocation costs, build smarter policies, and distribute better benefits while connecting the right people at the right time.

As a company, Urbanbound takes care of their team. They offer a competitive salary with benefits that include pre-tax commuter benefit, 401K, discounted membership to the on-site gym, and health, dental and vision coverage. They also have an unlimited vacation policy to make sure everybody feels well-rested, energetic, and ready to seize the day.

They are committed to building an inclusive workplace where people from all walks of life see themselves thriving and achieving career goals. As part of that effort, they are regularly examining and refining their recruiting and hiring practices. They always seek opportunities for their company to support diversity and inclusivity efforts in the Chicago tech industry.

10. eSpark

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Employees: 51-200 employees
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eSpark differentiates reading and math with activities kids love. Their mission is to reimagine learning so it’s student-centered, enabling students to succeed in school and life. They work with schools to put students at the heart of instruction and help districts achieve stronger academic outcomes.


Charisse Medrano

Charisse is a Senior Marketing Associate at CloserIQ and an expert in web research. She loves to play music and enjoys the company of her lovely pets.