9 ways to get the best employees, get coverage and get funded

Entrepreneurs rank hiring the best people, earning press coverage and winning funding highest among their many concerns, according to a Chicago Innovation Awards survey. The group hosted a series of panels for its Media, Capital and Talent Day on Monday at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.

This year’s Chicago Innovation Awards judges will consider 550 nominees and will announce the winners at its annual ceremony on Oct. 30 at the Harris Theater. Monday’s participants, on the stage and off, included 2014 nominees, past winners, judges and board members.

Panelists offered insights and advice relating to three broad topics: Attracting talent, gaining attention and raising funds.

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