About the Chicago Blog Accelerator:
The Chicago Blog Accelerator program, a collaboration between several Chicago businesses, digital publications and area bloggers, was established to help jumpstart the publications of tomorrow on the exciting path of digital journalism. We aim to foster a new way to reach and help aspiring bloggers achieve greatness through our founding principles of:
Blogging means different things to different people but our philosophy is grounded in the fundamentals of journalism, public relations, web publishing and digital marketing. If you’re interested in learning more about how the CBA can provide you the education, tools and funding needed to start a blog, please bring your best blog idea and fill out the application below.
About Front & Social Media:
Front & Social Media is the founding business behind the Chicago Blog Accelerator and aims at providing the tools necessary to attract prospective bloggers and the continuing education. Front & Social provide blog publishing, publicity, and startup marketing strategy to several Chicago-based publications.
Front & Social, LLC is the parent and lifeblood to several Chicago-focused independent blogs and portals and operates the workspace, develops programming, organizes events and ensures that the culture of the program allows bloggers the greatest opportunity for success.
About the Application Process:
Applicants should be blog entrepreneurs serious about building their publication and have the time to dedicate themselves to growth. This application process is simple and we ask applicants to please answer each question honestly and to their best of your ability. This application is part placement, part needs assessment. All applications will be reviewed but, unfortunately, we won’t be able to accommodate all. Applications should expect a response, by email, within a week or two.