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Summer Getaways Around Chicago: Head North to Wisconsin

August 17th, 2017 Posted by Chicago, Parking, ParqEx, startup, Technology No Comment yet

Chicago is an amazing city, but sometimes you just want to get away for a while. Within a few hours, you can drive to two fantastic cities: Madison and Milwaukee. It’s about a two and a half hour drive to Madison, and Milwaukee is an hour closer. Whether you decide to take a day trip, or stay for the weekend, both cities offer fun activities, cultural opportunities, delicious dining, and unique shopping.


ParqEx - The IoT Tech Suite every airbnb host should consider

The IoT Tech Suite Every AirBnb Host Should Consider

August 10th, 2017 Posted by AirBnB, Airbnb of Parking, Parking, sharing economy, Smart Parking, startup, Technology No Comment yet

The sharing economy is an fantastic trend that allows normal people to make money by helping each other. With opportunities ranging from peer-to-peer parking to whole-house rentals, everyone is pitching in with ways to pool resources and make the most of our increasingly crowded environments.


ParqEx - The Future of Parking is All About You

The Future of Parking is All About You

August 3rd, 2017 Posted by Car, mobile app, Parking, parking spots, ParqEx, startup, Technology No Comment yet

Innovative auto companies are manufacturing cars that park themselves, but what about cars that find their own spots? Wouldn’t that be an innovative way to solve street parking frustrations? Currently apps alert drivers to available spots but if engineers, urban architects and developers get their way those apps will only be part of an entirely automated parking ecosystem. Here are a few ways urban centers of the future will make the most out of available parking space so that you don’t have to circle the block.


ParqEx - Fund Your Summer Vacation with the Sharing Economy

Fund Your Summer Vacation with the Sharing Economy

July 20th, 2017 Posted by Chicago, Parking, Parking Apps, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

If money woes kept you from planning a summer vacation this year, you may be feeling a bit blue right about now. After all, a good many people are off having amazing adventures this summer season and you are stuck at home with nothing exciting to do. Worse than that, money is the only thing keeping you away. Why must a lack of money be such an issue?


Follow up from ParqEx on Chicago Parking Study

Follow up from ParqEx on Chicago Parking Study

July 13th, 2017 Posted by Chicago, Chicago Travel Tips, Parking, startup, Technology No Comment yet

Do you feel like you’re spending a fortune parking your car in Chicago? Do you feel like you are wasting half of your life and tanks of gas looking for parking spots in Chicago?

Guess what? You’re not alone.


ParqEx: Eat Well with the Sharing Economy

Eat Well with the Sharing Economy

June 29th, 2017 Posted by Food, Parking, restaurants, sharing economy, startup, Uber No Comment yet

Nearly every person on the planet enjoys eating. Even those who don’t enjoy it, still have to consume something in order to stay alive. Therefore, it only stands to reason that food would eventually make its way into the sharing economy. After all, entrepreneurs would have to be crazy to leave the business opportunities presented by food on the table.


Chicago tech neighborhood guide: Fulton Market challenges River North’s startup supremacy

May 12th, 2017 Posted by Parking, ParqEx, startup, Technology No Comment yet

Photo: Fulton Market at night. Click this link to read this Built in Chicago article about Chicago’s startup supremacy.

There is never a dull moment in the world of technology as emerging companies continue to offer new products left and right.

From Uber, to Airbnb, to Tesla, new innovations are created each and every day, all across the United States.


College Recruiter Feature: Account Executive Mac Anderson

April 26th, 2017 Posted by Parking, ParqEx, startup, Technology No Comment yet

Read this collegerecruiter article which mentions ParqEx’s own Mac Anderson and considers the importance of an entry-level sales job in the 2017 job market.

Entry-level sales jobs present a great opportunity for recent college grads to learn professional skills that last a lifetime. And below, a variety of entry-level sales professionals, as well as business owners and sales executives with experience at companies like Google, IBM, AOL, and Dell Computers, talk about the unique and life-long skills developed through an entry-level sales job. Here is what every recent college grad needs to know to succeed in a career in sales:


There’s no scarcity of parking spaces – what’s lacking is sharing

April 1st, 2017 Posted by Airbnb of Parking, Parking Apps, ParqEx, startup, Technology No Comment yet

Apps including ParqEx show that there’s revenue in renting out private parking spaces—and urban planners like it

Take a look at this MarketWatch article discussing the future of the sharing economy while at the considering solutions to current problems.


4 Peer-to-Peer Companies to Use on Your Next Vacation

December 1st, 2016 Posted by AirBnB, Chicago Travel Tips, Holidays, mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, startup, Uber No Comment yet

The sharing economy has become a huge deal, and it is still growing. From lodging to car rentals, there is a peer-to-peer sharing platform for it all.



Top 5 Things To Do In Evanston

November 29th, 2016 Posted by Community, mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

1.) Eat at Buffalo Joe’s

If you like buffalo wings, you’re going to LOVE Buffalo Joe’s. I’ve been going to Buffalo Joe’s ever since I was a little kid (I’m 23 now) and my mouth still waters just thinking about the savory, buttery goodness of the famous Buffalo Joe’s wing sauce. Oh, and let’s not forget that the quality of the chicken wings is good, too. Really good. One bite and you’re hooked; trust me. This Evanston staple is sure to satisfy your taste buds.


ParqEx: Understanding the Sharing Economy

Understanding The Sharing Economy

November 17th, 2016 Posted by Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup, Uber No Comment yet

We’ve been told ever since we were little that we need to share with other people. Whether it’s our toys, our feelings, or our space, we were told that we get more out of sharing than we give up. Thanks to technology, though, we’ve taken those ideas of sharing, and expanded them. We now have a sharing economy, and it has completely revolutionized the way we do things.


ParqEx: Who Wants the Sharing Economy?

Who Wants A Sharing Economy?

November 10th, 2016 Posted by Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

Is the concept of a sharing economy a solution to traffic congestion and downtown parking shortages in metropolitan areas? If automobiles and transportation become part of a shared economy model, will this also reduce less demand for parking lots and parking spaces? Will cities like Chicago and Los Angeles become easier to navigate and air quality improve? What is the likelihood for a sharing economy to become a reality in the future and transform how we drive and park?


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In the News with ParqEx

October 25th, 2016 Posted by Community, mobile app, Parking, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

ParqEx is pumped to be finalist for 2016’s “50 on Fire!”

We are 1 of just 16 B-to-C companies to make the list out of hundreds of applicants!

Chicago is one of the most diversified economies in the world, with no single industry employing more than 14% of the workforce. And this diversity extends to the city’s innovation economy, with an eclectic mix of startups, categories, entrepreneurs, enterprise tech companies, STEM organizations, universities, and more making up the ecosystem.

50 on Fire is Chicago Inno’s annual awards show, celebrating the individuals and organizations that are heating up Chicago across a variety of industries. It is a reflection of Chicago’s ecosystem at large – a collection of people and organization in a number of different roles, stages, and categories – that are, for lack of a better term, on fire. If it takes a village to raise a child, it takes an entire city to build an innovation.

ParqEx is absolutely thrilled to be one of just 16 B2C companies to be included in the prestigious list.

To read the full article, click here.

Hot spots!

Here are a few of our currently featured parking spots. Going to be in the area and need an easy place to park? Click on the spot you want. Book it. You’re a VIP.

A ParqEx original film


Jeff & Matt: A story about the day two people became friends through parking.


Jeff & Matt were once sad. Jeff drives to the big city every day from the suburbs. Jeff gets lots of headaches figuring out where to park. Matt lives in the big city. Matt has a parking space, but doesn’t always use it.

ParqEx to the rescue! The simple ParqEx app allows Matt to rent his parking space to Jeff. Jeff doesn’t have to worry about where to park anymore. Matt makes some extra money. Jeff and Matt are now friends.

To list or find parking (and maybe a new friend), click here!


ParqEx company news bits:


ParqEx: Always expanding!
This month, Parqex signed deals with Farpoint Development and MO2 Properties.

ParqEx CEO at VentureFWD Summit
ParqEx Founder and CEO Vivek Mehra was one of an esteemed and select group of innovators and leaders to speak at the 2016 Venture for Women & Diversity Summit.

ParqEx is hiring in Chicago and Wisconsin
ParqEx is looking for leaders, including Jr. Account Executives (Sales) in both Madison and Milwaukee. See the full list of opportunities at our great company.

GAME CHANGER: ParqEx Access+

With Access+, residents and approved visitors can open the garage door from their smartphones. Garage owners can simplify management and improve control of the garage.

Interested? Learn more here!



Elmspring Rush: Highlighting the 10 Companies

October 19th, 2016 Posted by Chicago Events, mobile app, Parking, parking spots, ParqEx, sharing economy, startup No Comment yet

The Elmspring Accelerator is a venture accelerator that invests in technology startups who aim to disrupt the real estate and housing industry.



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