The breaking point for Ryan Coon came in 2010. He'd spent three years as an investment banker, putting up with 100-hour weeks and demanding clients. But when had to cancel a vacation to Colorado with his friends, he knew he wanted out.
Like many Chicagoans, Ryan Coon is sick of not being able to pay his rent online. "Everything else I pay electronically," the 28-year-old Old Town resident said. "Rent is the only reason I have a checkbook."
So what's it like to quit your job and jump head on into a startup without the guarantee of a steady paycheck? Ryan Coon, 28 of Old Town, said it's quite invigorating once the initial shock wears off.
The founders created Rentalutions to bring more landlords into the digital age. Landlords can manage their property rentals online and run background and credit checks on tenants with this program.
Chicagoans Ryan Coon and Laurence Jankelow founded Rentalutions earlier this year, offering an online platform for landlords and property managers — especially those with fewer than 100 rental units.
On October 16, 2012, Rentalutions co-founders Ryan Coon and Laurence Jankelow presented at the Built in Chicago Launch event. This monthly event attracts over 350 investors, entrepreneurs, students and web developers.