About Streetwise

Streetwise Media is a digital media and events company that has taken the stodgy city news landscape by storm with entertaining, intelligent and provocative editorial coverage. Founded by Chase Garbarino and Kevin McCarthy, we own and operate digital city news properties BostInno, InTheCapital and Chicago Inno, as the premier news source for urban innovators who are the future of their cities.

Driven by the founding belief that everyone is a publisher in the digital age, Streetwise’s community-driven platform produces unparalleled audience engagement. Our mission is to positively impact our communities – online and off – through content, by sharing and sparking innovation across industries and connecting brands with our audience in a meaningful way. Not only do we cover, support and promote innovation, we embody it ourselves by being a leader in content platforms, technologies, and models of creating and distributing media.

Streetwise is a division of the prestigious American City Business Journals and Advance Publications family, which includes Condé Nast and The Discovery Channel.

Cities We're In

Informing our cities’ most connected, active and influential audience, our digital city news properties BostInno (Boston), InTheCapital (Washington D.C.) and Chicago Inno (Chicago) publish fun, edgy and intelligent original content and host events that bring the cities’ communities together.

Interested in everything from the latest restaurant opening to the city’s most successful startups, our audience is a community of smart, savvy business leaders, cultural influencers and young professionals known as the Innovation Class.

The first property of the Streetwise Media network, BostInno launched in 2009 and quickly became the preeminent news source for Boston’s next generation. Combining an opinionated editorial team with a community publishing platform and events, BostInno continues to reinvent the model of local news online and in cities nationwide.

InTheCapital launched in Washington D.C. in 2012. One of the District’s fastest-growing news properties, InTheCapital is disrupting the local news scene covering what’s new in local innovation across politics, tech, startups, business, finance, higher ed and city life.

Chicago Inno is the newest property in the Streetwise Media network and launched in June 2014. Following the open community publishing models of BostInno and InTheCapital, Chicago Inno brings a fresh, new voice on what’s new in Chicago’s innovation ecosystem from tech to culture.

Places We're Going

Streetwise Media network informs and engages the Innovation Class nationwide.

  • Austin
  • Seattle
  • LA

  • Colorado
  • Nashville
  • Dallas

  • Las Vegas
  • San Francisco
  • New York

Media Kit

The best way to engage our community is to be a part of it. We combine straightforward, proven digital and experiential marketing to bring our audience to you. For access to our media kit, white papers, and how we can work together, contact us below.