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Founder of 2 startups, Grubhub & Fixer, I share industry secrets for success.


We have a responsibility to use our businesses for social impact.


Living with vision means embracing adventure, like cycling or sailing.


Below are some of the live events I’ve spoken at. I love talking with founders, students, and anyone who is looking to bring their personal vision to create social impact. Contact me if you are interested in having me speak with your group of founders.

ACG: Stories of a Startup 2023
Kerosene Ventures 2023
Deca Club @ New Trier High School 2023
Techstars 2023
Lofty Ventures 2023
SXSW 2023
Tuscon Festival of Books 2023
University of Chicago: Booth School of Business 2022

University of Chicago: Graham School 2022
1871 Fireside Chat 2022
Paypal Global Innovation 2022
IVY Virtual Event 2022
Commonwealth Club 2022
Nasdaq: Author in Residence 2022
WorkProud Virtual Event 2022
Treasury Executive Institute 2022
California State University 2022

Below is a list of podcasts I’ve been on. Check them out and share them with a friend.


On occasion, people ask for a picture of me. Feel free to use the images below.

Chicago Skyline
Training ride in Chicago
Training ride in Chicago
Aboard the Pommes Frites
Trying to look serious
Mike in Fixer gear
Getting ready for book launch
I’m pretty stoked. The morning of the IPO at the corner of Wall & Broad

Articles Featuring Mike

Grubhub Founder Turned Frustration Into An Industry
Investor’s Business Daily

7 Startup Books That Every Entrepreneur Should Read
Next Big Idea Club

4 Book Categories to Read in 2023

From Idea to Empire: An Interview with the Founder of Grubhub, Mike Evans
Christina Kumar

From Idea To Empire: An Interview With The Founder Of Grubhub, Mike Evans
The Published Reporter

Hangry: A Startup Journey
Next Big Idea Club

Grubhub co-founder: ‘When you care about delivering a better product,’ don’t rely solely on the gig-work model

Grubhub co-founder Mike Evans on his second act at Fixer
Yahoo! Finance

Who Read What in 2022: Political and Business Leaders
The Wall Street Journal

How an Encounter with the ‘Armpit of Destiny’ Helped the Founder of Grubhub Take His Business from His Apartment to a $2 Billion IPO

A Conversation with GrubHub Founder, Mike Evans on Turning $140 Into a $7billion Business.
Thought Economics

The transition from starting a business to managing a team is a perpetual challenge for new entrepreneurs. Here’s how to make it smoother.
Business Insider

GrubHub co-founder Mike Evans sets sail across the Atlantic
Chicago Business

GrubHub founder starts a handy alternative to the gig economy
Technology Review

Pandemic peaks interest in virtual handyman service
Baltimore WMAR

What Comes After the Gig Economy? A Q&A With Grubhub Co-Founder Mike Evans.
Built In

Led by Grubhub’s co-founder, this tech startup is a trade school in disguise
Built In Chicago

Grubhub cofounder Mike Evans wants to make ordering a handyman as easy as ordering dinner
Chicago Tribune

GrubHub Founder Mike Evans: The Startup Experience Was Complex, But Rewarding

After the IPO: GrubHub co-founder chronicles cross-country bike trip
Chicago Tribune

What GrubHub Co-Founder Mike Evans is Doing Now
Chicago Business

Mike Evans to Receive Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award at CEO National Conference
PR Log