About Us

The StartSpot Network, a division of StartSpot Mediaworks, was founded with the desire to improve people's ability to quickly and easily find the best topical information on the Web.

Frustrated by unwieldy search engine results and bottomless portals, we felt there had to be a better way. What began as a highly acclaimed site, LibrarySpot.com, has evolved into a simple network of topical "Spots," the StartSpot Network.

Human! When it comes to providing access to the best of the Web, we believe a team of talented editors and experts is the best approach. Our editorial team carefully evaluates and selects the best, most relevant and most interesting online resources for a topic, then organizes the information to make it easily accessible. Along the way, we strive to engage minds and provoke thought.

We don't believe in "trapping" you on our sites. Instead, we hope to become your trusted guide to the best online resources. We hope you find the simplicity of our approach refreshing.

The sites have received a total of more than 100 awards and honors, including "Top 100 Web Site" from PC Magazine, "Best Reference Site" from Forbes.com and "Top 100 Web Sites for Families" from Family PC. They have also received rave reviews from visitors and the media, including Good Morning America, Fox News, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Christian Science Monitor, Los Angeles Times, Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, The Dallas Morning News, The San Jose Mercury News, U.S. News and World Report, Yahoo! Internet Life and Family PC.

The company is headquartered in Evanston, Illinois, approximately 13 miles north of downtown Chicago and 35 minutes from O' Hare International Airport. The company's offices are located in the Technology Innovation Center at the Evanston/Northwestern University Research Park.

StartSpot Mediaworks, Inc.
820 Davis Street, Suite 403
Evanston, IL 60201

Phone: 847 475-0354

Awards and Honors

Best Reference Site
- Forbes.com
(2000 & 2001)

Top 100 Web Sites
- PC Magazine

"...the most useful single reference site on the Web... superb and then some."
- Chicago Tribune

Top 100 Web Sites for Families
- Family PC

25 Best Web Sites for Women
- Health Magazine

50 Best Websites

"...proof, in a way, that selection by editors and organization by designers beat search engines for relevance, efficiency, and responsiveness."
- Netsurfer Digest