* FanFound
* Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana

December 8, 2008

Purdue Research Park-based company opens office in Chicago

CHICAGO and MERRILLVILLE, Ind. - FanFound, a social networking site that connects musicians, music fans and music venues, has opened an office at 4 E. Huron St. in Chicago, officials announced today (Dec. 8).

FanFound was developed by officials at Chordcraft Music Co., which is headquartered at Purdue Research Park's Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana in Merrillville.

"Opening the Chicago office optimizes the marketing components of our brand," said Chris Bauman, FanFound CEO. "It will make it easier for us to provide FanFound's products and services in Chicago's metropolitan area, which has several colleges, high schools, neighborhoods and other communities."

FanFound's 15 full-time and part-time employees and interns will be based in the Chicago office. Company officials who assisted in opening the Chicago office include Jon Pasky, CLO and vice president of operations; Mike Raspatello, COO and vice president of production; Jack Bredberg, programming director; Marc Boggio, CSO; and board members Paul Stanley and Venkata Majeti.

About FanFound

Since its conception in 2006, FanFound has promoted online social networking, ad-supported content distribution and fan-designed live music events. Acting upon their motto "Saving Music, One Fan at a Time," officials at FanFound aim to help fans, artists and venues collaborate to shape their respective musical communities. Located in downtown Chicago, FanFound continues to develop a suite of services that will pave the way to an integrated "Music 2.0" industry.

About Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana

Modeled after West Lafayette's Purdue Research Park flagship incubator that is owned and operated by Purdue Research Foundation, the Purdue Technology Center of Northwest Indiana sits on 386 acres west of I-65 in Merrillville. It opened as Purdue's first satellite technology center in January 2005 and currently serves 14 technology-based tenants, five additional tenants and nine technology-based affiliate companies.

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Contact at Purdue Research Park: Steve Martin, (765) 494-6872,

Source: Chris Bauman, (219) 644-3229,