Every entrepreneur has a story of what inspired them to build their dream, and for some, the passion is in their bloodlines. For our final Hispanic Heritage Month spotlight, meet Manny Ozaeta, Director of the 1871/IHCC Hispanic Technology Incubator.
Jim Holcomb, an Associate Security Consultant at Evolve Security, breaks down Mr. Robot's (surprisingly accurate!) portrayal of hacking in this three part series for the 1871 blog. Be warned, there's spoilers, and some crazy surprising information about real-life cybersecurity in here.
1871 hosted the Chicago Loop Alliance's panel on what a city’s brand actually represents, 1 Million Cups came to network and support entrepreneurs seeking to refine their pitches and our COO Tom Alexander hosted his favorite workshop on how to have difficult conversations—“How to Say F**K You With a Smile on Your Face”.
1871 was honored to host the Arts in the Dark press conference for the October 21st night-time parade, where we will be marching along with our very own float! Off campus, we partnered with member company EX3 Labs and Conagra to dedicate their first ever Immersive Learning Lab to the students of George M. Pullman Elementary School. And kudos to SlapMap, which launched their wearable concept (which unfolds into a map of Chicago) this week.
With a network of more than 300 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Don Chartier of HourVoice.
Every entrepreneur has a story of what inspired them to build their dream, and for some, the passion is in their bloodlines. For Hispanic Heritage Month, we're featuring the stories of our Latinx startup community and the family members who inspired them to start their entrepreneurial journey. Today, Angie Rivera, Founder of InReach and member of the fourth WiSTEM cohort, talks about her entrepreneurial roots.
1871 is excited to announce the extension of its partnership with Hirewell, a Chicago-based recruiting firm. Hirewell's two full-time recruiters have filled more than 100 technical and non-technical positions with 1871 member companies, and 48 percent of those hired met an inclusion standard in 2016 with an average salary of $72,500.