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5 Takeaways on Building a Company With No Resources

Insights, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 9/12/17 5:23 PM

The obstacles are always greater when you lack the funds to support your genius entrepreneurial idea. Victoria Elena Nones, Founder of Women in Comedy and 1871/IHCC Hispanic Technology Incubator alum, shares five key takeaways from her own entrepreneurial journey on how to maintain the right attitude when building a business on a shoestring.

This Week on Instagram: Visitors from Tel Aviv, Young Coders and More

Posted by: 1871 on 9/8/17 6:12 PM

1871 had an exciting start to the week by welcoming six companies from Tel Aviv University to our space for a two-week program. Also on Insta: Some awesome views of The Mart, a look at some of the students who spent the summer coding at 1871 and some shots from the lens of our photographer, Greg Rothstein. 

From Beans to Basket: Fillo Finds Success Through Collaboration with Sofrito Product

Posted by: 1871 on 9/5/17 3:54 PM

In this guest contribution to the 1871 blog, Fillo’s co-founder Daniel Caballero talks about overcoming challenges while getting his product on the shelf and in front of consumers. Now on shelves across Chicago and online, Caballero shares his insight into what it takes to get from idea to sales to scale.

1871 Partners With IDEAS Immersion To Bring Six Israeli Startups To Chicago

Posted by: 1871 on 9/5/17 2:16 PM

Israeli Companies will Use 1871 as Home Base in Chicago as They Prepare to Enter U.S. Market; 10-Day Intensive Program Welcomes Startups from Tel Aviv University’s Management of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MoTIE) Program

7 Strategies to Stem Workplace Burnout

Posted by: 1871 on 9/1/17 9:04 AM

Jane Shersher, an 1871 mentor and founder of Ava Today -- which helps businesses and entrepreneurs stem burnout in the workplace, shares some simple tricks to handling stress.

This Week on Instagram: World Entrepreneurs' Day, Momentum Countdown, and an Eclipse

Posted by: 1871 on 8/25/17 2:04 PM

This week in Instagram: 1871 started off the week right by bringing the team together to view the Solar Eclipse. The last time a total eclipse was visible from coast to coast in the US was on June 8th, 1918. Our team was lucky enough to snag viewing glasses to catch the event in full effect.

3 Ways to Leverage a Business Coach for Success

Posted by: 1871 on 8/23/17 9:05 AM

Christina Holloway is an 1871 mentor, and a leadership and development business coach. In this mentor insights blog, she talks about the value business coaches can bring to entrepreneurs and how to go about finding the right fit.

Hispanic Tech Spotlight: Carlos Frederico Rosenwald, Founder of Story Street Labs

Posted by: 1871 on 8/17/17 12:00 AM

The 1871/IHCC Hispanic Technology Incubator is a cohort-based accelerator that provides Latinx-led businesses with programming and mentorship. We asked each of the participating entrepreneurs about what makes them tick, and this week, we say hello to Carlos Frederico Rosenwald, Founder and Chief Story Officer at Story Street Labs, an online community that welcomes anyone to read, write, and share short-stories and serialized works of fiction.

Meet a Mentor: Jochen Renz of SalesEnablers

Posted by: 1871 on 8/16/17 3:49 PM

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 Jochen Renz of SalesEnablers.

Getting to “YES”: Lessons from an Intrapreneur to an Entrepreneur

Posted by: 1871 on 8/15/17 10:52 AM

The quest for funding can be a daunting challenge. Whether you're an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, one “NO” might be all it takes to kill the project. 1871 mentor Alan Mindlin of The Morey Corporation walks through common pitfalls and how to avoid them with the goal of getting to "Yes."