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1871 And Hirewell Announce Extended Partnership to Continue Offering World-Class Recruitment Services to Members

News
Posted by: 1871 on 9/21/17 1:38 PM

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. 

How to Tell Your Story to the Most Important Audiences in the Channels that Matter

Insights
Posted by: 1871 on 9/21/17 10:29 AM

What are the key strategies that startup founders can follow in order to best establish their brand and to tell their story to the most important audiences in the right channels? In this guest blog, 1871 mentor and PR expert Kellee Johnson from Ballast Group gives us her take. 

No Bu!!S@*!: Human Resources Rethought as DisruptHR visits 1871

Events, Insights
Posted by: 1871 on 9/20/17 2:47 PM

On September 13, more than 300 human resources professionals and business leaders gathered at 1871 to witness disruption in motion. DisruptHR Chicago, a non-profit organization which aims to disrupt the human resources event industry and help reimagine the HR function, brought together some of the boldest and most imaginative minds to the stage for a rapid-fire, ignite-style evening of stimulating presentations that challenged the tired and outdated practices HR professionals face on a daily basis.

HERITAGE | "Te Amo Siempre!"

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 9/20/17 12:00 AM

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, Dan Trinidad, Founder of DealerFox, talks about his mom's unwavering support.

HERITAGE | "Entrepreneurship is a Byproduct of Inspiration"

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 9/19/17 3:58 PM

Every entrepreneur has a story of what inspired them to build their dream, and for some, the passion is in their blood. 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, Marco Alcala, Co-Founder of Pyroweb, shares his story. 

1871 and the CEC Announce 10 Finalists for 10th Annual Merrick Momentum Awards

News
Posted by: 1871 on 9/19/17 1:06 PM

Strong and Talented Crop of Tech Businesses Among Nominees for Merrick Momentum Award and Momentum Rising Star Award; Winners to be Announced at Largest Ever Momentum Dinner November 2

Former FCC Chair Tom Wheeler: Open Internet is "Under Attack"

Events, Insights
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 9/19/17 12:58 PM

“The Open Internet exists today, and it is under attack.” That was the dire message Tom Wheeler, former Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, had for the audience of the Benton Foundation hosted event at 1871 on September 18.

HERITAGE | "A Part of my DNA"

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 9/18/17 11:10 AM

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, Loretta Ivette Trevino, Director of Events at the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, talks about her dad's influence on her life. 

BMO Harris Mentors Connect with Fintech Startups at 1871

News, Community
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 9/15/17 5:09 PM

Since April, 1871 has been excited to play host to an innovative partnership program in our space, which has paired mentors from BMO Harris Bank with some emerging Fintech startups in Chicago. Since then, Peanut Butter, Spring Four, Genivity, Medean, Wealth Pool and Tru Crowd have been working closely with the mentors in the 1871 space, refining their value proposition and scaling up to partner or pilot their technology with a large bank like BMO.

This Week on Instagram: What Was Breakfast, Rhymefest, and a Puppy Video!

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 9/15/17 4:09 PM