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

News
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

This Week on Instagram: IHCC Celebrations, a Wedding and a Big Name

Community
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 9/1/17 2:55 PM

It was a week to celebrate at 1871, as we marked the conclusion of the second IHCC/1871 Joint Incubator, wished a coworker well on her upcoming nuptials and welcomed internationally renowned author Doris Kearns Goodwin to our space. 

Outside-In is the New Way to Win

Insights
Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 9/1/17 2:34 PM

Rather than trying to take on increasingly large and powerful companies, a better strategy is to make your firm essential by fusing with their infrastructure.

7 Strategies to Stem Workplace Burnout

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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.

1871 and IHCC's Second Cohort of Incubator Companies Celebrate at Showcase Event

Events
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/31/17 4:00 PM

Hundreds gathered at 1871 on August 30th for the second 1871/Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Joint Incubator Showcase, where 13 Latinx-led startups pitched their businesses and celebrated completing an intense 12 week program of mentorship, workshops and support from the greater entrepreneurial community. 

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

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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.

A Different Look at Summer School with Rêve Academy and CoderSpace

News, Community
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/25/17 11:41 AM

Even though they’re learning the ins and outs of tech and business building while classes are out, Chicago students have had anything but a summer school experience at 1871 this summer. We welcomed students from both Rêve Academy and CoderSpace for a pair of innovative programs aimed at increasing opportunities in tech for young students and positively impacting communities.

Why You Never Saw It Coming

Insights
Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 8/25/17 8:52 AM

 We've talked and worried for years about the potential harm to businesses that unforeseen results and unintended consequences can cause, especially when the companies involved are new and relatively immature. When you read the typical after-action analyses, which try to make sense of these seemingly "abrupt" changes or the "surprise" upsets, they are almost always directed toward studying how well or poorly the particular actor, entity, or business fared as a result of the inability to anticipate or mitigate the nasty changes brought about by its own deliberate actions. Of course, these kinds of problems don't simply effect newbies.

Wedmony Looks to Simplify Planning for Your Big Day

Community
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/24/17 8:35 AM

After planning her fair share of weddings and bachelorette parties for free, Christina Hecker decided it was time to make a little money on matrimony. Hecker, a member of WiSTEM’s fifth cohort, is the founder of Wedmony -- an online platform that aims to connect couples planning their weddings and offers them simple tools to help them keep on schedule during the process.

Sounding Board: Lisa Portnoy on Accounting for the Future of Technology

Community
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/23/17 4:00 PM

It’s an understatement to say tech has changed in the past 30 years, and Lisa Portnoy has been at the forefront of watching its evolution.