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Disconnect to Reconnect: "Glamping" with Google For Entrepreneurs

Events, Community
Posted by: Diana Lopez-Obaldo on 10/25/17 8:22 PM

Our amazing sponsors at Google for Entrepreneurs hosted the 5th Annual Trailblazers this past September in Santa Rosa, California, bringing leaders from around the globe who are passionate about growing entrepreneurship in their ecosystems. This year, 1871's Director of External Affairs and International Relations Diana Lopez-Obaldo, who attended and reconnected with old and new friends, shares her takeaways from the retreat.

Hacking IRL: What Mr. Robot Teaches Us About the Dark Web

Posted by: 1871 on 10/24/17 11:16 PM

In Part 2 of the Hacking IRL series, Jim Holcomb - Associate Security Consultant at Evolve Security Academy - clears up terms we've all heard but may not have completely understand, such as the Deep Web, Dark Web, and even The Internet. Minor Mr. Robot spoilers ahead!

Creepin' It Real: 1871 Marches in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade

Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 10/24/17 10:42 PM

Home is where the heart is, and last weekend both were on Columbus Drive in downtown Chicago. Alongside a float built to resemble the iconic Merchandise Mart, the 1871 team marched in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a special nighttime celebration of Chicago's vast creative and cultural community hosted by LUMA8.

McDonald's to be Named Corporate Champion at 2017 Momentum Awards Dinner

Posted by: 1871 on 10/23/17 12:20 PM

1871 is proud to name McDonald’s as the 2017 Corporate Champion due to the company's outstanding community impact in Chicago. This award celebrates McDonald's decision to open their state-of-the-art headquarters in downtown Chicago, bringing more than 2,000 jobs and the iconic brand to the city. 

Meet, the Company Pitching Chicago to Global Entrepreneurs

Posted by: Mick Swasko on 10/20/17 1:30 PM

1871-based has brought more than 60 companies from more than a half-dozen countries around the world. What did it take for Serhat Cicekoglu and Gerod Carfantan to build a bridge between Chicago and the rest of the world?

1871 to Partner with Apple on In-Store Event Series

News, Events
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 10/19/17 4:28 PM

To celebrate the opening of their stunning new store on Michigan Avenue on October 20, Apple has joined forces with 1871 and a handful of other select local organizations to produce Today @ Apple: The Chicago Series, a month-long set of in-store events that aim to inspire, connect, educate and support attendees in the pursuit of their creative and entrepreneurial passions.

The 1871 Fintech Forum: A Discussion of the Future of Data and Analytics

Events, Insights, Community
Posted by: Colleen Maxwell on 10/17/17 10:52 AM

1871 held its latest quarterly Fintech Forum on September 29th, in partnership with Capco, to showcase Chicago’s strongest data and analytics experts and to help create engagement between 1871 startups and corporate partners in the fintech space. Here are four key takeaways on how to use reporting information to drive insights, automation, and a competitive advantage.

The First Steps to Creating Social Buzz About Your Startup

Posted by: 1871 on 10/16/17 11:24 AM

Marketing your startup in social media is something you should begin on day one —but there’s a right and wrong way to go about it. 1871 member and social media pro Carol Fowler, CEO and Co-Founder of TheSocReports, provides a checklist of steps to lay the foundation for growing your social audience.

1871 Companies Prove Chicago is a City of Rebuilders After Hurricanes Irma, Harvey and Maria

News, Community
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 10/13/17 3:40 PM

When three major and catastrophic hurricanes made landfall between late-August and early-October, the destruction left in their wake was described as “unprecedented” and “devastating.” In the following month, it has been inspiring at 1871 -- an organization that is named after those who rose up and rebuilt after a disaster -- to see the innovators and member organizations that have stepped up to use their tools and tap their communities to aid in the aftermath.

HERITAGE | "New heights"

Posted by: 1871 on 10/13/17 2:39 PM

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.

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