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HERITAGE | "Te Amo Siempre!"

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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"

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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. 

HERITAGE | "A Part of my DNA"

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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

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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!

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

 

Vunzai Yeazel is Looking to Build an Empowered, Global Community of Women

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 9/15/17 3:02 PM

Vunzai Yeazel, born in America and raised in Zimbabwe, has filled three passports traveling around the world to help women, and now she’s landed in Chicago to continue her mission through tech. The Gorgeous Within founder and CEO began her company in 2010, as a way to bring women together and empower them through workshops and events.

Meet a Mentor: Linda Darragh of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/13/17 1:21 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 Linda Darragh of Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.

Is Captain America Your Match? WiSTEM Company CharacTour Wants to Find Out

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 9/13/17 11:34 AM

Kim Foerster knows everyone is a character, and she has a patent-pending 26 point algorithm to back that up. Along with Co-Founder and COO Pete McEntegart, the WiSTEM member and CharacTour CEO is setting out to connect casual TV and movie watchers and superfans alike based on the characters whose personality traits they most match.

5 Takeaways on Building a Company With No Resources

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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.

Energy BBDO Interns Tackle "The Work" for 1871 Startups this Summer

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Posted by: Tom Alexander on 9/12/17 12:18 PM

Earlier this year, my wife Tiffany mentioned an idea to me that might be a possible collaboration between 1871 and Energy BBDO, the Michigan Avenue-based advertising agency for whom she works. The idea was fairly straightforward -- that the group of 25 or so Energy BBDO interns would work with 1871 startups over the summer to develop and pitch full advertising campaigns.