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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minds to the stage for a rapid-fire, ignite-style evening of stimulating presentations that challenged the tired and outdated practices HR professionals face on a daily basis.

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.

How to Fund Your Business: Key Takeaways from HPA’s Entrepreneurial Education Series

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 9/8/17 4:16 PM

Intimidated by a term sheet? Scratching your head on SAFE versus convertible notes? Don’t even know where to start when it comes to approaching an investor? It’s not uncommon for bootstrapped startups to be a little lost when it comes to the concept of asking for funding, but luckily, Hyde Park Angels is willing to share their wisdom.

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

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. 

Hacking Chicago: The Future Smart City is Already Here

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/18/17 9:35 AM

If there were a looking-glass that showed Chicago’s future, it would have been on stage August 16 at 1871. Digi.City Connect -- a multi-city series of discussions with lawmakers, government officials, technologists and corporations -- made a stop in Chicago to discuss the social and economic impact of smart city technologies with several local experts.

The 1871 Fintech Forum: A Discussion of Current and Future Cyber Attack Trends

Events, Insights
Posted by: Colleen Maxwell on 8/17/17 10:45 AM

1871 held its latest quarterly Fintech Forum, in partnership with Capco, to showcase thought leaders in the fintech space and increase the interactions between startups and corporate partners in this critical and rapidly expanding area. Read on for a few key takeaways and some cybersecurity tips from our experts.

8 Startups Compete for Gold and Glory at Challenge Cup Chicago

News, Events
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/13/17 7:51 PM

On August 9, 1871 joined more than 75 tech hubs around the world in partnership with 1776 for the Challenge Cup, a global pitching competition where startups pitch world-changing ideas to solve meaningful problems.

Meet Chicagoland's Brightest Next Gen Entrepreneurs

Events, Community
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/8/17 2:14 PM

There are plenty of challenges and roadblocks faced by entrepreneurs, but five Chicago area startups are proving age isn’t one of them. Meet five of the city's brightest and most promising entrepreneurs and discover how they're shaping the future and leading the way for young businessmen and women everywhere.

ThinkChicago is Bringing the Next Generation of Innovators to Chicago

News, Events
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/4/17 11:37 AM

On August 3, 1871 hosted a company showcase as a part of ThinkChicago, the city's initiative to attract newly graduated talent from all over the U.S. to the booming Chicago tech scene. Over 200 students converged in downtown to visit tech offices, hear keynotes, and meet companies. Their last stop? Lollapalooza.

Founder's Five: Checking In on Crazy Ideas and the Startup Rollercoaster with Dennis Crowley of Foursquare

Events, Insights
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/2/17 2:40 PM

Dennis Crowley’s company was built on the concept of “check-ins,” and the Foursquare founder absolutely had chances to check out during his entrepreneurial journey. But after selling his first location-based company -- Dodgeball -- to Google and watching it fold, Crowley set a vision for his business and stuck to it. For anyone who is struggling to stick it out, Crowley’s keynote on August 1 and subsequent Q&A with Kevin Willer of Chicago Ventures packed some serious wisdom.