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Everyday Negotiations To Get What You Want

Events, Insights
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 7/27/17 9:03 AM

“Let’s make a deal.” If negotiating was that easy, the three professionals who took the stage on July 26 at 1871 wouldn’t have made careers brokering deals and transactions for global corporations. At the inaugural Women at The MART (WAM) event, our powerhouse panelists shared tips and tactics to help women (and men!) win at everyday workplace negotiations. 


Founder’s Five: Taking Deals and Quick Decision Making with Tom Sosnoff

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 7/20/17 7:02 PM

For a founder referred to as the “Rockstar of Finance,” Tom Sosnoff looks the part. Donning a “Tastytrade” branded Kangol hat and button down and a faded pair of jeans, the legendary Chicago serial entrepreneur took the stage Tuesday, July 19 at 1871 to sit down for one of 1871’s longest running events, Chicago Founders’ Stories hosted by 1871 Board Member Pat Ryan, Jr.

1871 For All: Discussing Diversity And Inclusion During Techweek

Posted by: Mick Swasko on 7/8/17 5:44 PM

“This is what the city of Chicago looks like.” It’s a phrase uttered frequently at 1871 by COO Tom Alexander, but at our 1871 For All discussion on diversity and inclusion in tech during TechWeek, the venue and timing were extremely appropriate.

Watch: The Hispanic Technology Incubator Recap

Videos, Events
Posted by: Paul Matian on 3/16/17 11:43 AM

We celebrated the hard work of the first Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce x 1871 Hispanic Tech Cohort. Right before the event kicked off we rolled a video that shed light on how the program impacted each member. Food and drink were provided by Felix's Famous Cookies, Amanecer Breakfast Tacos, Atzimba - Catering & Event Services and Dulcelandia/Yogolandia Sweet & Savory. All Hispanic owned businesses.

DePaul Women's a Cappella (DWaC) perform MILCK's "I Can't Keep Quiet".

Videos, Events
Posted by: Paul Matian on 3/16/17 10:54 AM

From our International Women's Day Battle Scars discussion with Feminist Fight Club author Jessica Bennett and WBEZ's Lauren Chooljian, DePaul Women's a Cappella (DWaC) perform MILCK's "I Can't Keep Quiet".

Watch: A Conversation with WE Co-Founder Craig Kielberger Recap

Videos, Events
Posted by: Paul Matian on 3/16/17 10:25 AM

On February 28th, 1871 welcomed the incredible and inspirational Craig Kielburger, founder of Free the Children and WE Charity. What an amazing story and event! Watch the full event recap video linked here. Enjoy!

Battle Scars: Feminist Fight Club Author Jessica Bennett on Battling Office Sexism with Practical Hacks

Videos, Events
Posted by: Paul Matian on 3/16/17 10:10 AM

It was a Fight Club…but without the fighting and without the men. Every month, the women would huddle in a friend’s apartment to share sexist job frustrations and trade tips for how best to tackle them. These women weren’t just there to vent. They needed battle tactics. And so the Feminist Fight Club was born. Author Jessica Bennett shared with our community the bruises, scrapes, and scars that mark their experience – and ultimately their victories – in battling office sexism. 

Announcing Heart of Bold: 1871 to celebrate International Women’s Day March 8

News, Events
Posted by: Mick Swasko on 3/7/17 11:46 AM

1871 will celebrate International Women's Day 2017 with HEART OF BOLD, a full day of free public events and workshops, culminating in a featured keynote by  Feminist Fight Club Author Jessica Bennett. The event will reflect this year's theme “Be Bold for Change” with programming tailored to empower and inspire women in tech and business. 

"Millennial Mentor" Gerard Adams Talks Mentoring, Social Media at 1871

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 11/11/16 10:06 AM

Serial entrepreneur, angel investor, philanthropist and co-founder of Elite Daily Gerard Adams wasted no time in sharing his thoughts on social media when he took the stage for a Fireside Chat Nov. 8 with 1871 CEO Howard Tullman.  “Had to grab my phone to get a SnapChat of this!,” he said.

2016 Momentum Awards Recap: Winners Announced on Night Celebrating Impact and Purpose

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 10/6/16 2:27 PM

The 9th Annual Momentum Dinner at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel was an enormous success, bringing together the best and brightest in Chicago to once again to celebrate the past, present and future of the Chicago entrepreneur. Hosted for the benefit of 1871 by the CEC, the 2016 Momentum Awards welcomed more than 800 guests to celebrate “Impact and Purpose” -- a theme that recognized the leaders in the community who embody the unique and unselfish spirit of the entrepreneurial community in Chicago.