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3 Ways to Leverage a Business Coach for Success

Posted by: 1871 on 8/23/17 9:05 AM

Christina Holloway is an 1871 mentor, and a leadership and development business coach. In this mentor insights blog, she talks about the value business coaches can bring to entrepreneurs and how to go about finding the right fit.

Unconscious Bias: The Real Culprit Behind the Glass Ceiling

Posted by: Anna Catalano on 8/18/17 12:49 PM

Formerly BP's global head of marketing, Anna Catalano has over 30 years of corporate experience and now sits on multiple boards. Here she shared her unique insights into the glass ceiling and the assumptions placed upon women in the workplace which often serve as barriers to advancement.

Hacking Chicago: The Future Smart City is Already Here

Events, Insights
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.

Getting to “YES”: Lessons from an Intrapreneur to an Entrepreneur

Posted by: 1871 on 8/15/17 10:52 AM

The quest for funding can be a daunting challenge. Whether you're an entrepreneur or an intrapreneur, one “NO” might be all it takes to kill the project. 1871 mentor Alan Mindlin of The Morey Corporation walks through common pitfalls and how to avoid them with the goal of getting to "Yes."

How to Help Your Best People Get Better

Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 8/11/17 10:38 AM

We need to recognize that a large segment of our workforce needs a skills upgrade. There's no single path or one-way approach that suits every situation, but there are a few important ground rules to get you started. And let's be clear that these aren't necessarily politically correct observations; they are, rather, today's facts of life.

Three Key Traits of a Great Tech Startup Job Candidate

Insights, Community
Posted by: Laura Fendrich on 8/7/17 10:10 AM

Recruiting Manager Laura Fendrich leads 1871's recruiting program, which has partnered with over 75 companies, captured the attention of 30,000 candidates and placed well over 100 people into incredible career opportunities. With a myriad of hiring experiences under her belt, she breaks down what she feels are the most important traits to have as a tech startup candidate.

5 Ways Leaders Can Run Off the Road

Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 8/3/17 4:21 PM

Some of them never see it coming. In a visit to 1871, oil industry veteran Anna Catalano told aspiring entrepreneurs how to prevent the kinds of CEO disasters that are making way too much news.

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. 

Get The Word Out with These Marketing Tools

Posted by: Jessica Williams on 8/1/17 12:01 PM

This past weekend, I attended the Fear Paradox Summit, an event geared towards helping women expand their minds and channel their fear into fuel. Every woman who attended said “yes” to embracing tough challenges and living out their dreams. It was a truly amazing experience: not only because of the workshops and activities, but the incredible energy that you can only feel in a group of women determined to rise.