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1871 in the Wild: The UNIQLO Store

News, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/16/17 2:25 PM

This month, 1871 launched a three-month partnership with UNIQLO, a popular global fashion retailer located on Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago, featuring in-store displays by five incredible 1871 member companies. We visited the store this week with a few of our participating entrepreneurs to get the scoop.

1871 Launches Advanced Member Program (AMP) for Later-Stage, Scaling Companies

Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/15/17 11:17 AM

Today, 1871  launches the 1871 Advanced Member Program (AMP), a program geared toward later-stage companies which are scaling and have reached specific industry benchmarks determined by 1871. This is 1871’s latest offering to ensure the best and brightest companies are supported with resources relevant to their stage of growth. 

Are You Doing Enough for Your Newbies?

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Posted by: Howard A. Tullman on 11/14/17 12:00 PM

Throwing your new hire into the fire without sufficient training is often seen as a rite of passage. But that's short-sighted and often costly, to both the employee and the company. 

1871 Offers New Perk Through Keeper Security

News, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/10/17 12:12 PM

1871 now offers password and asset security services provided by Keeper Security at a discounted rate for one year to all 1871 members, the most recent addition to a growing list of business perks available to our community.

1871 WiSTEM Program Wins 2017 SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/9/17 4:21 PM

WiSTEM, 1871’s accelerator program for women-founded businesses, will be receiving a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Administration for the second year in a row through the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. WiSTEM is one of 20 programs nationally to receive a grant totaling $1 million combined.

The Difference Engine Makes 1871 Its Home Base

News, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/8/17 2:53 PM

1871 will provide meeting space to The Difference Engine as part of a new ongoing partnership which aims to help facilitate training and valuable connections for developers with non-traditional backgrounds. The Difference Engine, founded by 1871 member and WiSTEM alum Kimberly Lowe-Williams, is a non-profit with a mission of helping women, minorities, and older career changers take pre-existing tech skills and transform them into coding careers. 

1871 to Commence Three-Month Partnership with Global Apparel and Lifestyle Brand UNIQLO

Posted by: 1871 on 11/8/17 9:58 AM

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and 1871 are thrilled to announce that 1871 will be one of three Chicago institutions to partner with global apparel retailer UNIQLO, with visual displays from five innovative and design-forward 1871 member companies to launch inside the brand’s three-story, 60,000 square-foot flagship store on Michigan Avenue.

Chicago Tech Community Celebrates the Power of 10X Thinking at the 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

News, Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/6/17 10:16 AM

Last Thursday evening November 2, more than 1000 of the Chicago tech and entrepreneurial community's best and brightest gathered together to celebrate the landmark 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, hosted by 1871 and Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC). The evening culminated in the presentation of six awards to deserving leaders and companies that have made major contributions to the city’s tech ecosystem.  

James O'Connor, Jr. to be Named Entrepreneurial Champion at 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

News, Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/2/17 12:00 PM

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and 1871 announced Thursday that CEC Board Chairman James O’Connor, Jr. will be named the Entrepreneurial Champion at the 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, held November 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. This honor is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the Chicago entrepreneurial ecosystem.

1871 Launches ChiBuys Program in Support of Diverse Local Food Vendors

News, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/1/17 12:35 PM

A program two years in the making, ChiBuys aims to direct 1871’s catering expenditures towards diverse and woman-owned food vendors throughout the city. So far 1871 has had over 75 events catered by ChiBuys vendors and is now calling on the community to exert their buying power in support of diverse small businesses.

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