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1871 And Hirewell Announce Extended Partnership to Continue Offering World-Class Recruitment Services to Members

Posted by: 1871 on 9/21/17 1:38 PM

1871 is excited to announce the extension of its partnership with Hirewell, a Chicago-based recruiting firm. Hirewell's two full-time recruiters have filled more than 100 technical and non-technical positions with 1871 member companies, and 48 percent of those hired met an inclusion standard in 2016 with an average salary of $72,500. 

1871 and the CEC Announce 10 Finalists for 10th Annual Merrick Momentum Awards

Posted by: 1871 on 9/19/17 1:06 PM

Strong and Talented Crop of Tech Businesses Among Nominees for Merrick Momentum Award and Momentum Rising Star Award; Winners to be Announced at Largest Ever Momentum Dinner November 2

BMO Harris Mentors Connect with Fintech Startups at 1871

News, Community
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.

1871 Partners With IDEAS Immersion To Bring Six Israeli Startups To Chicago

Posted by: 1871 on 9/5/17 2:16 PM

Israeli Companies will Use 1871 as Home Base in Chicago as They Prepare to Enter U.S. Market; 10-Day Intensive Program Welcomes Startups from Tel Aviv University’s Management of Technology, Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MoTIE) Program

A Different Look at Summer School with Rêve Academy and CoderSpace

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/25/17 11:41 AM

Even though they’re learning the ins and outs of tech and business building while classes are out, Chicago students have had anything but a summer school experience at 1871 this summer. We welcomed students from both Rêve Academy and CoderSpace for a pair of innovative programs aimed at increasing opportunities in tech for young students and positively impacting communities.

1871 is a Proving Ground for Designation Grads’ Design Chops

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Posted by: Mick Swasko on 8/22/17 9:05 AM

1871 is like the Hotel California: You check in, but you never leave. Even as a company gets its own offices or a member receives an opportunity elsewhere, you're forever tied to the 1871 ecosystem. No partner embodies this more than Designation, 1871's resident UI/UX bootcamp. 

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.

Young Entrepreneurs Academy Chicago and 1871 Partner on Future Cohorts and Programming

Posted by: 1871 on 8/9/17 11:28 AM

1871 and the Young Entrepreneurs Academy Chicago (YEA! Chicago) announced Wednesday that YEA! Chicago will host three years of future cohorts at 1871, bringing young women to the incubator regularly for the 21-week programs which will begin in October.

ThinkChicago is Bringing the Next Generation of Innovators to Chicago

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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.

Statement from CEC on Leadership Transitions

Posted by: 1871 on 8/2/17 4:39 PM

On August 1, 2017, Howard A. Tullman, CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) and 1871, announced his intention to step down as CEO of 1871 and CEC at the end of 2017. Additionally, CEC board chairman Jim O’Connor, Jr. has also announced his intention to step down from his position as board chair at the end of 2018.