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This Week on Instagram: Visitors from Tel Aviv, Young Coders and More

1871 had an exciting start to the week by welcoming six companies from Tel Aviv University to our space for a two-week program. Also on Insta: Some awesome views of The Mart, a look at some of the students who spent the summer coding at 1871 and some shots from the lens of our photographer, Greg Rothstein. 

 

 

 

I first met @craigkielburger years ago in Silicon Valley through my work with @leaninorg. I'd never met someone with as much infectious fire and determination to change the world. When I took over event production at 1871, Craig was one of the top entrepreneurs I wanted to feature on our stage. . He and his brother @marckielburger started @WEMovement when they were 12 years old and the organization has gone on to build 650 schools for more than 55,000 young people all over the world. More than one million people have received access to clean water, healthcare, sanitation facilities and alternative income projects with help from the organization. . Craig delivered an inspiring talk to an auditorium full of Chicago students as part of the inaugural #WEDay Illinois. Thank you to my dear friend @franciefsr for doing such important work and for making this happen! -- @jeannereidy, #talktojeanne

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#WednesdayWisdom from @howardtullman. See your ideas through, don't waffle.

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I've looked up to @lindsayavner for years. When we sat down before a @bebrightpink Board Meeting at 1871, she couldn't have been more generous with her time, her expertise and her words of encouragement for young women to be educated about their breast and ovarian health. She is an inspiration to me, to entrepreneurs and to women everywhere. . She started Bright Pink more than 10 years ago after testing positive for the BRCA1 gene mutation at 22 years old, indicating she had an 87% chance of developing breast cancer and up to a 54% chance for ovarian cancer. She went on to be the youngest person in the country to have a risk reducing double mastectomy, dropping her risk for those diseases to 2-3%. . She recently transitioned from the organization's CEO to Board Chair where she'll continue this important work. Learn more about @bebrightpink .org or at their 9/27 event celebrating Innovation in Women's Health featuring fellow rockstar entrepreneur, @shr4dha of @outcomehealth. - @jeannereidy, #TalkToJeanne

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