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1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 10/16/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/16/18 12:35 PM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of October 16, 2018.

1871 and the CEC Name Corporate Champion, Entrepreneurial Champions, and Chicagoness Award Winner for 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/15/18 11:28 AM

1871 and the CEC's 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner will Recognize Discover as Corporate Champion; Linda Darragh and Ellen Rudnick as Entrepreneurial Champions; and Future Founders as the Chicagoness Award Winner.

ANA Perspective: The Future of Travel

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/15/18 9:00 AM

An ambitious initiative begun by ANA (All Nippon Airways), Japan’s largest airline, is looking far beyond flight to shatter the barriers of physical transportation and achieve societal benefits. The ANA Avatar XPRIZE, a $10 million competition to create a real-life avatar system, hopes to develop a single platform that would allow individuals to experience and learn from different cultures and travel virtually. In this guest post, ANA discusses how the system would revolutionize the way we connect with each other. 

Our 1871 | Joel Pollick of Percent Pledge

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/10/18 1:41 PM

For this week's Our 1871, we chat with Joel Pollick, Founder of Percent Pledge, a platform that helps  companies engage with-and retain-millennial talent through personalized giving that's simple, trusted, and transparent.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 10/9/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/9/18 9:00 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of October 9, 2018.

Rent the Great Outdoors with Erik Johnson's PrivateAcre

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/9/18 9:00 AM

Hunting, off-roading, camping -- these are just three of the many outdoor activities that you can’t do in a big city. What’s more, outdoor enthusiasts must enter long-term leases with exorbitant prices even if they’re just taking a weekend trip. Thankfully, Erik Johnson, Co-founder and President of PrivateAcre, is making it easier than ever for all of us to spend quality time in the great outdoors.

5 Lessons in Innovation from Business Leaders on the #UnlockingInnovation Podcast

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/8/18 9:00 AM

Earlier this month, EX3 Labs -- an experience design and product innovation studio specializing in mixed/augmented reality, artificial intelligence ,and Internet of Thing (IoT) solutions -- launched their podcast series, #UnlockingInnovation, produced in partnership with 1871 Chicago. The goal of the series is to explore the qualities and practices that make the most innovative companies in Chicago successful.

Our 1871 | Kellee Johnson of The Ballast Group

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/5/18 8:36 AM

For this week's Our 1871, we chat with Kellee Johnson, Founder and Principal at the Ballast Group. The Ballast Group is an integrated communications strategy firm.

Our 1871 | Keith Gordon of Proxy Pics

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/4/18 9:00 AM

For this week's Our 1871, we chat with Keith Gordon, CTO of Proxy Pics. Proxy Pics is a mobile app that allows customers or businesses to pay individuals for on-demand photos of a location or article of their choosing.

How Startup Communities Could Help Students Become Entrepreneurs

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/3/18 9:05 AM

When students graduate from a higher educational establishment, they face another challenge -- securing a job. However, the only thing they have is a degree in their respective field, but it is not enough for some employers. They need a skilled and proficient specialist with a few years of experience in this or that field. In this guest blog post, academic writer Michelle Lambert talks about how you can gain key experience by participating in education startups.

Read the 1871 Blog for news about the Chicago technology and entrepreneurship community, as well as helpful tips, guides, and insights into the startup and investment world.

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