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Speed Networking with Brella

News, Community
Posted by: Kat Rokhlin on 2/16/18 12:11 PM

Networking just got easier for the 1871 community. 1871 has partnered with Brella, a startup based out of San Francisco, to power a four-part series of networking events in 2018. Brella is a networking tool for events that matches participants based on their business interests and sets up mutually beneficial appointments.

Chicago Blockchain Project Gathers Thought Leaders for Evening Event

News
Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/15/18 11:47 AM

1871 is proud to serve as a media sponsor for Blockchain in Chicago: Kickoff To 2018, an event hosted by the Chicago Blockchain Project to discuss blockchain technology and its impact on business and society. The event will be held on February 22, from 5 p.m. - 10 p.m. at Venue SIX10.

1871 and Columbia College Chicago Launch Joint Professional Development Program

News
Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/15/18 10:21 AM

1871 joined Columbia College Chicago to announce a partnership that will match Columbia students with 1871 startups to complete real client work as a part of the students’ advertising and public relations course curriculum. 

"When risk falls, rewards do too." - Rumi Morales

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 2/14/18 9:00 AM

With a network of more than 600 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Rumi Morales, Advisory Board Member at the Chamber of Digital Commerce and Founder of Rumi Ventures.

Key Takeaways: Futureproofing Your Business

News
Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/13/18 4:50 PM

Last week, 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman spoke in front of a packed room at UNIQLO’s Michigan Avenue flagship store to kick off Chicago Made: Innovating for Tomorrow, a free four-part series covering topics on sustainability, global tech trends, social impact, and retail. Chicago Made is a joint effort between 1871 and UNIQLO and will run every Thursday from 6-7 p.m. (CDT) at UNIQLO’s Michigan Avenue store through March 1st.

Betsy Ziegler Named New CEO of 1871

News
Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/13/18 11:14 AM

Betsy Ziegler, an innovation expert and startup strategist, will bring her extraordinary talent and vision to take 1871 to the next level and support the city's rapidly growing entrepreneurial community.

Kayte Malik’s Dresscode Tech is Giving STEM a Makeover

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/13/18 9:00 AM

Kayte Malik, Founder and CEO of Dresscode Tech, fuses fashion with technology to help educate young women about coding and computer science.

ChiBuys | Andrea Herrera on Why Community is Everything

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 2/13/18 9:00 AM

Our ChiBuys program supports minority and women-owned food vendors in the Chicagoland area and reflects 1871’s wider efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the community. We thought we'd interview some of our participating vendors to hear their stories and preview their delicious dishes. Today, we chat with Andrea Herrera, Founder of Amazing Edibles, about why a strong community is the key to a strong business.

DyMynd Angels and WiSTEM Partner to Support Women Entrepreneurs

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/8/18 9:00 AM

1871 is excited to launch a new partnership between WiSTEM and DyMynd Angels. Lakshmi Shenoy sat down with Monika Black and Carolyn Leonard from DyMynd Angels recently to learn more about their organization and the WiSTEM collaboration.  

"A strong network and support system is vital for success." - Sangita Kasturi

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 2/7/18 9:00 AM

With a network of more than 600 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Sangita Kasturi, CEO of Action Inclusion.

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