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Robotics: Opening the Door for Small Businesses

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Posted by: 1871 on 11/13/18 3:47 PM

As Artificial Intelligence continues to advance, robots continue to increase their prevalence across industries and companies of varying sizes, including many startups. Robotics continue to surge in their industrial markets, with a market projection of 71.7 billion dollars by 2023, at a compound annual growth rate of 9.4% over the next 5 years. The increasing availability of low cost and readily implemented robots has increased the non-conventional application of industrial robotics. One sector responsible for the continued increased demand is the use of robotics in startup production and workflow. In this guest post, Irving Wittenbur of DO Supply talks about how robotics can benefit small businesses.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 11/13/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 11/13/18 10:45 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 November 13, 2018.

On this Veterans Day, a Veteran Reflects on Chicago’s Tech and Startup Community

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 11/12/18 9:09 AM

This Veterans Day, 1871’s Yun Tai -- an Army veteran -- takes a look at the intersection of the veteran and tech communities. In this post, he’ll reflect on why veterans are natural born innovators, excel at entrepreneurship, and continue to serve their communities even after they’ve left the military.

1871 and ANA Host Celebrated Fireside Chat to Share Insights on Global Transit Innovations

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Posted by: 1871 on 11/7/18 4:33 PM

Last week, 1871 and ANA, Japan's largest airline, held a joint Fireside Chat to look at disruptive technologies and the future of global transportation. In front of a packed room, ANA Digital Lab Design team members Kevin Kajitani and Akira Fukabori, spoke about their innovative project, AVATAR, a platform that can transport a human's senses, actions, and presence to a remote location in real time, leading to a more connected world. 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler also shared a number of cutting-edge tech trends that will shape the future for years ahead.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 11/6/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 11/6/18 9:32 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 November 6, 2018.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 10/30/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 11/1/18 1:52 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 30, 2018.

Entrepreneurs Do Everything: When Building Businesses, Sergio Suarez Jr. Goes All-in

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 11/1/18 9:26 AM

As the old Kenny Rogers tune goes, ‘you got to know when to hold’em and you got to know when to fold’em.’ Nobody understands that sentiment better than Sergio Suarez Jr., the former Co-founder and CTO of the popular ticket reservation platform dibit and the Co-founder of Tackle Ai, which uses artificial intelligence to extract key data points from any unstructured document. Along with his entrepreneurial endeavors, Suarez Jr. is also an accomplished poker player. In this post, Suarez Jr. shares his story along with his tips on to how to successfully play the hand your dealt.

The Seven Challenges Haunting Innovation Leaders

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/31/18 9:00 AM

Happy Halloween, all! If you think you're impervious to all of the frights that await you today, think again -- EX3 Labsan experience design and product innovation studio specializing in mixed/augmented reality, artificial intelligence, and Internet of Thing (IoT) solutions, shares today's guest blog on the seven scares that keep innovation leaders up at night. 

How to Develop a Diverse Pipeline

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/30/18 9:00 AM

The city of Chicago is quickly cementing its reputation as a tech powerhouse in both the United States and throughout the world -- but like many other cities, there is still work to be done when it comes to building a diverse and inclusive workforce. In this post, guest author Linda Darragh, the Larry Levy Executive Director of the Kellogg Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, shares her insights on how we can collectively create, support, and foster a pipeline of diverse and inclusive talent. 

Profiles in Innovation: An Interview with Shima Rayej of Safe Rate

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/29/18 9:00 AM

1871 and BMO Harris Bank are proud to hold their second joint innovation program. The program provides participants with BMO mentors with various expertise, mission-essential resources across the bank, a working space at 1871 and the potential opportunity to pilot their technology with BMO Harris. To offer insight on what entrepreneurs can expect from the program, we spoke with some of its current members. This week, we talk to we talk to Shima Rayej, Co-founder and Chief Investment Officer at Safe Rate, about the importance of perspective and how the Chicago Bulls helped her connect with one of the nation’s most prestigious banks.

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