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Happy 4/20: Meet 3 Ganja-preneneurs Who Are Blazing New Trails

Insights, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/20/18 11:18 AM

It’s 4/20 and we know that you have some very, very important plans this evening. To get you in the mood for this hazy holiday, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of three Cannatech companies that you kneed to know.

MillerCoors Renews 1871 Sponsorship and Will Serve as Strategic Partner for Diversity Initiatives

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/19/18 1:34 PM

1871 is proud to announce a renewal of its long-standing partnership with MillerCoors, a leading brewery company headquartered right here in Chicago. This collaboration will provide support for 1871's veteran, minority, and women entrepreneurs.

1871 and the Exclusive Professional Women's Networking Group Amplify Offerings with Strategic Partnership

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/18/18 1:44 PM

1871 is excited to announce a new partnership with the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (EPWNG), a member network of professional women in the Chicagoland area. The partnership will expand resources for professional women within 1871's community.

"The most important skills are tenacity, curiosity, grit, passion, and empathy." - Darcy Bonner

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

Darcy Bonner is the Manager of Innovation, Strategy, and Business Development at Schneider Electric, a leader in the digital transformation of energy management and automation. Schneider Electric makes it it possible for IoT-enabled solutions to seamlessly connect, collect, analyze, and act on data in real-time delivering enhanced safety, efficiency, reliability, and sustainability.

SexTech: Why Should I Pay Attention?

Insights, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/18/18 9:00 AM

Darren Mckeeman, Co-Founder of KinkBnB, a subscription based rental marketplace for adult play-spaces, shares his thoughts on the barriers and opportunities in the SexTech industry. KinkBnB is an 1871 member company. 

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 4/17/18

Posted by: 1871 on 4/17/18 2:35 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 April 17, 2018.

1871 Announces 12 Companies Joining Spring WiSTEM Cohort

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/17/18 12:35 PM

1871 is excited to announce the 12 incoming companies that will make up the seventh cohort of WiSTEM, an accelerator program that connects women entrepreneurs to capital, community, and technology resources.

Alight Solutions Joins 1871 as a Corporate Partner

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/17/18 12:16 PM

1871 is excited to announce that Alight Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled health, wealth, HR and finance solutions, will join its growing network of over 100 other companies, institutions, and centers of higher education as a corporate partner.

Campus 1871: Aspiring Entrepreneurs Gather for Immersive Weekend of Startup Simulations, Workshops, and Mentorships

Events, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/17/18 8:58 AM

Over 100 students from several Chicago-area universities gathered at 1871 from April 13 - 15 for the fifth annual Campus 1871 event; a weekend-long initiative that simulates the realities of launching and running a startup. The event, which is held once a year, includes hands-on training, workshops, mentorship and coaching, and culminates in a pitch competition – where participants can win a temporary membership at 1871.

How Machine Learning Has Changed the Business Landscape in Chicago

Posted by: 1871 on 4/11/18 2:39 PM

Jon Chua, a Management Consultant at Kenway Consulting and MBA Candidate at the The University of Chicago Booth School of Business, discusses the impact of machine learning in Chicago's business, technology, and innovation communities. The University of Chicago is an 1871 University Partner and will be hosting their 2nd Annual Chicago Machine Learning Venture Capital Summit this coming Thursday, April 12. 

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