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Why Your Selfie Won’t Cut it as a Headshot

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/21/18 9:00 AM

Today’s guest post comes from Michelle Kaffko. She's been running Organic Headshots since 2005, taking corporate headshots, entrepreneur headshots, and executive portraits for thousands of Chicago area professionals. 

1871 Releases 2017 Annual Report

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/18/18 9:25 AM

1871 announced Friday the release of its 2017 Annual ReportThe Annual Report — which is full of stories and statistics — illustrates the ways in which 1871 expanded opportunities for Chicago's entrepreneurial community in calendar year 2017. 

Great Startup Advice That Actually Sucks

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Posted by: Connor Nolan on 5/17/18 5:10 PM

You’ve heard it all before. “Just be yourself.” “If It’s not broken, don’t fix it.” “Everything happens for a reason.” If you haven’t thrown up yet, give it a second -- it’ll come. We’re just as sick of hearing silly, counterintuitive advice as you are. But given the fast-pace of business, it can be hard to distinguish useful advice from harmful ‘help.’ Fortunately, we’ve got Victor Abundis, Co-founder and COO of Interpreter Tap, and Garry Cooper, CEO and Co-founder of Rheaply, to help us weed out a number of terrible tips.

Our 1871 | Andre Johnson of LiveEquipd

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/17/18 3:51 PM

Simple 1871 fact -- the people make the place. Today we chat with Andre Johnson, Founder of LiveEquipd, about his "aha!" moment, overcoming trauma, and empowerment as part of the Our 1871 series.

The Great Game: How to Raise Venture Capital

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 5/15/18 11:21 PM

Movies, television, and myths -- these are three things that have shaped our definition of what happens in Silicon Valley and venture capital. But if you think investors really sign million dollar checks over a cup of coffee, then you’d better grab one yourself and get comfortable. Troy Henikoff, the Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners, an early to growth-stage fund managed by a seasoned team of hands-on investors and operators, explains how the great game really works.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 5/15/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/15/18 9:01 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 May 15, 2018.

Augmented Reality is the Next Mega-Trend: Chicago Startups Weigh In

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/10/18 10:02 PM

Social media, GPS, smartphones, IoT. These are all the biggest tech trends that have come about in the last 10 or 20 years. With all of these offerings and products at the touch of a fingertip, it might seem like we’ve reached the apex of innovation; however, augmented reality, which uses technology to transform the way we view our environment, is poised to become the next big thing in tech and business -- here’s why.

Our 1871 | Robert Poissant of 1871

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 5/10/18 10:00 PM

Simple 1871 fact -- the people make the place. Today we chat with Rob Poissant, 1871's new resident movie maker, about his love for video and what drew him to the 1871 community.

3 Opportunities for Building a Breakthrough Brand

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/10/18 9:00 AM

Megan Wholey, Vice President of Brand Marketing at Edelman and 1871 mentor, shares her advice on how you can turn your brand into a key business driver -- especially if you’re scaling on a lean budget.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 5/8/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/8/18 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 May 8, 2018.

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