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

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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?

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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

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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.

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

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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

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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. 

How Can The Blockchain Revolution Help You?

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/11/18 11:14 AM

Tiana Laurence, investor, founder, and author of Blockchain For Dummies, explains how blockchain technology can improve workflow and processes for entrepreneurs in a multitude of different industries and markets. 

All for One: EX3 Labs, Alight Solutions, and 1871 Bring Immersive Learning Tech to Walter H. Dyett High School

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/10/18 1:21 PM

On April 9, students at Walter H. Dyett High School were smiling ear-to-ear as they donned virtual reality headsets and dove into new worlds and educational experiences. Brought together by a common cause, 1871 and Alight Solutions partnered with 1871 member company EX3 Labs in its mission to donate and equip South Side schools such as Dyett with state-of-the-art technology. 

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 4/10/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/10/18 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 April 10, 2018.

The Road to a Multi-Million Dollar Company Part 3: The Ugly

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/9/18 12:41 PM

Do you ever wonder how companies starting from scratch become successful? 1871 member and CEO of Digital Authority Partners Codrin Arsene sheds light on the good, the bad, and the ugly of building a multi-million dollar business. Here's the third and final segment of this three-part blog series.

Closing the Gender Wage Gap Starts with Everyday Negotiating

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/9/18 8:30 AM

Guest contributor Mary Kay Devine is the Director of Community Initiatives at Women Employed, an advocacy organization that has been opening doors, breaking barriers, and creating fairer workplaces for women since 1973. Read on to learn her strategies on everyday negotiating for women in the workplace. 

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