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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

Community
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

Community
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.

The Seven Challenges Haunting Innovation Leaders

Insights
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. 

A Case for HR Outsourcing: 5 Reasons Early- and Growth-Stage Companies Should Consider Working with a PEO

Insights
Posted by: 1871 on 10/25/18 9:00 AM

Startups and small businesses outsource a number of things: server space, legal services, and accounting are common examples, generally recognized as outside of the business’s core expertise. But when it comes to human resources (HR) management and operations (outside of payroll, of course), founders and business leaders have a tough time wrapping their heads around how outsourcing can help their business succeed. In this guest post, Bob Cerone, CEO of Cognos HR, shares his insight on the hidden opportunities and benefits that HR outsourcing can have for your business as it grows.

1871 and the CEC Announce 11 Finalists for 11th Annual Momentum Awards

News
Posted by: 1871 on 10/24/18 9:08 AM

11 powerhouse tech companies have been nominated for the 11th annual Momentum Awards. Six finalists were selected for the category of the Momentum Rising Star Award, and five finalists were selected for the category of the Momentum Award. The winners will be announced at the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner on November 15th.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 10/23/18

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 10/23/18 8:51 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 October 23, 2018.

Three Key Takeaways from 1871 and the Kauffman Foundation's Inaugural Policy Forum

Insights
Posted by: 1871 on 10/19/18 9:00 AM

In January 2018, 1871 was selected, by the Kauffman Foundation, as one of six entrepreneurial support organizations nationwide to serve as a policy advocate for entrepreneurs. In partnership with the Kauffman Foundation, 1871 is using the grant to fund a three-year program that will convene entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers in one room to address the issues that are impacting entrepreneurs the most. The program features two policy forums a year in which entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers will gather to discuss the most relevant challenges facing entrepreneurs. Together, the objective is to find policy-driven solutions and to amplify entrepreneurs’ and investors’ voices in Chicago, Washington D.C. and beyond. Read more about our grant from the Kauffman Foundation here.  

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 10/16/18

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 10/16/18 12:35 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 October 16, 2018.

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