A special thank you to The International Women's Forum for allowing us to take part in the 2016 Chicago World Leadership Conference! The theme of the conference, "Crossroads of Change" represents the culture, prosperity, architecture, art, and ingenuity that exists in Chicago. #1871Chicago #upshow #IWFLeadChange #IWF16
Annual Award Recognizes The Best And Brightest Companies In Chicago; This Year Two Awardees Will Be Recognized
"London is the world’s most competitive city, offering expanding international companies unrivaled talent and creativity." - Sadiq Khan . Did you hear? The Mayor of London Sadiq Khan and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel joined us today to highlight trade and investment opportunities between Chicago and London! #LondonIsOpen #1871Chicago #upshow
"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness." . Wishing Rhonda Fair the happiest of birthdays! If you have ever visited #1871Chicago, we hope you have also had the privilege of being greeted by her kindness—and a smile we undoubtedly look forward to seeing each day. #upshow #HappyBirthdayRhonda #QOTD
Another successful round of coding for #CodeLatino! . Last night marked the second opportunity for those who have never written a single line of code to learn the basics of data types, expressions, input/output, and control structures. . As a bonus, beginning coders were given an introduction to the Eclipse IDE (Integrated Development Environment). The only requirement (for now) is to bring your laptop. . The goal at the end of each class is for everyone to have a written, working Java program! #1871Chicago #upshow #programming #Latinx #chitech
Entrepreneurship and innovation extends across all industries! . The @FamilyFarmed Application Celebration for the #GoodFoodBusiness Accelerator (GFBA) included a thought-provoking discussion on the positive impact of #foodtech in the Midwest. . This engaging panel discussion highlighted the mission of each entrepreneur's intent to increase the supply of local and sustainable food. #1871Chicago #upshow #GFBA
Today we announced CEO and Co-Founder of @sapfieldglass Jai Shekhawat as the 2016 Entrepreneurial Champion! . He will be honored at the Ninth Annual #MomentumAwards, which will take place on October 6, 2016 at the Radisson Blu Aqua Hotel. . You can still reserve a table, purchase individual tickets, or make a donation to CEC/1871 by emailing email@example.com. #1871Chicago #upshow #ImpactPurpose16 #Momentum2016 #socent #chitech
1871 and the CEC announced Tuesday that they will honor Jai Shekhawat, the founder of Fieldglass, for his dedication to the entrepreneurial community at the ninth annual Momentum Awards. The Entrepreneurial Champion Award will be presented to Shekhawat at the Momentum Awards Dinner. Shekhawat is a successful entrepreneur, mentor, and civic-leader who sold Fieldglass to SAP in 2015 in one of Chicago’s largest tech exits.
Great to see @skillscoutjobs Founder Elena Valentine take the stage last night at the @villagecapital Education US: 2016 Venture Forum! . The forum was a collaborative effort with @att Aspire, with support from the @kelloggfoundation, hosted a Venture Forum showcasing 12 enterprises democratizing education. . This forum is also a capstone event of the Village Capital Education US: 2016 venture development program. The top two program participants will receive an investment of $75,000 each. #1871Chicago #WiSTEM #upshow #VilCapEdUS
A Look Back at the leaders in our community who embody the unique spirit of the entrepreneurial community in Chicago! . @contextmediainc co-founders @rishishah + @shr4dha accept the first-ever #Chicagoness Award at the 2015 #MomentumAwards. . Join us for a celebration of of excellence and entrepreneurship on October 6, 2016! Visit 1871.com/momentum for more info. #1871Chicago #upshow #TBT #socent #ImpactPurpose16 #Momentum2016
Chicago-based technology incubator 1871 announced Thursday the twelve businesses that will make up the third cohort of WiSTEM, 1871’s unique program designed to cultivate success and opportunities for women in technology. The 12 companies and their founders will begin a sixteen-week curriculum on September 20, 2016.
Rose Afriyie grew up in the Bronx, N.Y., with four siblings and the help of social service programs such as the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.