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Nisha Katti

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Momentum 2020 — That's a Wrap!

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 10/8/20 9:11 AM

The 13th Annual Momentum Awards were unlike any that we’ve ever hosted before and there is no way it could’ve happened without our fantastic attendees and sponsors. Thank you for attending the virtual show, participating in the pre-show experiences, and—most of all—for supporting 1871 and the entire Chicago tech community.

1871 and the CEC Announce the Winners of The 13th Annual Momentum Awards

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 10/1/20 8:09 PM

The first Momentum Awards show since the 1871 and Illinois Technology Association merger recognizes seven distinguished individuals and companies for their contributions and commitment to the Chicago technology and innovation community.

Israel Idonije to Receive Chicagoness Award at The 13th Annual Momentum Awards

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 9/2/20 8:13 AM

Israel Idonije, founder of FBRK Impact House, to be awarded the Chicagoness Award at Momentum 2020 for exemplifying the values of the Chicago entrepreneurial community.

Aon Named Corporate Champion at The 13th Annual Momentum Awards

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 8/24/20 9:48 AM

1871 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center to recognize Aon’s contributions to the technology community.

Interview: ConnectCareHero Enhances Platform to Fight COVID-19



As a social activities management platform for senior living and homecare teams, ConnectCareHero has always centered around the safety and fulfillment of the elder population and thus they have been deeply connected to the fight against COVID-19 since the start.

When the pandemic hit, they jumped into action to modify their existing technology to better meet the changing needs of clients and the elder care community at large. We spoke with ConnectCareHero founders Osvaldo Montelongo and Tornu Ngwayah recently to discuss their team’s hard work.

Celebrating 12 Months of Milestones

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 5/8/20 4:17 PM

To close out our 8th birthday week, let’s look back on what’s been happening at 1871 over the last 12 months! In short, we’ve created valuable partnerships, won awards, expanded the diversity of our membership, and are now directly supporting in the fight against COVID-19.

Won’t you take a walk down memory lane with us?

5 Reasons Not to Miss ScaleUp Chicago 2020

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 4/29/20 9:00 AM

ScaleUp Chicago is a spring conference that brings the tech community together to learn, connect, and share stories. This year, 1871 + ITA are virtually hosting the fourth annual ScaleUp Chicago event on Tuesday, May 19th. We’ll be bringing the best professional development resources and networking to you at home!

Advice from Founders: How to Handle Extended Remote Work

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 4/2/20 10:01 AM


Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, your company may have mandated that you work from home for the time being. Though you’re probably not new to remote work, this situation is a bit different: we have no idea when we will be back in the office and, in the meantime, we can’t work anywhere but from within our homes.

1871 is Virtual!

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 3/27/20 11:02 AM

The 1871 team is sending our very best wishes to you across Chicago, Illinois, and beyond. The COVID-19 pandemic has created an upheaval of daily life for most everyone across the world and we’re all in this together.

Contribute a Guest Blog

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Posted by: Nisha Katti on 3/25/20 11:54 AM

During this time of change, we’re looking to bolster the ways the 1871 community is adjusting and engaging one another as founders, members, and partners. To support these goals, we are looking for experts to share their expertise via guest blog post submissions!

Read the 1871 Blog for news about the Chicago technology and entrepreneurship community, as well as helpful tips, guides, and insights into the startup and investment world.

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