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Vanessa Yeh

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1871 WiSTEM Program Wins 2017 SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition

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Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/9/17 4:21 PM

WiSTEM, 1871’s accelerator program for women-founded businesses, will be receiving a $50,000 grant from the Small Business Administration for the second year in a row through the SBA Growth Accelerator Fund Competition. WiSTEM is one of 20 programs nationally to receive a grant totaling $1 million combined.

The Difference Engine Makes 1871 Its Home Base

News, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/8/17 2:53 PM

1871 will provide meeting space to The Difference Engine as part of a new ongoing partnership which aims to help facilitate training and valuable connections for developers with non-traditional backgrounds. The Difference Engine, founded by 1871 member and WiSTEM alum Kimberly Lowe-Williams, is a non-profit with a mission of helping women, minorities, and older career changers take pre-existing tech skills and transform them into coding careers. 

Chicago Tech Community Celebrates the Power of 10X Thinking at the 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

News, Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/6/17 10:16 AM

Last Thursday evening November 2, more than 1000 of the Chicago tech and entrepreneurial community's best and brightest gathered together to celebrate the landmark 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, hosted by 1871 and Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC). The evening culminated in the presentation of six awards to deserving leaders and companies that have made major contributions to the city’s tech ecosystem.  

James O'Connor, Jr. to be Named Entrepreneurial Champion at 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

News, Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/2/17 12:00 PM

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and 1871 announced Thursday that CEC Board Chairman James O’Connor, Jr. will be named the Entrepreneurial Champion at the 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, held November 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. This honor is given to an individual who has made a significant impact on the Chicago entrepreneurial ecosystem.

1871 Launches ChiBuys Program in Support of Diverse Local Food Vendors

News, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/1/17 12:35 PM

A program two years in the making, ChiBuys aims to direct 1871’s catering expenditures towards diverse and woman-owned food vendors throughout the city. So far 1871 has had over 75 events catered by ChiBuys vendors and is now calling on the community to exert their buying power in support of diverse small businesses.

Howard A. Tullman to Receive Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award at 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

News, Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 10/30/17 1:51 PM

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and 1871 announced Monday that Howard A. Tullman, 1871’s outgoing CEO, will receive the first ever Lifetime Achievement in Entrepreneurship Award at the 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, held November 2 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago. This is a new honor that will periodically recognize a serial entrepreneur or businessperson who has left a significant, long-term and permanent mark on the Chicago community through his or her business and civic contributions.

Creepin' It Real: 1871 Marches in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade

Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 10/24/17 10:42 PM

Home is where the heart is, and last weekend both were on Columbus Drive in downtown Chicago. Alongside a float built to resemble the iconic Merchandise Mart, the 1871 team marched in the Arts in the Dark Halloween Parade, a special nighttime celebration of Chicago's vast creative and cultural community hosted by LUMA8.

1871 to Partner with Apple on In-Store Event Series

News, Events
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 10/19/17 4:28 PM

To celebrate the opening of their stunning new store on Michigan Avenue on October 20, Apple has joined forces with 1871 and a handful of other select local organizations to produce Today @ Apple: The Chicago Series, a month-long set of in-store events that aim to inspire, connect, educate and support attendees in the pursuit of their creative and entrepreneurial passions.

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