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Rapunzl Helps Young Adults Untangle the Stock Market

Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/17/18 5:06 PM

With Halloween just around the corner, we thought we’d share a scary thought with you -- more than half of all Americans are not currently investing in the stock market. That’s why Brian Curcio and Myles Gage developed Rapunzl, an app that teaches young adults how to invest in the stock market through simulated competitions. In this post, Curcio and Gage talk about the need for financial education, what it’s like to be a young entrepreneur, and why you always get what you give.

Rent the Great Outdoors with Erik Johnson's PrivateAcre

Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/9/18 9:00 AM

Hunting, off-roading, camping -- these are just three of the many outdoor activities that you can’t do in a big city. What’s more, outdoor enthusiasts must enter long-term leases with exorbitant prices even if they’re just taking a weekend trip. Thankfully, Erik Johnson, Co-founder and President of PrivateAcre, is making it easier than ever for all of us to spend quality time in the great outdoors.

Teresa Cauvel and Sona Shah are Saving Newborns Around the World

Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/3/18 9:00 AM

Globally, 2.7 million newborns die each year. It’s an unfortunate reality that is often more prevalent in developing regions and third world nations. To help combat the problem, Teresa Cauvel and Sona Shah launched Neopenda -- a medical device startup focused on emerging markets. Their first product is a device that monitors the vital signs of critically-ill newborns. In this post, they talk about where they came up with the idea for their company and why they’re working to improve medical outcomes in low-resource countries.

1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Announce Schedule and Itinerary for the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/2/18 9:00 AM

1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) are proud to host the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner. The dinner will celebrate emergent technologies, leaders, and opportunities that are demonstrating change and innovation. Furthermore, five awards will be presented for outstanding contribution and impact to the Chicago Tech and entrepreneur community.

1871 and ANA Explore Global Transit Innovations with Joint Speaking Event

Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/1/18 10:10 AM

1871 and All Nippon Airways (ANA) -- Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, are holding a joint speaking event titled 'Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Transportation' to discuss rapid disruption and innovation in the transportation industry. The event will take place at 1871 on October 30th.  

Want to Keep Your Employees Happy? Build a Bonfyre

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/25/18 10:33 AM

It’s a tough time to be a founder. With employee turnover at the highest its been in the last 10 years, more and more executives are looking for new ways to keep their staff a happy and engaged. Fortunately, Jake Bernstein -- Senior Manager of Business Development at Bonfyre -- is helping businesses from all industries build better relationships with their teams.

10 Companies to Participate in Sales Assembly's Diversity Leadership Initiative Inaugural Cohort

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/20/18 9:00 AM

It’s no secret that diversity is still a major issue in the tech industry. While many tech departments may suffer from a lack of inadequate diversity practices, these problems are most often felt in the sales division. That’s why Sales Assembly, in partnership with Victory Lap and 1871, is launching the Sales Assembly’s Diversity Leadership Training Initiative today.

Rumi Spice Delivers Afghan Saffron Directly to Your Neighborhood

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/19/18 9:00 AM

If you’re stocking up on spices for all of those delicious Fall recipes, don’t forget to add saffron. Known as the ‘queen of all spices,’ saffron has a unique flavor that’s hard to forget -- perhaps that’s why authentic saffron is so hard to find. Fortunately, Keith Alaniz -- along with co-founders Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller -- brings saffron from the Middle East straight to your front door with Rumi Spice.

Entrepreneurs Do Everything: Chase Yeung Likes Danger and You Should Too

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/18/18 10:00 AM

Risk is a concept that many founders are familiar with, but at the end of the day -- even if their business fails -- they can still land on their feet. However, entrepreneurs like 7QUBES CEO Chase Yeung often look for additional thrills outside of their profession. In the first post of our Entrepreneurs Do Everything series, Chase Yeung talks about why she courts danger -- and why everyone should try it at least once.

What Does Hispanic Heritage Month Mean to You?

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/18/18 9:00 AM

From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the rich heritage, culture, and many contributions of Hispanic Americans. This year, we’re commemorating the month by highlighting three local Hispanic founders; Daniel Rendon of SUJO, Mia Velasquez of Commit, and Victor Abundis of Interpreter Tap. On this Hispanic Heritage Month, they reflect on culture, entrepreneurship, and community.

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