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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.

Be Your Own Bartender with Josh Goodman’s PourMyBeer

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/12/18 9:00 AM

The DMV, amusement parks, and your local bar -- the perfect trifecta of long lines that are sure to provide you with endless hours of boredom and frustration. In fact, there’s an app where you can hire someone to wait in line for you, but then, why not eliminate the wait altogether? That’s what Josh Goodman is doing with his company, PourMyBeer. If you’re sick of waiting for the bartender to come back with your drink, you’re in luck -- now you can do it yourself.

1871 Announces 10 Companies Joining Fall WiSTEM Cohort

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/11/18 9:35 AM

1871's eighth WiSTEM cohort will features 10 women-led businesses. To date, the 12-week program has graduated 88 companies and created more than 250 jobs. 

1871 and the IHCC Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with Celebrando La Innovación Event Series

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/5/18 10:45 AM

1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), the Midwest’s largest Hispanic entrepreneur community, join forces to hold a five-part event series to celebrate, connect, and empower Hispanic entrepreneurs. 

Lorne Rodriguez Brings Immersive Technology to the Masses with Reality Bytes

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/5/18 9:00 AM

AR, VR, MR, XR -- these are just four of many confusing acronyms in the immersive tech space. With so many different moving parts, it’s no wonder that many of us don’t understand the ins-and-outs of this industry; fortunately, Lorne Rodriguez, the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Reality Bytes, is bringing much-needed education to this frontier technology.

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