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ChiBuys | Nikkita Randle on Turning Her Passion Into a Profession

Events, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 1/23/18 10:00 AM

We’re gearing up for the ChiBuys Winter Tasting and thought we'd interview participating vendors to hear their stories and preview their delicious dishes. Our ChiBuys program supports minority and women-owned food vendors in the Chicagoland area and reflects 1871’s wider efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the community. Today, we chat with Nikkita Randle, Founder of Twisted Eggroll, about how she turned her passion for cooking and entrepreneurship into a popular (and very delicious) business.

Hunting For a New Apartment? Let Rachel Struna’s AptAmigo be Your Best Friend

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/23/18 9:00 AM

Rachel Struna, COO of AptAmigo, shares her thoughts on entrepreneurship, trust, and how your next apartment hunt could be a whole lot easier than your last one.

Innovating within Corporations: Key Takeaways Part 3

Events, Insights
Posted by: Eddie Tao on 1/19/18 9:15 AM

Constant innovation is the name of the game, but how can this be accomplished within large enterprises? Over the course of three blog posts, we'll share key takeaways from 1871's recent Corporate Innovation Summit which was based on one of 1871 CEO Howard Tullman's favorite Truisms: "People don’t change when they see the light; they change when they feel the heat”.

Here’s to You, Lakshmi Shenoy

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/18/18 12:38 PM

We are excited to announce that 1871’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development,  Lakshmi Shenoy, is the new leader of the new Tampa Bay innovation hub.

"The best things in life often happen when you are feeling excited and terrified at the same time." - Amy Rosenow

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 1/17/18 9:00 AM

With a network of more than 600 professionals from every industry, the mentor program is the crown jewel of 1871. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes. This week, we say hello to Amy Rosenow, the CEO and Co-founder of Jugl.

The 'Jugl' is Real: Amy Rosenow's Tech Solution for Working Parents

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/16/18 10:48 AM

Jugl CEO and Co-founder Amy Rosenow is on a mission to make things easier for working parents and bring back the ‘life’ in ‘work-life balance.’

ChiBuys | Gayle Voss on Community, Commitment, and The Value of Hard Work

Events, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 1/16/18 10:00 AM

We’re gearing up for the ChiBuys Winter Tasting and thought we'd interview participating vendors to hear their stories and preview their delicious dishes. Our ChiBuys program supports minority and women-owned food vendors in the Chicagoland area and reflects 1871’s wider efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the community. Today, we chat with Gayle Voss, Founder of Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese about the importance of perseverance, community, and commitment.

1871 Announces Partnership with National Association of Women Business Owners Chicago

News
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 1/15/18 10:44 AM

1871 announced today a new partnership with the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), which will include an exchange of resources and event opportunities in order to better serve women entrepreneurs from both communities. NAWBO represents the collective voice of over 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. and seeks to advance the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.

1871 Gives | Meet Veronica and Alex

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 1/15/18 9:30 AM

As a community that believes in paying it forward, 1871 allocates a cash allotment for each team member to donate to a charity of their choice as a part of their employee benefits. Here on the blog, we'll be highlighting the stories behind our team's giving. This week, meet Veronica Rodriguez and Alex Morey.

1871 Selected To Help Form First-Ever Kauffman Entrepreneurs' Policy Network 

News
Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/11/18 1:01 PM

Selected as one of six entrepreneurial support organizations nationwide, 1871 will a receive a grant from the Kauffman Foundation to serve as a policy advocate for entrepreneurs.

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