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1871 and Charles Schwab to Commemorate International Women's Day with ‘Balance for Better’ Event

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/20/19 5:44 PM

We're excited to join Charles Schwab, one of the nation's most prestigious brokerage firms, to celebrate women in the workforce with this year's International Women's Day event. Featuring this year's theme of 'Balance for Better,' we'll celebrate the day with a maker’s fair, free workshops, a panel discussion, a feature presentation, and a fireside chat.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 2/20/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/20/19 11:27 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of February 20, 2019.

Solve Your Charity Challenges and Make Giving a Habit with Joel Pollick’s Percent Pledge

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/20/19 10:33 AM

“Where do I even start? How do I research charities? Who’s actually doing great work? Once I do give, where’s the money really going? If I’m not rich, can I even make an impact?" These are a just a few of the questions that pop when young professionals think about giving. To answer these, Joel Pollick, Founder and CEO of Percent Pledge, has made it his mission to empower every young professional to become a philanthropist and easily make giving a habit. In this post, Pollick discusses the importance of simplicity, transparency, and even fear.

6 Reasons Why Startups Need Great Execution More Than Great Ideas

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/14/19 9:19 AM

Most entrepreneurs begin with the idea that their startup is bound to create ripples in the market. They may have a strong investor and an empowered team. They are focused on the big picture. They have all the ingredients that could lead to a successful startup. Despite being well prepared, there are only a few businesses that manage to see another year of existence. Some businesses fail while some don’t. In this article, Taylor Ryan, CMO at Valuer.ai, takes a look at why execution -- and not ideas -- can make all the difference. 

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 2/12/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/12/19 4:04 PM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of February 12, 2019.

For Youth Focused Start-ups, Embedding Youth Into Your Culture is a Win/Win.

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/7/19 12:17 PM

If you are building a youth-centric company, engaging the youth into the work process is an all-around solid move. Montana Butsch, Founder and CEO of Spotivity has put together a guest post on how companies can build a better product by strategically engaging the very audience they look to serve.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 2/5/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 2/6/19 9:50 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of February 5, 2019.

For Taxi and Rideshare Drivers, CabDash Guarantees Faster Fares

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 2/6/19 9:33 AM

The current taxi and rideshare market is competitive to say the least. That’s why brothers Joe and Jeff Talamantez built Cab Dash, an app that helps rideshare and taxi drivers locate their next fare quicker. In this post, they’ll talk about why cab and rideshare drivers always feel the need for speed, conviction, and the importance of good mentorship.

Carl Hirschman Brings Family Care into the 21st Century with CareTree

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/30/19 9:00 AM

Most families don’t see themselves as caregivers. They’re just a son or daughter doing their duty as a child or grandchild. The caregiving journey is often just as life-changing as having a new baby, but they don’t get 9 months to prepare.  It happens in an instant: with a fall, a hospitalization, or a new diagnosis. This leaves families scrambling and stressed, often for years. Fortunately, Carl Hirschman, Founder and CEO of CareTree, a caregiving software, is bringing peace of mind to families and the caregiving industry into the 21st century.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 1/29/19

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Posted by: 1871 on 1/29/19 3:59 PM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of January 29, 2019.

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