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How Can The Blockchain Revolution Help You?

Insights, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/11/18 11:14 AM

Tiana Laurence, investor, founder, and author of Blockchain For Dummies, explains how blockchain technology can improve workflow and processes for entrepreneurs in a multitude of different industries and markets. 

All for One: EX3 Labs, Alight Solutions, and 1871 Bring Immersive Learning Tech to Walter H. Dyett High School

Events, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/10/18 1:21 PM

On April 9, students at Walter H. Dyett High School were smiling ear-to-ear as they donned virtual reality headsets and dove into new worlds and educational experiences. Brought together by a common cause, 1871 and Alight Solutions partnered with 1871 member company EX3 Labs in its mission to donate and equip South Side schools such as Dyett with state-of-the-art technology. 

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 4/10/18

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/10/18 9:00 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 April 10, 2018.

The Road to a Multi-Million Dollar Company Part 3: The Ugly

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/9/18 12:41 PM

Do you ever wonder how companies starting from scratch become successful? 1871 member and CEO of Digital Authority Partners Codrin Arsene sheds light on the good, the bad, and the ugly of building a multi-million dollar business. Here's the third and final segment of this three-part blog series.

Closing the Gender Wage Gap Starts with Everyday Negotiating

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/9/18 8:30 AM

Guest contributor Mary Kay Devine is the Director of Community Initiatives at Women Employed, an advocacy organization that has been opening doors, breaking barriers, and creating fairer workplaces for women since 1973. Read on to learn her strategies on everyday negotiating for women in the workplace. 

Tom Alexander: What I Learned From Howard Tullman

Insights, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/6/18 4:50 PM

After serving Chicago's tech and business community for four years, Tom Alexander, COO of 1871, is moving on. In the second post of a two-part series, Alexander reflects on the some of the most important lessons that he's learned from working with Outgoing 1871 CEO, Howard A. Tullman.

Tom Alexander: What We've Learned at 1871

Insights, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/6/18 4:41 PM

After serving Chicago's tech and business community for four years, Tom Alexander, COO of 1871, is moving on. In the first of a two-part series, Alexander shares some of his most valuable lessons when it comes to passion, inclusion, teamwork, and more.

"Find your 'thing' and pursue the hell out of it. Don't waste time with things you don't love or don't enjoy." - David Kelbaugh

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/6/18 2:43 PM

David Kelbaugh is the Founder of Tacklebox Brand Partners , which helps companies improve their brand strategy with qualitative and quantitative research, brand positioning, brand identity including logo design and naming, brand guidelines development, turnkey web site development, and media and influencer outreach.

Community Celebrates Cohort 3 of the Hispanic Technology Incubator with Powerful Showcase 

Events, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 4/6/18 9:39 AM

Last night, 14 Latinx entrepreneurs presented their businesses in front of a packed room at 1871. After 12 weeks of hard work, each entrepreneur celebrated their graduation from the Hispanic Technology Incubator as three of our core values -- innovation, inclusion, and economic growth -- intersected to create an evening full of unforgettable moments and ideas. 

Why The (Call) Center Won't Hold

Our increasingly decentralized economy will usher in vast changes for some industries. The bad news is that millions of jobs are at stake. Don't blame technology for all these seismic shifts. It's us, too.

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