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The Startup’s Secret Weapon for Saving Time, Reducing Risk, and Retaining Talent

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/8/18 9:00 AM

As the old saying goes, 'how you spend your time is how you spend your life.' That certainly applies to entrepreneurship as well -- spend your time wisely and your business will flourish. In this guest post, Bob Cerone, CEO of Cognos HR, shares his tips on how you can make the most of your startup's most precious commodity

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 8/7/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/7/18 11:24 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 August 7, 2018.

9 Ways to Drive Startup-Corporate Collaboration and Innovation: Part 1

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/7/18 10:34 AM

1871 recently held its Summer Corporate Innovation Summit. The summit, which brings together innovation leaders from both corporations and startups, offered a number of takeaways on how both parties can support each other in their mission to grow business and pioneer new ideas. In case you missed it, 1871's Xenia Mastropetrou and Lari Rutschmann have put together a two-part series highlighting some of the summit's key takeaways. Here's part one.

Retailers Have Found Their Magic Genie with Geetha Natarajan’s WishYourPrice

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Posted by: Connor Nolan on 8/2/18 1:27 PM

For many people, shopping is therapy -- and just like a good therapist, the best retailers are the ones that truly understand their customers. Unfortunately, that doesn’t happen as often as most retailers or shoppers would like. Fortunately, Geetha Natarajan, CEO and Co-founder of WishYourPrice, is using her magic to help retailers step into the shoes of their consumers and get a feel for what they really want.

Our 1871 | Joel Pollick of Percent Pledge

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/1/18 3:36 PM

For this week's Our 1871, we chat with Joel Pollick, Founder of Percent Pledge. Percent Pledge helps you donate a small percentage of your paycheck to the causes you care most about and just this week announced new partnerships with SpotHero and Feeding America!

Groundwork: 1871 Launches Free Workshop Series for Chicago's Entrepreneurs

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 8/1/18 9:00 AM

Whether entrepreneurship is your main calling or just a side hustle, we understand how tough it can be to launch and run your own company. If you have a great business idea, but don’t know where to start, then make sure you check out Groundwork -- our free public workshop series that covers everything you need to know to start your own business.

VentureSCALE and 1871  Bring First Sales-Focused Accelerator to Chicago's Tech Ecosystem

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 7/31/18 10:15 AM

Through a partnership with VentureSCALE, the Midwest’s first and only sales and revenue focused accelerator will operate exclusively out of 1871.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 7/31/18

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 7/31/18 9:33 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 July 31, 2018.

Mia Velasquez Helps You and Your Friends Collect Money and Split Bills Without Splitting Hairs

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 7/30/18 9:27 AM

If you’ve ever fronted money for an event or been stuck with the group bill then you know how much it can hurt to pony up the extra cash for your friends or co-workers. And it’s not just your wallet that suffers; after all, no one wants to be taken advantage of or feel like they’ve been duped. It’s an issue that Mia Velasquez, Co-founder and CEO of Commit, is all too familiar with -- and one that she’s dedicated to solving.

Our 1871 | Davinder Kohli of XentStudios

Community, Our 1871
Posted by: 1871 on 7/26/18 9:46 AM

Our 1871 is a series of articles, photos, and videos introducing you to the amazing people who power our community. Simple 1871 fact -- the people make the place. Today we chat with Davinder Kohli, Founder of XentStudios, a startup that uses virtual reality to help kitchen and bath retailers showcase their products.

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