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Aon Named Corporate Champion at The 13th Annual Momentum Awards

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Posted by: Nisha Katti on 8/24/20 9:48 AM

1871 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center to recognize Aon’s contributions to the technology community.

Thank You to Our 100+ Judges

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/19/20 2:33 PM

 

Guest Blog: In Times of Uncertainty, Lean on your Community

1871, Women
Posted by: 1871 on 8/19/20 9:40 AM

By: Terri Brax, CEO, Women Tech Founders

2020 Momentum Awards Finalists Revealed

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/18/20 8:49 AM

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Over 2OO Nominees Considered For 13th Annual Momentum Awards

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Posted by: Abbey Kwiat on 8/14/20 3:57 PM

1871 and The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) will be hosting The 13th Annual Momentum Awards on October 1st, 2020! 

Guest Blog: 8 Entrepreneurial Must-Reads NOT About Business

Guest Author: Scott Fenstermaker

Good founders constantly seek to improve their technical and business skills. But they also work 15-hour days, after which it is tedious to try and force oneself to consume even more tactical business content. I know that I find it nearly impossible to keep reading about business techniques during my precious few hours of downtime. I crave respite. 

Interview: ConnectCareHero Enhances Platform to Fight COVID-19

 

 

As a social activities management platform for senior living and homecare teams, ConnectCareHero has always centered around the safety and fulfillment of the elder population and thus they have been deeply connected to the fight against COVID-19 since the start.

When the pandemic hit, they jumped into action to modify their existing technology to better meet the changing needs of clients and the elder care community at large. We spoke with ConnectCareHero founders Osvaldo Montelongo and Tornu Ngwayah recently to discuss their team’s hard work.

Guest Blog: Do You Need a Solutions Architect?

Guest Author: Keanan Koppenhaver

Startups like to use trendy job titles such as Content King and Growth Wizard to create a fun company culture and communicate to the outside world that they’re a certifiably “cool” place to work. These titles, however, are often not very descriptive of the role itself.

A job title that sounds similarly trendy on the surface, but more accurately describes a crucial part of a company’s growth and function is the “Solutions Architect”. A Solutions Architect helps take new products from idea to implementation, fix existing problems in the most efficient way possible, and generally makes sure that the business and technical sides of a company understand each other.

Latinx Incubator Welcomes 24 Diverse Tech Start-Ups

On June 18th, IHCC and 1871 launched Cohort 7 of the Latinx Incubator.

The Latinx Incubator is a first-of-its-kind partnership between the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) and 1871 with the mission of growing the pipeline of Latinx and underrepresented entrepreneurs participating in and contributing to the Chicago tech and innovation economy.

Guest Blog: Build A Successful Career By Never Settling

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 7/22/20 12:33 PM

Guest Author: Terri Brax, CEO, Women Tech Founders

Valarie King-Bailey is CEO of OnShore Technology Group, an independent validation and verification consultancy. Under Valarie’s leadership, the company has become one of the leading independent validation and verification firms in Chicago and beyond.

King-Bailey recently spoke with Women Tech Founders to share how she's built a career in tech and why it’s important to constantly seek opportunities to innovate, find one thing to do really well, and never stop learning.

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