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Teresa Cauvel and Sona Shah are Saving Newborns Around the World

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/3/18 9:00 AM

Globally, 2.7 million newborns die each year. It’s an unfortunate reality that is often more prevalent in developing regions and third world nations. To help combat the problem, Teresa Cauvel and Sona Shah launched Neopenda -- a medical device startup focused on emerging markets. Their first product is a device that monitors the vital signs of critically-ill newborns. In this post, they talk about where they came up with the idea for their company and why they’re working to improve medical outcomes in low-resource countries.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 10/2/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 10/2/18 10:47 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 October 2, 2018.

1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Announce Schedule and Itinerary for the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/2/18 9:00 AM

1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) are proud to host the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner. The dinner will celebrate emergent technologies, leaders, and opportunities that are demonstrating change and innovation. Furthermore, five awards will be presented for outstanding contribution and impact to the Chicago Tech and entrepreneur community.

1871 and ANA Explore Global Transit Innovations with Joint Speaking Event

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/1/18 10:10 AM

1871 and All Nippon Airways (ANA) -- Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, are holding a joint speaking event titled 'Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Transportation' to discuss rapid disruption and innovation in the transportation industry. The event will take place at 1871 on October 30th.  

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 9/26/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/26/18 10:42 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 September 26, 2018.

How Neurodiversity Can Drive Innovation in Chicago

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/26/18 9:00 AM

With nearly 2.5 million STEM job openings, it's no wonder that U.S. employers are looking harder than ever to find qualified applicants. One demographic that often gets overlooked is the neurodiverse community -- neurodiverse applicants are individuals who may be on the autism spectrum but are often highly qualified. In this guest post, Rocky Subramanian Midwest Managing Director, SAP North America, shares his thoughts on why it's important to companies should consider hiring neurodiverse applicants and look outside of traditional talent profiles.

Want to Keep Your Employees Happy? Build a Bonfyre

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/25/18 10:33 AM

It’s a tough time to be a founder. With employee turnover at the highest its been in the last 10 years, more and more executives are looking for new ways to keep their staff a happy and engaged. Fortunately, Jake Bernstein -- Senior Manager of Business Development at Bonfyre -- is helping businesses from all industries build better relationships with their teams.

The Evolution of Big Data Analytics

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/24/18 11:50 AM

In the ever-evolving world of big data, there is a constant stream of new data from various sources making leaps forward in the way humanity can identify trends. Whether it be analytics from financial data locating changes to the market, medical systems, through coordinated data identifying the outbreak of deadly diseases, or as simple as a social network detecting trends in conversation there is no denying that big data has changed the world forever. In this guest post, Taylor Welsh of AX Control provides insight on the evolution of big data analytics.

Our 1871 | Shivani Jain of Cubii

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/20/18 11:56 AM

For this week's Our 1871, we chat with Shivani Jain, Co-founder and Chief Marketing Officer at CubiiCubii is the original compact seated elliptical trainer for active sitting, helping users stay fit while they are at the office.

Are You Scaling Your Startup Too Quickly: 5 Key Warning Signs

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/20/18 9:00 AM

There's a myth in the startup community that says you need to scale fast. In today's guest post, Jock Purtle, Founder and CEO of Digital Exits, takes a look at why most startups yield greater benefits from steady growth rather than rapid expansion.

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