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Hema Trukenbrod Bridges the Gap between Parents and Specialists with PediaSource

Community
Posted by: Connor Nolan on 6/13/18 9:17 AM

Parents with struggling children often sink a tremendous amount of time searching for reliable support for their kids. Fortunately, Hema Trukenbrod, Founder and CEO of PediaSource, is increasing accessibility to the right specialists. In this interview, she talks about following her passion, the need for parent-employee engagement, and why giving is the best entrepreneurial strategy that no one’s talking about.

The Great Game: For Angel Investors, Attitude is Everything

Insights
Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/13/18 9:00 AM

Welcome to part two of ‘The Great Game,’ our monthly series where we share practical tips and advice from seasoned investors on startup funding. In the first part of our series, we spoke with Troy Henikoff of MATH Venture Partners about how founders can raise venture capital. In this interview, Tony Wilkins, a mentor at the Junto Institute for Entrepreneurial Leadership, provides insight on why attitude is everything when you’re raising money from angel investors.

1871 Heads to the Third Grade!

News
Posted by: 1871 on 6/12/18 1:24 PM

Recently, 1871 had the pleasure of speaking with a group of entrepreneurial third graders at Lincoln Elementary School in River Forest, Illinois. The conversation, captured in a podcast, features a Q&A session between Mrs. Karrin Burns’ third grade class and 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 6/12/18

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 6/12/18 8:30 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 June 12, 2018.

1871 Commemorates Initial AMP Cohort with Robust Showcase

Events
Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/11/18 5:00 PM

Last week, local investors, corporations, and industry leaders came together at Cushman & Wakefield's Chicago office to celebrate 1871's inaugural Advanced Member Program (AMP) cohort. During the showcase, 11 seasoned entrepreneurs brought together six months of extensive training and mentorship to pitch their business ideas. In case you missed it, we've captured all of the highlights right here.  

Our 1871 | Brian Walker of AE Marketing Group

Community, Our 1871
Posted by: 1871 on 6/6/18 11:20 PM

Simple 1871 fact -- the people make the place. Today we chat with Brian Walker, Founder of AE Marketing Group, about his "Aha!" moment, creating a powerhouse community of C-suites, and how he deals with tough times.

Work Got You Down? Let Nicole Wood’s Ama La Vida Transform Your Career -- and Your Life

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/6/18 2:50 PM

“I want to spend my life doing something I’m not passionate about,” said nobody ever. That’s why Nicole Wood, CEO and Co-founder of Ama La Vida, has created a service to help professionals find careers that align with their goals and, at the same time, offer a deep sense of personal fulfillment. In this interview, she talks about why we need to get back in touch with the one thing that many of us have lost sight of -- ourselves.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 6/5/18

Community
Posted by: 1871 on 6/5/18 10:24 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 June 5, 2018.

True Grit: Immigrant Founders Share Stories of Courage, Terror, and Strength

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/5/18 9:49 AM

June is Immigrant Heritage Month and we're celebrating by sharing the stories of immigrant entrepreneurs from our community. There’s no doubt that entrepreneurship is a journey, but for many who came to the United States from abroad, it’s been nothing short of an adventure. Here are their stories.  

Lisa Souter’s Sparkl Brings the Car Wash to Your Front Door

Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/4/18 9:00 AM

It’s summertime and that means a car wash is in order; unfortunately, that also means long hours in the summer heat cleaning dirt off your door or waiting in line at the car wash. But for those of us who are protective of our time, Lisa Souter has found a solution with her company, Sparkl -- an on-demand service that brings the car wash to you.

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