After careful deliberation, we’re proud to announce today the 5 founders who will be moving on to our finalist event!
We received over 80 applications from qualified and innovative leaders across the country, and we’d like to thank everyone who took the time to share their business pitch. We’re thrilled to announce the list of the 20 founders chosen to advance to the semi-finals of our Black Founder Pitch Competition!
Director of Marketing, 1871
1871 and Hub88 join forces to drive collective acceleration for early-stage founders, growth stage businesses, and corporate innovators across the Illinois region.
On March 5, 2021, we joined our partner Discover to welcome hundreds of professionals, business leaders, and allies to our annual International Women’s Day celebration! This year’s virtual format brought together attendees from around the world for a morning of workshops, networking, and incredible speakers. Together, we took the pledge to #ChooseToChallenge, our call to envision a better, more equitable future for women by improving ourselves, uplifting others, and joining as leaders for change.