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Announcing the Black Founder Pitch Competition Semi-Finalists!

News, 1871, Black Founder Pitch Competition
Posted by: 1871 on 4/13/21 1:06 PM

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

Press Release: 1871 to Acquire hub88, Tech Innovation Center in Chicago’s Western Suburb

News, Community, 1871
Posted by: 1871 on 4/6/21 12:00 PM


J Blaszczykiewicz
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. 

We’re Looking for Summer Interns!

News, 1871, Internship
Posted by: 1871 on 3/23/21 9:21 AM

Are you looking to gain experience and build your resume while diving head first into the Chicago startup scene? Then you’ve come to the right place! 

#ChooseToChallenge: International Women’s Day 2021 Recap

Events, Community, 1871, IWD
Posted by: 1871 on 3/22/21 12:10 PM

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.

Applications Open for WMN•FINtech, Women’s Fintech Industry Program from BMO Harris Bank and 1871

News, Community, 1871
Posted by: 1871 on 3/22/21 9:00 AM

Women-led fintech startups from across the U.S. can apply through April 19

619 Launch Party Recap

Community, 1871, 619
Posted by: 1871 on 3/5/21 2:48 PM


Founding Moments: Keith Gordon of We Love Code & 1871’s Black Founder Directory

Community, 1871, Members
Posted by: 1871 on 2/18/21 10:00 AM


Press Release: 1871 and Catapult Join Forces to Drive Collective Acceleration for Experienced, Early stage Founders

News, Community, 1871
Posted by: 1871 on 2/17/21 12:00 PM

1871 and Catapult join forces to drive collective acceleration for experienced, early stage founders.

1871 Launches New Black Founder Accelerator

1871, membership
Posted by: 1871 on 1/20/21 9:34 AM

1871’s launches BLK•Tech in partnership with Verizon, an accelerator for Black entrepreneurs in the tech industry starting on February 2, 2021. 

Food Foundry Accelerator Opens Applications for Cohort 3, Seeking Companies Fueling the Future of the Food Industry

1871, Food Foundry
Posted by: 1871 on 1/5/21 8:00 AM

CHICAGO (January 5, 2021) -- Relish Works, in partnership with Gordon Food Service and 1871, are kicking off their third cohort of Food Foundry, a growth accelerator for companies building the future of the food industry, in May 2021. Applications are now open.  

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