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1871 Launches New Black Founder Accelerator

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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

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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.  

Kauffman Policy Forum Recap

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Posted by: 1871 on 12/9/20 10:08 AM

On Tuesday, December 1st, 1871 hosted the final installment in a series of six policy forums supported by a grant from the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation. In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic and its economic impact on small businesses throughout the United States, we assembled a panel of leaders to discuss how federal and state policymakers can best support small business owners. Our panelists included:

1871's Tech Challenge Recap + Winners!

Posted by: 1871 on 10/20/20 11:05 AM

Friday, October 16th marked the success of the 11th Annual Tech Challenge event! This year was particularly exciting being the first Tech Challenge held by 1871 since the merger with ITA, and our first time putting on Tech Challenge virtually.

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

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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


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! 

Celebrating 12 Months of Milestones

Posted by: Nisha Katti on 5/8/20 4:17 PM

To close out our 8th birthday week, let’s look back on what’s been happening at 1871 over the last 12 months! In short, we’ve created valuable partnerships, won awards, expanded the diversity of our membership, and are now directly supporting in the fight against COVID-19.

Won’t you take a walk down memory lane with us?

Contribute a Guest Blog

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Posted by: Nisha Katti on 3/25/20 11:54 AM

During this time of change, we’re looking to bolster the ways the 1871 community is adjusting and engaging one another as founders, members, and partners. To support these goals, we are looking for experts to share their expertise via guest blog post submissions!

Read the 1871 Blog for news about the Chicago technology and entrepreneurship community, as well as helpful tips, guides, and insights into the startup and investment world.

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