1871’s launches BLK•Tech in partnership with Verizon, an accelerator for Black entrepreneurs in the tech industry starting on February 2, 2021.
1871 Launches New Black Founder Accelerator
Posted by: 1871 on 1/20/21 9:34 AM
Food Foundry Accelerator Opens Applications for Cohort 3, Seeking Companies Fueling the Future of the Food Industry
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
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!
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
Guest Blog: In Times of Uncertainty, Lean on your Community
By: Terri Brax, CEO, Women Tech Founders
2020 Momentum Awards Finalists Revealed
Over 2OO Nominees Considered For 13th Annual Momentum Awards
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?
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Posted by: Nisha Katti on 3/25/20 11:54 AM