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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. 

#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.

Guest Blog: Build A Successful Career By Never Settling

Posted by: 1871 on 7/22/20 12:33 PM

Guest Author: Terri Brax, CEO, Women Tech Founders

Valarie King-Bailey is CEO of OnShore Technology Group, an independent validation and verification consultancy. Under Valarie’s leadership, the company has become one of the leading independent validation and verification firms in Chicago and beyond.

King-Bailey recently spoke with Women Tech Founders to share how she's built a career in tech and why it’s important to constantly seek opportunities to innovate, find one thing to do really well, and never stop learning.

Guest Blog: Yet Another Side Hustle

Posted by: 1871 on 6/17/20 2:29 PM

Guest Author: Dan Giaime, Chief Marketing Officer at Delight Rewards

Hi, I'm Dan.

I used to work at Microsoft and Facebook, and now I work on my own startup. Even now, I constantly find myself thinking I need other ways to make money, and have to curb those thoughts. Today, I hope to share a perspective I've found helpful in the past that could help stop you from YASH (Yet Another Side Hustle).

A Letter to Our Community from 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler

Posted by: Betsy Ziegler on 6/3/20 11:00 AM

Dear 1871 community, 

I’m reaching out to you today not just from my position as a CEO in the Chicago tech community, but also as a leader of a team who is distraught and fearful, and as a mom of a 7-year-old son who does not yet have the context or the experience or the language to understand why so many people are hurting.

Guest Blog: How to Tell Your Story With Video

Posted by: 1871 on 5/20/20 5:23 PM

Guest Author: Lisa Weiss, CEO, Storybeat Studio

If you’re among the hundreds of millions participating in Zoom or other video conference calls while working from home, video is likely a large part of your day. Despite so-called “Zoom fatigue,” more than 25% of the tech sector now wants permanent remote work, and that means more video calls and content in the future.

Entrepreneurs have an opportunity to elevate the quality of their video content while sharing their areas of expertise with a more engaged audience. This blog primarily focuses on inspiring entrepreneurs to create original video content on their own at home, but some of these tips and insights will also help improve the quality and composition of your video conference calls.

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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