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Rumi Spice Delivers Afghan Saffron Directly to Your Neighborhood

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/19/18 9:00 AM

If you’re stocking up on spices for all of those delicious Fall recipes, don’t forget to add saffron. Known as the ‘queen of all spices,’ saffron has a unique flavor that’s hard to forget -- perhaps that’s why authentic saffron is so hard to find. Fortunately, Keith Alaniz -- along with co-founders Kimberly Jung and Emily Miller -- brings saffron from the Middle East straight to your front door with Rumi Spice.

Entrepreneurs Do Everything: Chase Yeung Likes Danger and You Should Too

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/18/18 10:00 AM

Risk is a concept that many founders are familiar with, but at the end of the day -- even if their business fails -- they can still land on their feet. However, entrepreneurs like 7QUBES CEO Chase Yeung often look for additional thrills outside of their profession. In the first post of our Entrepreneurs Do Everything series, Chase Yeung talks about why she courts danger -- and why everyone should try it at least once.

What Does Hispanic Heritage Month Mean to You?

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/18/18 9:00 AM

From September 15 to October 15, we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month by recognizing the rich heritage, culture, and many contributions of Hispanic Americans. This year, we’re commemorating the month by highlighting three local Hispanic founders; Daniel Rendon of SUJO, Mia Velasquez of Commit, and Victor Abundis of Interpreter Tap. On this Hispanic Heritage Month, they reflect on culture, entrepreneurship, and community.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 9/18/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/18/18 8:21 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of September 18, 2018.

Our 1871 | Rochelle Gorey of SpringFour

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/13/18 1:59 PM

For this week's Our 1871, we chat with WiSTEM alum Rochelle Gorey, Founder SpringFour.  SpringFour brings your financial health to life by connecting customers & employees to best in class local resources, tools and financial products. 

Be Your Own Bartender with Josh Goodman’s PourMyBeer

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/12/18 9:00 AM

The DMV, amusement parks, and your local bar -- the perfect trifecta of long lines that are sure to provide you with endless hours of boredom and frustration. In fact, there’s an app where you can hire someone to wait in line for you, but then, why not eliminate the wait altogether? That’s what Josh Goodman is doing with his company, PourMyBeer. If you’re sick of waiting for the bartender to come back with your drink, you’re in luck -- now you can do it yourself.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 9/11/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/11/18 9:00 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of September 11, 2018.

1871 Jobs Roundup: Week of 9/5/18

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Posted by: 1871 on 9/5/18 11:07 AM

JOBS! Every week, we highlight a number of open jobs for our member companies. If you're looking for an exciting career in the tech industry or an opportunity to work alongside Chicago's best and brightest, then you've come to the right place. Here are the job openings for the week of September 5, 2018.

Lorne Rodriguez Brings Immersive Technology to the Masses with Reality Bytes

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/5/18 9:00 AM

AR, VR, MR, XR -- these are just four of many confusing acronyms in the immersive tech space. With so many different moving parts, it’s no wonder that many of us don’t understand the ins-and-outs of this industry; fortunately, Lorne Rodriguez, the Co-founder and Co-CEO of Reality Bytes, is bringing much-needed education to this frontier technology.

Our 1871 | Ari Krzyzek, Chykalophia

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/30/18 12:13 PM

For this week's Our 1871, we chat with 1871 mentor Ari Krzyzek, Co-Owner of digital design company ChykalophiaChykalophia helps companies build beautiful, effective brands online and off.

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