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ChiBuys | Nikkita Randle on Turning Her Passion Into a Profession

Events, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 1/23/18 10:00 AM

We’re gearing up for the ChiBuys Winter Tasting and thought we'd interview participating vendors to hear their stories and preview their delicious dishes. Our ChiBuys program supports minority and women-owned food vendors in the Chicagoland area and reflects 1871’s wider efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the community. Today, we chat with Nikkita Randle, Founder of Twisted Eggroll, about how she turned her passion for cooking and entrepreneurship into a popular (and very delicious) business.

Innovating within Corporations: Key Takeaways Part 3

Events, Insights
Posted by: Eddie Tao on 1/19/18 9:15 AM

Constant innovation is the name of the game, but how can this be accomplished within large enterprises? Over the course of three blog posts, we'll share key takeaways from 1871's recent Corporate Innovation Summit which was based on one of 1871 CEO Howard Tullman's favorite Truisms: "People don’t change when they see the light; they change when they feel the heat”.

ChiBuys | Gayle Voss on Community, Commitment, and The Value of Hard Work

Events, Community
Posted by: 1871 on 1/16/18 10:00 AM

We’re gearing up for the ChiBuys Winter Tasting and thought we'd interview participating vendors to hear their stories and preview their delicious dishes. Our ChiBuys program supports minority and women-owned food vendors in the Chicagoland area and reflects 1871’s wider efforts to promote greater diversity and inclusion in the community. Today, we chat with Gayle Voss, Founder of Gayle’s Best Ever Grilled Cheese about the importance of perseverance, community, and commitment.

1871 Announces 5th Annual Campus 1871 for Spring 2018

News, Events
Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/4/18 1:47 PM

Applications are now open for Campus 1871 2018, a weekend-long event held once a year between 1871 and its major university partners: Northwestern University, Illinois Institute of Technology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Illinois at Chicago, University of Illinois Springfield, DePaul University, Loyola University Chicago, University of Chicago and, for the first time, Trinity Christian College. 

Innovating within Corporations: Key Takeaways Part 2

Events, Insights
Posted by: Eddie Tao on 12/15/17 11:42 AM

Constant innovation is the name of the game, but how can this be accomplished within large enterprises? Over the course of three blog posts, we'll share key takeaways from 1871's recent Corporate Innovation Summit which was based on one of 1871 CEO Howard Tullman's favorite truisms: "People don’t change when they see the light; they change when they feel the heat.” Read on for Part 2 of 3. 

Challenges, Triumphs, and Good Advice: Looking Back at 1871's "Today at Apple" Event Series

Events, Insights, Community
Posted by: Kat Rokhlin on 12/14/17 9:33 AM

Last month, Nirav Amin stood in front of a packed room at the new Apple Michigan Avenue.  “How many of you are entrepreneurs or working on your own business idea?” he asked the crowd. More than half of the room raised their hands. Some had attended each event in the four-part “Accelerate Your Startup Idea” series aimed at educating, guiding, and supporting the Chicago community in pursuit of their entrepreneurial passions, and had finally arrived at this culminating session where they would soon have the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges.

Former U.S. CTO Megan Smith Talks Tech Jobs at 1871

Events, Community
Posted by: Kat Rokhlin on 11/9/17 1:11 PM

On October 30, 1871 hosted the Tech Jobs Tour, a forum which helps diverse, non-traditional talent find jobs in the technology space. The national tour features top tech experts who are women, people of color, LGBTQ, veterans and people with disabilities. Megan Smith, former CTO of the United States and CEO of shift7, gave the keynote speech and stopped by 1871 earlier in the day to meet with women entrepreneurs in the space.

Innovating within Corporations: Key Takeaways Part 1

Events, Insights
Posted by: Eddie Tao on 11/7/17 4:36 PM

Constant innovation is the name of the game, but how can this accomplished within large enterprises? Over the course of three posts, we'll share key takeaways from 1871's recent Corporate Innovation Summit which was based on one of 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman's favorite truisms: "People don’t change when they see the light; they change when they feel the heat.”

Chicago Tech Community Celebrates the Power of 10X Thinking at the 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

News, Events, Community
Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/6/17 10:16 AM

Last Thursday evening November 2, more than 1000 of the Chicago tech and entrepreneurial community's best and brightest gathered together to celebrate the landmark 10th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner, hosted by 1871 and Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC). The evening culminated in the presentation of six awards to deserving leaders and companies that have made major contributions to the city’s tech ecosystem.  

Passion and Purpose: Takeaways From the Founders of Werk and Havenly

Events, Insights
Posted by: Emily Santos on 11/3/17 1:57 PM

1871 recently hosted Anna Auerbach, Founder and Co-CEO of Werk, and Lee Mayer, Founder and CEO of Havenly, for an intimate fireside chat at 1871 about their entrepreneurial journeys. Through the conversation, Anna and Lee showed us that with perseverance and dedication towards one's passion, you can succeed. What passion do you have that drives you to make a difference?

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