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The Future of Transit: Innovation, Opportunity, and Cross-Industry Collaboration

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Posted by: Betsy Ziegler on 9/6/18 2:25 PM

Today, technology is changing the way we do just about everything; the way we we work, the way we connect with each other, and of course, the way we get around. In this post, we'll look at how modern advancements are shaping the future of transportation and creating new opportunities for industries and innovators across the globe.

Tips from the Experts: How to Build a Digital Product

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Posted by: Kat Rokhlin on 8/21/18 9:42 AM

Building a digital product isn’t easy. That’s why we recruited the help of some experts to share their insights, tips, and know-how on the subject. At the second session of 1871’s Groundwork series -- a set of public workshops focusing on foundational topics for fledgling entrepreneurs -- Kate Samuels, Ryan Francis, and Zak Kates discussed different approaches for building a product as well as tips to minimize complications and boost success.

9 Ways to Drive Startup-Corporate Collaboration and Innovation: Part 2

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/14/18 9:00 AM

1871 recently held its Summer Corporate Innovation Summit. The summit, which brings together innovation leaders from both corporations and startups, offered a number of takeaways on how both parties can support each other in their mission to grow business and pioneer new ideas. In case you missed it, 1871's Xenia Mastropetrou and Lari Rutschmann have put together a two-part series highlighting some of the summit's key takeaways. Here's part two of the series. If you haven’t read part one just yet, you can find it right here.

5 Tips From a Young Team Member at a Rapidly-Growing Startup

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/13/18 9:00 AM

What's it like to be the youngest employee in a fast-growing startup? That's a question that Alexa Jackson, Marketing Manager at AE Marketing Group answers in today's guest post. Here are Jackson's five tips for young team members in today's startup world. 

The Startup’s Secret Weapon for Saving Time, Reducing Risk, and Retaining Talent

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/8/18 9:00 AM

As the old saying goes, 'how you spend your time is how you spend your life.' That certainly applies to entrepreneurship as well -- spend your time wisely and your business will flourish. In this guest post, Bob Cerone, CEO of Cognos HR, shares his tips on how you can make the most of your startup's most precious commodity

9 Ways to Drive Startup-Corporate Collaboration and Innovation: Part 1

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/7/18 10:34 AM

1871 recently held its Summer Corporate Innovation Summit. The summit, which brings together innovation leaders from both corporations and startups, offered a number of takeaways on how both parties can support each other in their mission to grow business and pioneer new ideas. In case you missed it, 1871's Xenia Mastropetrou and Lari Rutschmann have put together a two-part series highlighting some of the summit's key takeaways. Here's part one.

A Guide to Funding and Developing an EdTech Startup

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Posted by: 1871 on 7/26/18 9:00 AM

Investment in EdTech reached record highs in 2015, and it didn’t stop there. GeekWire revealed that in 2017 EdTech investments reached the $1.2 billion mark. And industry experts expect this to continue to grow in the coming years, as new innovations are released to the market. In this guest post, EdTech blogger Dana Anderson shares her thoughts on how startups in this industry can secure funding.

Branding Matters Now More Than Ever

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Posted by: 1871 on 7/10/18 2:40 PM

Building your brand can be a tricky task. Luckily, David Kelbaugh, Founder of Tacklebox Brand Partners, has put together a guest post on how companies of all shapes and sizes can build a successful and long-lasting brand.

We Can Do It! 4 Women Founders Share Their Advice on How to Thrive in a Male-Dominated Industry

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 6/27/18 9:12 AM

Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook, once said that, "in the future, there will be no female leaders -- there will just be leaders.” And while that day grows ever closer, it’s not quite here just yet. In the meantime, we’ve put together a list of practical advice, tips, and takeaways from four women trailblazers that we’re honored to have in our community.

How Chicagoland Universities are Closing the Gap Between Higher Education and Innovation

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/21/18 11:41 AM

Joshua York, a student who attends Trinity Christian College, participated in this year’s Campus 1871 event as a student entrepreneur. In this article, he shares the importance of university partnerships for students who aspire to build their own businesses and launch their own companies.

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