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Happy 4/20: Meet 3 Ganja-preneneurs Who Are Blazing New Trails

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/20/18 11:18 AM

It’s 4/20 and we know that you have some very, very important plans this evening. To get you in the mood for this hazy holiday, we’ve gone ahead and put together a list of three Cannatech companies that you kneed to know.

SexTech: Why Should I Pay Attention?

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/18/18 9:00 AM

Darren Mckeeman, Co-Founder of KinkBnB, a subscription based rental marketplace for adult play-spaces, shares his thoughts on the barriers and opportunities in the SexTech industry. KinkBnB is an 1871 member company. 

How Can The Blockchain Revolution Help You?

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/11/18 11:14 AM

Tiana Laurence, investor, founder, and author of Blockchain For Dummies, explains how blockchain technology can improve workflow and processes for entrepreneurs in a multitude of different industries and markets. 

The Road to a Multi-Million Dollar Company Part 3: The Ugly

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/9/18 12:41 PM

Do you ever wonder how companies starting from scratch become successful? 1871 member and CEO of Digital Authority Partners Codrin Arsene sheds light on the good, the bad, and the ugly of building a multi-million dollar business. Here's the third and final segment of this three-part blog series.

Closing the Gender Wage Gap Starts with Everyday Negotiating

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/9/18 8:30 AM

Guest contributor Mary Kay Devine is the Director of Community Initiatives at Women Employed, an advocacy organization that has been opening doors, breaking barriers, and creating fairer workplaces for women since 1973. Read on to learn her strategies on everyday negotiating for women in the workplace. 

Tom Alexander: What I Learned From Howard Tullman

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/6/18 4:50 PM

After serving Chicago's tech and business community for four years, Tom Alexander, COO of 1871, is moving on. In the second post of a two-part series, Alexander reflects on the some of the most important lessons that he's learned from working with Outgoing 1871 CEO, Howard A. Tullman.

Tom Alexander: What We've Learned at 1871

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/6/18 4:41 PM

After serving Chicago's tech and business community for four years, Tom Alexander, COO of 1871, is moving on. In the first of a two-part series, Alexander shares some of his most valuable lessons when it comes to passion, inclusion, teamwork, and more.

A Note From Betsy: Day One as 1871's New CEO

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Posted by: 1871 on 4/2/18 2:15 PM

It's official. Today is the day I start as the new CEO of 1871 and I could not be more excited. Howard and the team, with support from many, have created an amazing institution with unrivaled impact and it is an honor and privilege to lead its next phase. 

Off the Shelf: Badass Books from the Women of 1871

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 3/29/18 9:00 AM

With this year's Women's History Month coming to a close, we wanted to celebrate by highlighting some timeless books hand-picked by women from the 1871 community. From entrepreneurship to   empowerment, the pages in these must-read books are filled with knowledge, inspiration, and wisdom.

Calling All Men: Step Up And Have Her Back

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Posted by: 1871 on 3/28/18 11:18 AM

Tomer Yogev, Chief Synergist and Innovator Coach at TandemSpring, shares a look at the well-known gender gap in the startup community and offers some advice on what men can do to show their support. Read more to learn more about DyMynd Angels' new Got Her Back campaign and hear Yogev's thoughts on how men can help improve gender parity in the business and entrepreneurial community.

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