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Here’s to You, Lakshmi Shenoy

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/18/18 12:38 PM

We are excited to announce that 1871’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development,  Lakshmi Shenoy, is the new leader of the new Tampa Bay innovation hub.

1871 Announces Partnership with National Association of Women Business Owners Chicago

Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 1/15/18 10:44 AM

1871 announced today a new partnership with the Chicago chapter of the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), which will include an exchange of resources and event opportunities in order to better serve women entrepreneurs from both communities. NAWBO represents the collective voice of over 10.1 million women-owned businesses in the U.S. and seeks to advance the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries.

1871 Selected To Help Form First-Ever Kauffman Entrepreneurs' Policy Network 

Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/11/18 1:01 PM

Selected as one of six entrepreneurial support organizations nationwide, 1871 will a receive a grant from the Kauffman Foundation to serve as a policy advocate for entrepreneurs.

1871 And The Illinois Hispanic Chamber Of Commerce Announce Third Cohort Of Joint Hispanic Technology Incubator

Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/10/18 1:18 PM

1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) announced today the 14 businesses that will make up the third cohort of the 1871/IHCC Hispanic Technology Incubator, a joint program focused on fostering opportunities for Hispanic-owned technology companies. 

1871 Partners with Member Company PopScholar to Expand Student Offerings and Rewards

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 1/8/18 9:35 AM

1871 announced today its partnership with 1871 member company PopScholar, an online student support system that allows students to set goals, post accomplishments, and earn rewards. PopScholar encourages students to set goals in five ‘Straight A’ categories: Academics, Activities, Altruism, Art, and Athletics.

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. 

The 10 Best Holiday Gift Ideas You Might Not Have Heard Of

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 12/20/17 12:06 PM

Here at 1871, we want to share the holiday cheer by highlighting 10 members of our community that make gifts a bit outside the box. If you haven't bought presents for your friends or family just yet -- or if you’re simply sick of sending the same old sweaters every year -- you 'll want to check out what these companies have to offer.

1871 Joins Apple's "Everyone Can Code" Initiative

Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 12/12/17 9:05 AM

1871 announced today its participation in Everyone Can Code (ECC), a coding education initiative that brings together Chicago Public Schools, City Colleges of Chicago, One Summer Chicago, the Mayor’s Office, and a number of Chicagoland businesses and nonprofits. The initiative aims to make coding and technology careers more accessible to students from all backgrounds.

New 401k Offering for 1871 Members, Powered by Mesirow Financial and Transamerica Retirement Solutions

Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 12/11/17 10:16 AM

1871 joined Transamerica Retirement Solutions and Mesirow Financial to announce a new retirement plan benefit that will soon be available to all 1871 companies and alumni members. The new offering will allow smaller teams and startup companies access to retirement benefits, which is powered by Pinnacle Financial Services, Inc. 

Trinity Christian College Joins 1871 as a Higher Education Partner

Posted by: Vanessa Yeh on 11/29/17 10:18 AM

1871 announced today that Trinity Christian College will kick off an associate membership at 1871, which includes access to shared co-working space, conference rooms, and certain events, as well as the opportunity for students to participate in Campus 1871, a weekend-long event that brings together approximately 300 students from 1871’s university partners.

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