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1871 Heads to the Third Grade!

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Posted by: 1871 on 6/12/18 1:24 PM

Recently, 1871 had the pleasure of speaking with a group of entrepreneurial third graders at Lincoln Elementary School in River Forest, Illinois. The conversation, captured in a podcast, features a Q&A session between Mrs. Karrin Burns’ third grade class and 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler.

1871 Releases 2017 Annual Report

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Posted by: 1871 on 5/18/18 9:25 AM

1871 announced Friday the release of its 2017 Annual ReportThe Annual Report — which is full of stories and statistics — illustrates the ways in which 1871 expanded opportunities for Chicago's entrepreneurial community in calendar year 2017. 

MillerCoors Renews 1871 Sponsorship and Will Serve as Strategic Partner for Diversity Initiatives

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/19/18 1:34 PM

1871 is proud to announce a renewal of its long-standing partnership with MillerCoors, a leading brewery company headquartered right here in Chicago. This collaboration will provide support for 1871's veteran, minority, and women entrepreneurs.

1871 and the Exclusive Professional Women's Networking Group Amplify Offerings with Strategic Partnership

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/18/18 1:44 PM

1871 is excited to announce a new partnership with the Exclusive Professional Women’s Networking Group (EPWNG), a member network of professional women in the Chicagoland area. The partnership will expand resources for professional women within 1871's community.

1871 Announces 12 Companies Joining Spring WiSTEM Cohort

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/17/18 12:35 PM

1871 is excited to announce the 12 incoming companies that will make up the seventh cohort of WiSTEM, an accelerator program that connects women entrepreneurs to capital, community, and technology resources.

Alight Solutions Joins 1871 as a Corporate Partner

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/17/18 12:16 PM

1871 is excited to announce that Alight Solutions, a leader in technology-enabled health, wealth, HR and finance solutions, will join its growing network of over 100 other companies, institutions, and centers of higher education as a corporate partner.

1871 and FinTEx Expand Fintech Offerings with Strategic Partnership 

News, Community
Posted by: Yun Tai on 4/3/18 4:15 PM

1871 is partnering with FinTEx, one of Chicago's leading Fintech organizations, to provide even more Fintech offerings and services for its members, partners, and community. 

1871 Launches Chicago Blockchain Initiative on Behalf of Entire Business Community

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 3/27/18 5:06 PM

1871 is excited to announce the launch of its Chicago Blockchain Initiative, a program that will expand its blockchain offerings with specialized workshops, mentoring, events, meetups and more.

1871 and YWCA Metropolitan Chicago Launch Community-Wide Sexual Harassment Awareness Initiatives with Joint Program

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 3/22/18 12:07 PM

1871 is partnering with one of the nation's leading women's organizations to create safe and healthy workplaces with sexual harassment training, education, and awareness. The program will include six public events, mandatory training for all of 1871's members, and establish an anonymous hotline for the 1871 community.

1871 and the Sun-Times Media Group Launch Four-Part Education Series With "The Basics of Blockchain & Bitcoin"

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Posted by: Yun Tai on 3/20/18 1:59 PM

1871 and the Sun-Times Media Group are collaborating to bring you the the Insights Discussion Series, a series of four educational events that launches today with The Basics of Blockchain & Bitcoin, an in-depth presentation with industry experts on blockchain technology and its impact on business and society.

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