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1871 and ANA Explore Global Transit Innovations with Joint Speaking Event

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

1871 and All Nippon Airways (ANA) -- Japan's largest and 5-star airline for six consecutive years, are holding a joint speaking event titled 'Disruptive Technologies and the Future of Transportation' to discuss rapid disruption and innovation in the transportation industry. The event will take place at 1871 on October 30th.  

10 Companies to Participate in Sales Assembly's Diversity Leadership Initiative Inaugural Cohort

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/20/18 9:00 AM

It’s no secret that diversity is still a major issue in the tech industry. While many tech departments may suffer from a lack of inadequate diversity practices, these problems are most often felt in the sales division. That’s why Sales Assembly, in partnership with Victory Lap and 1871, is launching the Sales Assembly’s Diversity Leadership Training Initiative today.

1871 Announces 10 Companies Joining Fall WiSTEM Cohort

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/11/18 9:35 AM

1871's eighth WiSTEM cohort will features 10 women-led businesses. To date, the 12-week program has graduated 88 companies and created more than 250 jobs. 

1871 and the IHCC Commemorate Hispanic Heritage Month with Celebrando La Innovación Event Series

Posted by: Yun Tai on 9/5/18 10:45 AM

1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC), the Midwest’s largest Hispanic entrepreneur community, join forces to hold a five-part event series to celebrate, connect, and empower Hispanic entrepreneurs. 

Raising Capital for Your Business? Join Betsy and the 1871 Team at FUND Conference!

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Posted by: 1871 on 8/20/18 10:13 AM

FUND Conference returns to Michigan Avenue on October 25th in support of early stage companies and the entrepreneurial ecosystem. If you’re looking to meet active investors, make valuable connections, and learn from prominent business leaders, FUND Conference is the event to attend this fall! FUND connects growing businesses across all industries with accredited investors from over 25 states.

Relish Works, Gordon Food Service, and 1871 Launch 'The Food Foundry' Accelerator Program

Posted by: 1871 on 8/16/18 11:41 AM

Relish Works and Gordon Food Service join 1871 to announce The Food Foundry, a 16-week accelerator program designed to support, connect, and propel innovative startups with solutions across the foodservice value chain (from farm to table). 

Sales Assembly, Victory Lap and 1871 Launch Program to Address Lack of Diversity Within Tech Leadership

Posted by: 1871 on 8/15/18 2:17 PM

Sales Assembly, in partnership with Victory Lap and 1871, announced a new program dedicated to training and developing diverse technology sales professionals for leadership roles within the Chicago tech ecosystem.

Groundwork: 1871 Launches Free Workshop Series for Chicago's Entrepreneurs

Posted by: Yun Tai on 8/1/18 9:00 AM

Whether entrepreneurship is your main calling or just a side hustle, we understand how tough it can be to launch and run your own company. If you have a great business idea, but don’t know where to start, then make sure you check out Groundwork -- our free public workshop series that covers everything you need to know to start your own business.

VentureSCALE and 1871  Bring First Sales-Focused Accelerator to Chicago's Tech Ecosystem

Posted by: Yun Tai on 7/31/18 10:15 AM

Through a partnership with VentureSCALE, the Midwest’s first and only sales and revenue focused accelerator will operate exclusively out of 1871.

1871 Heads to the Third Grade!

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.

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