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1871 and Charles Schwab to Commemorate International Women's Day with ‘Balance for Better’ Event

Posted by: 1871 on 2/20/19 5:44 PM

We're excited to join Charles Schwab, one of the nation's most prestigious brokerage firms, to celebrate women in the workforce with this year's International Women's Day event. Featuring this year's theme of 'Balance for Better,' we'll celebrate the day with a maker’s fair, free workshops, a panel discussion, a feature presentation, and a fireside chat.

1871 and Fenox Venture Capital Host Chicago Regional Startup World Cup

Posted by: 1871 on 12/18/18 9:00 AM

We're excited to partner with Fenox Venture Capital, a leading Venture Capital firm to bring their global startup competition to Chicago. During this competition, contestants will compete for a $1,000,000 investment prize and most importantly, an opportunity to be heard on a global stage.

The Food Foundry Accelerator (by Relish Works, Gordon Food Service, and 1871) Announces 5 Companies Joining Inaugural Cohort

Posted by: 1871 on 12/17/18 11:07 AM

Initial Cohort of The Food Foundry to Feature Five Food Industry Related Businesses; Cohort to Participate in 16-Week Accelerator Offering Access to Mentorship, Advanced Curriculum, and Industry Resources.

1871 and the CEC Announce 11 Finalists for 11th Annual Momentum Awards

Posted by: 1871 on 10/24/18 9:08 AM

11 powerhouse tech companies have been nominated for the 11th annual Momentum Awards. Six finalists were selected for the category of the Momentum Rising Star Award, and five finalists were selected for the category of the Momentum Award. The winners will be announced at the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner on November 15th.

Fall VentureSCALE Cohort Kicks Off with Six Powerhouse Companies

Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/18/18 12:57 PM

Sales Assembly and 1871 are joining forces to enable VentureSCALE, the Midwest’s first and only sales and revenue focused accelerator, which operates exclusively out of 1871. We're excited to announce that VentureSCALE's Fall cohort launched yesterday with six amazing companies, which we've highlighted below.

1871 and the CEC Name Corporate Champion, Entrepreneurial Champions, and Chicagoness Award Winner for 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

Posted by: 1871 on 10/15/18 11:28 AM

1871 and the CEC's 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner will Recognize Discover as Corporate Champion; Linda Darragh and Ellen Rudnick as Entrepreneurial Champions; and Future Founders as the Chicagoness Award Winner.

1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Announce Schedule and Itinerary for the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner

Posted by: Yun Tai on 10/2/18 9:00 AM

1871 and the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) are proud to host the 11th Annual Momentum Awards Dinner. The dinner will celebrate emergent technologies, leaders, and opportunities that are demonstrating change and innovation. Furthermore, five awards will be presented for outstanding contribution and impact to the Chicago Tech and entrepreneur community.

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. 

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