1871 Names Seven Finalists For Annual Merrick Momentum Award

1871 | September 28, 2016

Annual Award Recognizes The Best And Brightest Companies In Chicago; This Year Two Awardees Will Be Recognized CHICAGO, IL – The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Wednesday announced the seven finalists for the 2015 Merrick Momentum Award. The finalists include SpotHero, Uptake, Learnmetrics, Rise Interactive, Caremerge, Civis Analytics, and @Properties. The Merrick Momentum Award is sponsored by Merrick

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1871 | September 28, 2016

San Francisco — Code2040, a nonprofit that seeks to build a stronger, more inclusive innovation economy by closing the diversity gap in tech, opens its 2017 Residency Application today. While Black, Latino/a students earn nearly 20 percent of computer science degrees, they make up only 9 percent of the technology industry and less than 1 percent of

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Howard A. Tullman | September 26, 2016

The Chicago Cubs are having a spectacular season, clinching their division and on the way to winning 100+ games. Without taking anything for granted, it’s clear that their talent strategy and their commitment to rebuilding with young, impact players has begun to pay serious dividends. For a team that’s been around since the 19th century

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Howard A. Tullman | September 19, 2016

Hardly a week goes by without my hearing yet another version of the same startup struggle. The companies may change, but the song remains basically the same: we couldn’t find it so we had to build it and now “it” is a bigger business opportunity for us than the business we set out to build

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Howard A. Tullman | September 13, 2016

I was recently asked about the productivity tools, handy tips or other strategies I have used over the years to help me stay on course–focused on my most important goals and primary objectives– in the midst of the messy multitude of ongoing emergencies, unavoidable distractions and regular interruptions that make up my typical day. I

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Event Gallery: ChallengeHer

| September 13, 2016

The Small Business Administration and Women Impacting Public Policy joined forces to bring the community of Chicago women business owners a wealth of valuable information on how to secure government contracts, plus a special visit from the Honorable Dick Durbin of the United States Senate.

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Howard A. Tullman | September 6, 2016

Even though other major cities in the U.S. are suffering from problems with gun-related violence, Chicago has sadly become the media poster child (hopefully just for the moment) and whipping boy specifically for gang-on-gang shootings and the related and random violence that continues to take innocent lives in its wake. While this is clearly a

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