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| March 16, 2017

Check out this Polar Plunge recap video! Wondering where the GoPro footage came from? Our very own COO, Tom Alexander, strapped on a headband GoPro rig for a first person (POV) look at ALL the fun. BRRRRRR!!! The water was so cold but it didn’t phase us! (Contains additional footage from Chicago Tribune photographers)

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1871 | March 14, 2017

EIR Program at 1871 Now in its Third Year; Kristen Sonday of Paladin Chosen From More than 45 Applicants 1871 joined CODE2040 and Google for Entrepreneurs Tuesday to announce Kristen Sonday of Paladin has been selected as the third CODE2040 Entrepreneur in Residence (EIR). Sonday is the founder of Paladin, an online platform that connects

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| March 10, 2017

1871 Members Get Complimentary One-Year Subscription to DocuSign; Company Joins Growing List of Business Services Perks Available to 1871 Members 1871 announced Friday that it will offer DocuSign, the pioneer and global standard for eSignature and Digital Transaction Management (DTM), to its startup members complimentary to help them accelerate their businesses. Startups at 1871 will

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1871 | March 7, 2017

HEART OF BOLD: 1871 TO CELEBRATE INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY WITH FULL SCHEDULE OF FREE PUBLIC EVENTS AND PROGRAMMING MARCH 8 “Feminist Fight Club” Author Jessica Bennett to Deliver Featured Keynote; Event Series to Reflect 2017 Theme of “Be Bold for Change” with Speakers and Programming Tailored to Empower and Inspire Women in Tech and Business

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| February 28, 2017

With so many faces and characters in the 1871 community, it’s no wonder you’ll never get the same answer twice to a question. For Black History Month, we spent some time with our members and asked them: What African American entrepreneur, innovator or inventor inspires you? Our photographer Gregory Rothstein and Social Media Associate Lewis

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| February 28, 2017

At 1871, we pride ourselves on celebrating and fostering diversity every single day. For Black History Month, we took some time to speak with members on a variety of platforms, including Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and video. We had one simple question: What black innovator, inventor or entrepreneur has inspired you? Our video manager Paul Matian produced video profiles

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1871 | February 22, 2017

Twelve incredibly talented and passionate women founders and CEOs pitched their businesses at 1871’s WiSTEM Showcase February 7, capping off the cohort companies’ twelve weeks of intensive mentorship, programming and workshops aimed at accelerating their businesses. The event was a showcase of the hard work of the third cohort of companies to graduate from 1871’s

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