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| April 21, 2017

Select group of Chicago-based FinTech startups to participate in a three-month mentorship program  CHICAGO, April 21, 2017 – BMO Harris Bank today announced a partnership with 1871 – a leading technology and entrepreneurship ecosystem which is currently home to nearly 500 high-growth digital startups in the Merchandise Mart– that will provide a select group of

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Lakshmi Shenoy | April 19, 2017

(Gerri Kahnweiler (left) and Cayla Weisberg (right) of InvestHER) 1871 is excited to announce WiSTEM’s new Programming Partnership with InvestHER.  Lakshmi Shenoy, 1871’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, spoke with Gerri Kahnweiler and Cayla Weisberg about the goals of the partnership and their vision for women entrepreneurs: LS: Tell us about InvestHER and

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Lakshmi Shenoy | April 19, 2017

At the end of March, 1871 CEO Howard Tullman and I had the great opportunity to join 100 other entrepreneurial ecosystem builders in Washington, DC for the Rise of the Rise Conference, powered by Revolution Ventures and Steve Case.  The goal of the conference was to share best practices from various entrepreneurial hubs from the

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| April 1, 2017

Students from Seven Chicago-area University Partners to Participate in Long Weekend of Immersive Workshops, Mentorship and Pitch Practice Beginning March 31; Program Gained Record Number of Applicants for this Year’s Event Chicago-based technology incubator 1871 announced Friday that a record number of students from Chicago-area schools will participate in this year’s Campus 1871 event, which

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| March 23, 2017

Second Cohort to Begin at 1871 in May; New Cohort Will Benefit from Support and Resources of Title Sponsor PNC Bank 1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (IHCC) announced Thursday that their joint incubator program has opened applications for its second cohort, which is set to begin at 1871 in May 2017. The

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Colleen Maxwell | March 21, 2017

1871 Business Development Associate, Colleen Maxwell, sat down with Andres Mendoza-Pena from 1871 partner and 2015 Momentum Awards Corporate Champion, A.T. Kearney.  She asked him more about A.T. Kearney’s commitment to the Chicago ecosystem and what the team has learned from 1871’s startups. Colleen: Tell me about your role within A.T. Kearney. Andres: I am

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1871 | March 19, 2017

Largest and Most Diverse Cohort Will Make Up Fourth WiSTEM Cohort; This Cohort is the First of Three Cohorts in 2017; Programming to Begin March 21 at 1871 Chicago-based technology incubator 1871 announced Wednesday the 14 businesses that will make up the fourth cohort of WiSTEM, 1871’s innovative and customized program designed to accelerate and

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| March 16, 2017

We celebrated the hard work of the first Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce x 1871 Hispanic Tech Cohort. Right before the event kicked off we rolled a video that shed light on how the program impacted each member. Food and drink were provided by Felix’s Famous Cookies, Amanecer Breakfast Tacos, Atzimba – Catering & Event

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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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