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| June 19, 2017

CEC’s primary objective is to support and expand the Chicagoland entrepreneurial ecosystem through its flagship project, 1871. For this reason, 1871 is the city’s central home to entrepreneurs, tech talent, mentors, new and growing companies, schools and universities, venture capitalists, and mature corporations as well – all important parts of what it takes to build


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.

| August 18, 2016

Our CEO Howard Tullman was joined by Bridget Gainer, Cook County Commissioner; Jean-Paul Biondi, Head of Marketing Chicago at Lyft; and Allison Schraub, Chicago Program Director at Airbnb for a discussion on the impact on-demand has on government.


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