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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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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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Watch members of the 1871 WiSTEM program’s third cohort pitch their businesses at the Fall Showcase event

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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| February 10, 2017

The Tripmate team and the countries they represent, from top left: Jorge E. Samayoa (Guatemala), Ulises Guelfi (Panama), Jose Lorenzo Rodriguez (Venezuela) and Alejandro Ibarra (Venezuela)  Twelve Latinx-led startups joined 1871 in late October for a 12-week accelerator program co-facilitated by 1871 and the Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce. As they progress through the cohort program and prepare

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