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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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| 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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