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| June 2, 2017

Three-Year Program Will Advance Efforts to Support Diverse Entrepreneurs Through the Distribution of Entrepreneurship-Focused Content 1871 was selected by ChicagoNEXT, World Business Chicago (WBC) and the Blackstone Charitable Foundation to join a cohort of organizations who will receive grant funding from the Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship Challenge. The Blackstone Challenge is a three-year pilot program awarding up

| May 15, 2017

Bosch Invests Nearly $2 Million and Partners with Technology Incubator 1871; Co-creation Space Offers Partnership Model for Startups, Universities and Corporations to Drive New Technologies in IoT; 19,000 Square Feet in Chicago’s Historic Merchandise Mart CHICAGO – The Chicago Connectory, an Internet of Things (IoT) innovation space in the historic Merchandise Mart, launches today as a

| May 2, 2017

Remarkable Five Years of Accomplishment Includes Tripling in Physical Size and Being Named the #1 Incubator in North America; Massive Celebration of Chicago’s Tech Community Planned at 1871 May 12; Event to Bring Together the Leaders, Disruptors, Innovators and Founders Who Brought the Chicagoland Entrepreneurship Center’s Vision to Life 1871 marked its 5th birthday in

| 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

| 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

1871 | February 1, 2017

Women’s Entrepreneurship Program to Welcome Fourth Cohort in March of 2017; Third Cohort Is Underway at 1871 with 12 Strong Women-led Businesses; 2017 Will Mark Transition to Three Cohorts Per Year for WiSTEM Program Supported by Grant from JPMorgan Chase 1871 announced Wednesday that its WiSTEM program has opened applications for its fourth class of applicants,

1871 | December 6, 2016

Today we are thrilled to launch the 1871 Store, a swag hub for the makers, doers, builders and thinkers of the Chicago tech community who wear their pride (literally) on their sleeves. The custom designs represent the diverse and evolving culture of 1871 and capture the unique “get it done” spirit of our community. With

1871 | September 28, 2016

San Francisco — Code2040, a nonprofit that seeks to build a stronger, more inclusive innovation economy by closing the diversity gap in tech, opens its 2017 Residency Application today. While Black, Latino/a students earn nearly 20 percent of computer science degrees, they make up only 9 percent of the technology industry and less than 1 percent of


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