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| July 11, 2017

14 businesses made up the fourth cohort of WiSTEM, which is 1871’s innovative and customized program designed to accelerate and cultivate opportunities for women in technology. The 14 women-owned companies began the 12-week program beginning in March and are fresh of the showcase event where they pitched to investors, business leaders and supporters.   Meet

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1871 Releases 2016 Annual Report And Financial Results

| July 7, 2017

Report Shows Incredible Progress Made Toward Missions of Sustainability, Creating Jobs and Stimulating Chicagoland Economy; 1871 Showed Net Operating Income of Nearly $600,000; Disclosure of Audited Financial Information Made Available to the Public 1871 announced Friday the release of its 2016 Annual Report and a separate, voluntary disclosure of its financial performance in Fiscal Year

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| July 5, 2017

With a network of more than 300 professionals from every industry, 1871’s mentor program is one of the many benefits made available to our member companies. Every day, mentors dedicate their time and expertise guiding our members from issues ranging from legal to tech and everywhere in between, forming valuable relationships and producing concrete outcomes.

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| June 28, 2017

“This is what the city of Chicago looks like.” It’s a phrase uttered frequently at 1871 by COO Tom Alexander, but at our 1871 For All discussion on diversity and inclusion in tech during TechWeek, the venue and timing were extremely appropriate. In addition to Alexander, who moderated the frank discussion that centered around diversity and

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| June 6, 2017

Part-time program for mid-career professionals now accepting applications for January 2018; Students will receive membership to 1871, where classes will be taught The University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy today announced the launch of the Harris Public Policy Evening Master’s Program at 1871. Students who enroll in this four quarter, part-time degree program

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| 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

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| 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

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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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