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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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| April 1, 2017

Students from Seven Chicago-area University Partners to Participate in Long Weekend of Immersive Workshops, Mentorship and Pitch Practice Beginning March 31; Program Gained Record Number of Applicants for this Year’s Event Chicago-based technology incubator 1871 announced Friday that a record number of students from Chicago-area schools will participate in this year’s Campus 1871 event, which

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Monique Wingard | December 26, 2016

We had a great year and have YOU—the #1871Chicago Community to thank. Wishing everyone a very happy holiday and prosperous new year. A photo posted by @1871chicago on Dec 23, 2016 at 3:11pm PST Looks like we’re missing a few names… Starting a new tradition at #1871Chicago by capturing the signatures of our staff—past and

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Monique Wingard | December 19, 2016

The Ambassador of #Colombia to the United States joined us for a tour and a presentation on connections between Chicago and Colombia tech, led by #Techbridge Founder and #1871Chicago member, @g_a_stevens. . Juan Carlos Pinzón’s prior service to Colombia include: Senior Advisor to the Executive Director of the World Bank; Vice President of the Colombian

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Monique Wingard | December 12, 2016

Can you tell that our facilities team is excited to have a few new tools added to their belt?  Sending a virtual thank you to @boschtoolsna for your generosity and support for entrepreneurial success! #1871Chicago #upshow #Bosch A photo posted by @1871chicago on Dec 5, 2016 at 3:11pm PST The Lonely Entrepreneur Series Made it’s way

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Monique Wingard | December 5, 2016

“The Chicago Women’s Health Center is a local organization that has been adapting to the changing health needs of American women, specifically the women of Chicago, since 1975 and an organization I am proud to support.” — @deena_steel, Manager of Membership, donated to @chicagowomenshealthcenter . Read more about out what #CWHCmeans to Deena on our

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1871 | November 29, 2016

As an employee benefit in 2016, each 1871 staff member was allocated a cash amount to donate to a charity or cause they hold dear; organizations whose initiatives ranged from education to compassion, leadership to social justice. In the spirit of #GivingTuesday this year, we wanted to share the stories and experiences that led to these donations

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Monique Wingard | November 28, 2016

You were born to stand out—and that’s O.K. #1871Chicago #Upshow #motivationmonday #DaretobeDifferent A photo posted by @1871chicago on Nov 21, 2016 at 8:36am PST Today is #SmallBizSat: Show your support by shopping at your favorite small business or #startup in Chicago!#shopsmall #1871Chicago #upshow #SBO #smallbusinesssaturday A photo posted by @1871chicago on Nov 26, 2016 at 6:50am

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Monique Wingard | November 21, 2016

Did we mention that the inventor of #Jenga stopped by this week? . This game of physical and mental skill was created by British Female Founder, Leslie Scott, who is also the co-founder of Oxford Games Ltd. . Quick Fact: The name Jenga is derived from a Swahili word meaning “build.” #1871Chicago #upshow #FemaleFounder #womenintech

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