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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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| 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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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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Jim Dallke | Chicago Inno | August 16, 2016

One sign of a maturing tech ecosystem is the success of a city's serial entrepreneurs, and recently we've seen some of Chicago's most high-profile founders...

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