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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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| 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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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 | 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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