Talks @ 1871: Scott McNealy


Last month, Andrew McNealy who runs Wayin in the Midwest (and 1871 associate member) called … » Continue

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Learning user-centered design from experts at IIT Institute of Design


By Hugh Musick, Associate Dean; Director of Executive Education

IIT Institute of Design

You have an idea, the technological know-how to … » Continue

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1871: Google Mentor Program Announced



We are super excited to announce a new program that connects 1871 startups with … » Continue

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Matthew Helbig: Inside The Impact Engine


Matthew Helbig is a team member at Azadi, one of Impact Engine companies and 1871 member. Here is his take … » Continue

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Chicago Ideas Week and Startup America at 1871


What do Brad Feld, the managing director of the Foundry Group and co-founder of TechStars, Scott Case, the founding CTO … » Continue

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Be a mentor @ 1871, by Steve Sanger, GrubHub


As a member of Chicago’s tech community, I am honored to be a mentor for the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and … » Continue

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Launching and Learning


The CEC is excited to host Code Academy for their demo day at 1871 next week.

This inaugural event marks … » Continue

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Programs at 1871


We received such overwhelming and positive feedback on our announcement of 1871 last week.  Thank you! The entire CEC team … » Continue

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