1871 Blog

Coco Meers of PrettyQuick, A Top Chicago Startup Co-Founder


“…as I discovered the creativity and determination of the startup culture here in Chicago, I knew I wanted to start … » Continue

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Asif Khan of Caremerge, A Top Chicago Startup Co-Founder


“Solve real world problems that impact many people.” – Asif Khan

Asif Khan, Co-founder … » Continue

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Challenge Cup Global Startup Competition Launches in Chicago


For Immediate Release

Challenge Cup Global Startup Competition Launches in Chicago

Application Period Open for Startups … » Continue

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A Fireside Chat with Steve Case, Co-Founder of AOL


Contributing Writers: Heidi Lading & Crystal Shuller

When you picture a rock-star, he’s not often found in a … » Continue

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And The Six Coolest Startups In Chicago Are…


The CEC held it’s first “Chicago’s Coolest Startups – Pitch Night” on Thursday evening at 1871. The event kicked … » Continue

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1871 – Our Startup Community Connector


Blog by Nihal Advani, Founder & CEO of Georama

Working out of 1871 has been very … » Continue

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An Evening with the Experts on Data & Consumers


The CEC continued its partnership on Monday night, with the Chicago American Marketing Association (CAMA), to bring another … » Continue

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Coolest Startup Top 10 Finalists Announced


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Community Decides Top 10 Finalists for First Annual Coolest Startup Award 

CHICAGO – September 09, 2013 – … » Continue

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The 50 “Coolest” Startups in Chicago!


14 days and over 200 nominations later, Chicago has spoken and the 50 “Coolest” Startups were published today! … » Continue

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Swing for the Fences: 1871 Startups Play Ball at Wrigley Field


I felt a buzz in my ear lobe – a BigMarker message popped into GMail right before my (right) eye:

“Calling all … » Continue

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