1871 Blog

Governor Quinn Announces STEM-focused Education Initiative at 1871


Blog by Mark Harris, President & CEO of Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC)

Last Friday, September 14th Governor Quinn … » Continue

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comScore and 1871 Announce Partnership to Help Accelerate Chicago Area Startups


Blog reprinted from comScore blog

by Gian Fulgoni, Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of comScore

As a veteran of the … » Continue

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1871 & IIT Institute of Design Lecture Series: User-centered Design for Start Ups


By Hugh Musick, Associate Dean & Director of Education, IIT Institute of Design

Advances in technology enable today’s digital startups … » Continue

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The Starter League Demo Day – In Just Three Months…


by Yasha Saxena, CEC intern

Three months ago, a passionate and diverse group of individuals, with no prior experience in … » Continue

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Introducing The Starter League


1871 is happy to be the home of The Starter League, formerly known as Code Academy.

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Excelerate Demo Day – wow!


1871 is all about bringing the Chicago ecosystem together to support and grow the startup community, and there is no … » Continue

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Calling All Chicago Education Innovators!!!


Reprinted from Shared Learning Collaborative (SLC)

Written by Jason Hoekstra, SLC

Join us at our SLC Camp codeathon on September 8th … » Continue

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100 Days of 1871


Back on May 2nd, we opened the doors to a new 50,000 square foot center for digital startups in the … » Continue

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Leo Burnett’s Farmhouse looks to connect with the venture community


By Yasha Saxena, 1871 Team Intern

Founded in Chicago in the midst of the Great Depression, ad agency Leo … » Continue

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1871 Membership has its privileges


 By Frank D. Muscarello, CEO of MarkITx

There are so many great startups in this city vying for attention and … » Continue

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