Super proud of the first @yeanawbochicago graduates to have been part of our three-year YEA partnership. As part of the partnership students gain access to mentorship, programming and networking — major keys for building a company.
Pretty soon their businesses will be the ones running the world — and we’re looking forward to right click + save as-ing all the good news. Screen capping all the good news? Just remember us when you’ve made it!
The hugest of thanks to @stevedolinsky (@abc7chicago’s Hungry Hound and co-Host of @thefeedpodcast) for spending your afternoon teaching our members the basics of starting a successful podcast.
We’re positive @katrokhlin plans on starting her own series after interviewing you for the blog. Are you a member or a #Chicagoan with a podcast? Drop your info below. 👇🏽
Two more WiSTEM profiles are up’
@style.545’s @chitown_disha helps fashion retailers stave off the retailocalypse through hard data and personalization.
Airbnb or vacation rental property host? @rociojlane’s platform, @cleancio, gives you back the valuable time spent scheduling cleanings.
Read up! Link in bio. Good luck to everyone who submitted for C7!
First day of spring...and the river is still green. Hope you didn’t get too lit on green beers and had a productive St.Patty’s weekend and a happy Monday. BTW — @maddi.hebner, you won a shirt last week. DM us!
👏🏽We👏🏽Want👏🏽#MerchMart 👏🏽Pics! Coming through for a tour or passing by? Hit us with your best shot! Post your Merch Mart photos using #1871FromHere and we’ll regram!
We hit 10k last Thursday (#iwd2018 !!!) and figured the best way to celebrate is by making it rain. Thank you for following our BTS coverage of Chicago’s home for tech and entrepreneurship. Happy Friday!
How’d you spend your Wednesday evening? We spent ours with @chicagosmayor for the first ever live taping of his #ChicagoStories podcast. @howardtullman was his special guest and they discussed a few things — one of them being that extra rad award we just received from UBI Global, the one that says “#1 University-Affiliated Business Incubator in the World”. Full episode drops this weekend but there are tons of fun but enlightening nuggets of knowledge. Keep your 👁 out.
Photo by @gregrothstein /1871
@startupdad if this is you saying you’d like one of the super soft 1871 shirts on display at @uniqlousa #Chicago — we’re listening.
Anyone else? Comment your size and we’ll make it happen for one of you. 🎉
The only thing that really makes a #Monday amazing besides coffee, free food or news you’ve won the lottery is free swag!
@mattlfsmith, an Intern at member company @mwimmersive, found a cleverly hidden @percentpledge shirt from their recent Easter Egg contest. Matt interviews rising startups for his @youtube series and is excited for the swag. How’s your Monday?
You know what day it is. @msrebeccablack even wrote a song about it. Thanks for helping us close the week on a high note. See you Monday!
We want your pictures of the #MerchandiseMart ! Snap a cool one and use #1871FromHere when posting and we’ll regram. We know there’s about 10k of you that have a good eye for photo. Thanks, @kaytemalik!
Saying thank you never gets old. You made our #IWD2018 Fireside Chat with @tinatchen and @southsideloislane one for the books. From your thoughtful questions to the abundant positive energy you brought to the room — we can’t imagine having celebrated any other way. What were some of your stand out moments?
Schwabbies, today’s programming wouldn’t have been possible without you. Thanks, @charlesschwab!
Our last #IWD2018 event kicks off at 6 PM. @tinatchen, Former Chief of Staff to @michelleobama, will be interviewed by @wbezchicago’s @southsideloislane. Can’t make it out? We’ll be streaming the Fireside Chat on our Facebook. Link will be in bio at 6!
If you had one piece of advice for the women in your community what would it be? We asked our #PressForProgress attendees for their one crucial piece of wisdom and compiled them into a short video. What’s yours?
Huge thank you to everyone spending their #internationalwomensday with us. We’re not even halfway through and walking by packed classrooms, overhearing dope convos and watching new friendships take shape is what our #PressForProgress celebration is all about.
Want to share your day with us? Feel free to tag us in your photos.
Huge thanks to @charlesschwab for helping make our #IWD2018 celebration possible.
Are you ready for Thursday’s full day of #IWD2018 programming? Tomorrow after the early afternoon panels, spend some time with @unichicago as they unveil a new entry in their series of original bilingual documentaries, “Secrets of an Entrepreneur”.
A special Q&A will follow the docs’ debut. Tap the photo for panelist info. Link to RSVP in bio.
Not tagged: Lucila Alfajores
🚨 New Programming Alert, Y’all 🚨
Starting ASAP, AMA’s (ask me anything) are coming to 1871. Rona Borre, CEO & Founder of Instant Alliance, spent some time with our members ahead of #IWD2018 to talk about her career and answer career/industry related questions. Someone you want to see in the space and have some Q&A with? Let us know 👇🏽 or via the member portal.
Shout out to the future engineers at @solorioacademy for spending their day with us and mentors from Caterpillar and the ISTCoalition. They’re participating in a #STEM challenge to help ideate tech solutions for the construction site of the future. First student to engineer a giant #mecha wins the prize of our heart.
Tomorrow’s #IWD2018 Maker Fair is going to be 🔥 LIT 🔥. After “Lift As You Climb” roll through the North Hallway to peep goods from our favorite local women makers and chow on delicious eats from a few of our ChiBuys vendors. No RSVP necessary. Full list of vendors below.
@agedandinfused, @coatcheckchicago, @dresscodetech, @aliciamohrjewelry, @americanbotanics, angmirdesigns, @arirosebodycare, Fill My Jar, @getitmadechicago, @hellopaper.co, Intoxicakes Chicago, Katherine Anne Confections, @lafamiliagreen, @lastcraftdesigns, @shoploveperidot, lovEMI Design, @ManoyMetal_Shop, @MohopShoes, @mojoowl, Monstrochika, @nourishingnotes, @powers_handcrafted_jewelry, rovePrints, @schweetcheesecake, @tuliasartisangallery, @tytinjewelry, @viasevenhome, @vichcraft, @von_poof_cotton_candy
Event sponsored by @charlesschwab.