Upcoming Events


  • Strategy Mon Jul 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM Successful Young Entrepreneurs: How to be one and How to raise one Do you agree that starting a business (successful or not) helps kids develop grit and confidence? If you’re a parent who loves being an entrepreneur and hopes to instill a similar mindset in your children, this workshop is for you.
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    2.00 Classroom
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  • Workshops Tue Jul 25, 2017 at 9:00 AM Speed Networking at 1871 This interactive session will give you the opportunity to meet other 1871 companies in a friendly and relaxed environment. The goal is to get a quick introduction to other members that you don't usually interact with. Networking can be a key to success. Come join us!
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Event Tue Jul 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM Building a Diversity Wave in STEM Join HispanicPro for an intimate evening of business networking and panel discussion. Connect with established leaders g stars in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics.
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Event Tue Jul 25, 2017 at 5:30 PM After the Bell: A Guide to Investing in Blockchain: Cutting Through the Hype Blockchain. The word is talked about in all circles, in many markets but for those in the investment community they want to know what they're investing in and what their returns will be. What are the risks? The rewards? What do they need to know and what's dangerous if they don't know? And if you’re looking for investors, what do you need to have prepared to attract the most interest?
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    2.03 Classroom
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  • Finance Wed Jul 26, 2017 at 9:30 AM VC Roundtable with Sonia Nagar, PGVC Join Sonia Nagar from Pritzker Group Venture Capital for a small group discussion and Qnd common difficulties that startups face.
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    South Classroom
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  • Product/Tech Wed Jul 26, 2017 at 11:30 AM Learn How to Code a Website in 2 Hours with Keith Gordon A 2-hour workshop aimed at beginners who wish to learn how code building their first personal or business website.
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    2.00 Classroom
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  • Event Wed Jul 26, 2017 at 5:30 PM Encouraging Venture Capital Investment in Women Owned Business Women Impacting Public Policy, in partnership with the City of Chicago Treasurer’s Office, invites you to join us on July 26 at 5:30 p.m. for a discussion about the importance of Small Business Investment Companies to women entrepreneurs, followed by a networking event.
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Marketing Thu Jul 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM How to Reach Local Consumers in the Digital Age with Adam Bianco Often times as a startup, you’ll launch in specific markets or find a grass roots approach to be more effective in your marketing. Grassroots marketing has been around forever, but in this class, we’ll go over how this has evolved in the new era of social and digital media. We’ll outline specific techniques you can begin using right away with your business.
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    DeVry Conference Room
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  • Event Mon Jul 31, 2017 at 5:30 PM From Winning Survivor Africa To Crushing Cancer - A Discussion With Ethan Zohn Join us for an inspirational keynote with Ethan Zohn - former professional soccer player, cancer survivor, winner of the hit reality television show Survivor Africa and co-founder of Grassroot Soccer. Ethan will then be joined by Amanda Lannert, CEO of Jellyvision, for a fireside chat. Co-hosted with WeCasa.
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Event Mon Jul 31, 2017 at 6:00 PM AWS Mobile Services: Enabling Fast App/Bot Development This talk will provide an introduction of AWS Mobile Services for mobile application developers and describe the services available to mobile developers to help them quickly and easily take advantage of AWS to build mobile backend services that support their applications.
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    2.03 Classroom
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  • Strategy Tue Aug 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM Strategy Design Workshop Using The Business Model Canvas with Do Tank Do OVERVIEW: The interactive workshop will be based around the content of the book Business Model Generation: a handbook for visionaries, game changers and challengers (and take-aways will include: interesting tools and skills to better understand Business Modeling, a shift in mindset, and a better understanding of visual tools.)
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    2.03
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  • Event Tue Aug 1, 2017 at 5:30 PM The Tenacious Journey of Foursquare: Dennis Crowley on Vision, Resilience and What Comes Next Join us for an insightful discussion with Dennis Crowley, co-founder and executive chairman of Foursquare, Before stepping into his current role, Dennis was the company’s CEO for nearly seven years and previously founded Dodgeball, one of the first mobile social services, which was acquired by Google in 2005.
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Product/Tech Wed Aug 2, 2017 at 9:30 AM Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: An Introduction and Overview OVERVIEW: Are you interested in learning about artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML)? Have you wondered how these amazing fields can help you or your business? Artificial intelligence and machine learning are helping people and businesses achieve key goals, obtain actionable insights, drive critical decisions, and create new and innovative products and services.
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    South Classroom
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  • Marketing Wed Aug 2, 2017 at 11:30 AM Everything You Need To Know to Be Successful with Google Advertising As marketing becomes more complex and difficult, we'd like to share Google's approach to being successful in a digital world and provide actionable insights you can take with you. We will share how Google AdWords can make your start-up profitable, ensuring that when you advertise you get a positive return. Understand Google advertising at it's core and learn the best approaches to begin advertising at a new company.
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    Room 2.03
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  • Finance Tue Aug 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM Understanding Founders Equity, Dilution and Cap Tables with Bob Gillespie When starting a new company, many entrepreneurs don’t understand how founders equity is affected over time by funding rounds, option pools and options grants.
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    IMSA
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  • Marketing Tue Aug 8, 2017 at 11:30 AM Google Analytics 101
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    Room 2.00
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  • Wed Aug 9, 2017 at 11:00 AM NEXT GEN: Entrepreneurs You Should Know Meet a group of young founders who are building businesses, breaking molds, and paving the way for future entrepreneurs everywhere.
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Event Wed Aug 9, 2017 at 5:30 PM Challenge Cup Chicago 1776 Challenge Cup in partnership with Revolution is much more than a competition — it’s a movement of startups bringing world-changing ideas to life and solving meaningful problems on a global stage. Challenge Cup takes place in 75 cities. In each of these cities, 1776 partners with a leading local startup program to host a Challenge Cup experience on 1776’s UNION Network, a digital platform that connects startup ecosystems around the world.
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Event Wed Aug 9, 2017 at 5:45 PM FBI View on Cyber-Threats and IoT FBI View on Cyber-Threats net of Things. FBI Special Agent Daniel Wierzbicki to talk to the mid-west's premier and largest IoT group on the Cyber-Threat and Security view from the FBI and impact on IoT.
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    The Connectory - 5th Floor
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  • Strategy Thu Aug 10, 2017 at 9:30 AM Balancing Your Side-Hustle and Your Full-Time Job In the current "gig economy," having a side-hustle is more popular than ever. But how can you start or sustain a side-hustle while working a full-time job? This workshop will teach you practical ways to maximize time and share tools that will help you take your passion project to the next level.
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    South Classroom
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  • Sales Thu Aug 10, 2017 at 11:30 AM Leveraging Relationship Capital: The smartest ways to generate business from your network We will go through the three main aspects necessary to be in a position to generate qualified leads directly from your existing network.
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    South Classroom
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  • Event Tue Aug 22, 2017 at 12:30 PM Intro to 360 Cinematic Video & Virtual Reality 360 video and virtual reality are two of the hottest topics in entertainment right now, and what better way to get an overview of them than a free, 3-hour, hands-on ATshop. Whether you are involved in filmmaking or video content creation, are a developer that wants to know about VR, or are just curious to know more about immersive 360-degree worlds, then this intro is for you!
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Strategy Wed Aug 23, 2017 at 11:30 AM Putting Wheels on Ideas
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    Room 2.03
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  • Event Wed Aug 23, 2017 at 6:00 PM Smart Scaling for Startups Sponsored by CDW Join the Chicago Business Journal and Chicago Inno for Smart Scaling for Startups Sponsored by CDW. This event will focus around scaling smart and the technology solutions to help businesses accelerate growth.
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Strategy Thu Aug 24, 2017 at 9:30 AM Pivot into a Better Life
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    IMSA
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  • Strategy Thu Aug 24, 2017 at 11:30 AM Conversion Catalyst- Using Non-verbal Communication Observation to Make More Sales
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    IMSA
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  • Finance Mon Aug 28, 2017 at 1:00 PM How to Pitch To Investors with Carter Cast and Adam Koopersmith, PGVC Come hear Carter Cast, an entrepreneur who has raised money from investors such as Kleiner Perkins, Accel Partners and Sequioa Capital, and Adam Koopersmith, a partner at Pritzker Group Venture Capital talk about what to do, and not to do when you’re pitching investors.
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    2.03 Classroom
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  • Legal Tue Aug 29, 2017 at 9:30 AM Legal Risks and Challenges Seeking Money for Your Growing Company
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    IMSA Classroom
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  • Finance Wed Aug 30, 2017 at 9:30 AM Sector Conversation - EMERGING with Chris Girgenti, PGVC Join Chris Girgenti from Pritzker Group Venture Capital for a small group discussion and Qcompanies targeting the enterprise (SaaS, B2BC, B2B marketplaces, infrastructure, etc.,)
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    IMSA Classroom
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  • Strategy Tue Sep 5, 2017 at 11:30 AM Best Practices for Managing Developer Relationships in India 80% of US and European companies chose India as their first outsourcing destination. For American SMB’s dealing with India, IT developer / vendor relationship management is no less important than customer relationship management for American solution providers looking to unlock business growth. Learn best practices and why SMB solution providers especially should make DRM / VRM (Developer / Vendor Relationship Management) a top priority.
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    IMSA Classroom
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  • Finance Thu Sep 7, 2017 at 9:30 AM The Angel Funding Landscape: Structure and Terms plus startup with Greg Grove Greg Grove has worked as an attorney for twenty years with life sciences and other technology startup companies, both in Silicon Valley and Chicago, from startup, through seed stage financing, venture financing, late-stage financing, company acquisitions and initial public offerings.
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    IMSA Classroom
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  • Event Tue Sep 12, 2017 at 8:00 AM Tech Inclusion Chicago Forum
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    1871 Auditorium
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  • Legal Thu Sep 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM Three Stages of Building Your Company - Session #1 - Forming Your Company with Perkins Coie Unknown or unforeseen legal problems can derail a start-up even before its left the starting block. This three-part boot camp covers the key legal basics every successful start-up should know and follow. Starting with formation options and ramping up to operations and financing, attorneys focused on guiding emerging companies and venture financings will share their real-life experiences in taking start-ups from concept to cash and beyond.
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    IMSA
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  • Finance Wed Sep 27, 2017 at 11:30 AM Sector Conversation: Consumer with Sonia Nagar & Matt McCall, PGVC Join Matt McCall and Sonia Nagar from Pritzker Group Venture Capital for a small group discussion and Qcompanies targeting consumers (e-commerce, mobile, social networks, digital media etc.). Participants will be able to get honest, direct answers from a partner and VP at one of the most active VC funds in the Midwest, as well as share learnings with one another. The number of participants will be capped at 10, and participants are not allowed to pitch their business during the discussi
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    IMSA Classroom
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  • Legal Thu Oct 5, 2017 at 9:30 AM Avoid Legal Mishaps when Scaling your Business to Success
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    IMSA Classroom
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  • Finance Wed Oct 18, 2017 at 9:30 AM Pitch Deck Do's & Don'ts with Alyssa Jaffee, PGVC Join Alyssa Jaffee from Pritzker Group Venture Capital for a small group discussion and Qnd pitch decks and simple dos and don’ts to make your presentation more effective.
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    IMSA
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  • Finance Wed Nov 8, 2017 at 9:30 AM Sector Conversation: HCIT with Adam Koopersmith, PGVC Join Adam Koopersmith from Pritzker Group Venture Capital for a small group discussion and Qcompanies targeting the healthcare ecosystem (SaaS, marketplaces, infrastructure, etc.).
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    IMSA
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  • Finance Wed Dec 13, 2017 at 9:30 AM VC Roundtable with Alyssa Jaffee, PGVC Join Alyssa Jaffee from Pritzker Group Venture Capital for a small group discussion and Qnd common difficulties that startups face.
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    South Classroom
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  • Legal Thu Dec 14, 2017 at 9:30 AM Three Stages of Building Your Company Stage Two - Operating a Startup with Steve Ducommun, Perkins-Coie Unknown or unforeseen legal problems can derail a startup even before its left the starting block. This three-part boot camp covers the key legal basics every successful startup should know and follow. Starting with formation options and ramping up to operations and financing, attorneys focused on guiding emerging companies and venture financings will share their real-life experiences in taking startups from concept to cash and beyond.
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    IMSA
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  • Strategy Sat Mar 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM Learn How To Use the Member Portal In this workshop we'll show you how to leverage the PeopleVine Control Panel to manage your business. From sending newsletters to managing your CRM, we'll cover the topics that are important to you. So come with your questions or watch as we demo how PeopleVine can be used.
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    1871
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  • Strategy Tue Apr 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM Learn How To Use the Member Portal In this workshop we'll show you how to leverage the PeopleVine Control Panel to manage your business. From sending newsletters to managing your CRM, we'll cover the topics that are important to you. So come with your questions or watch as we demo how PeopleVine can be used.
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    1871
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  • Strategy Thu May 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM Learn How To Use the Member Portal In this workshop we'll show you how to leverage the PeopleVine Control Panel to manage your business. From sending newsletters to managing your CRM, we'll cover the topics that are important to you. So come with your questions or watch as we demo how PeopleVine can be used.
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    1871
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  • Strategy Sun Jun 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM Learn How To Use the Member Portal In this workshop we'll show you how to leverage the PeopleVine Control Panel to manage your business. From sending newsletters to managing your CRM, we'll cover the topics that are important to you. So come with your questions or watch as we demo how PeopleVine can be used.
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    1871
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  • Strategy Tue Jul 10, 2018 at 11:30 AM Learn How To Use the Member Portal In this workshop we'll show you how to leverage the PeopleVine Control Panel to manage your business. From sending newsletters to managing your CRM, we'll cover the topics that are important to you. So come with your questions or watch as we demo how PeopleVine can be used.
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    1871
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