AI Tech Challenge

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This skills competition starting in May 2023 is designed to help students & recent grads connect w/ hiring companies in AI & tech. Show your skills to build your future! AI is changing the world and evolving at rapid speed. The big question is how do we apply AI in a way that solves real […]

1871 Juneteenth 2023


Join 1871 for Juneteenth, an all-inclusive and family friendly event that focuses on the importance of this day and bringing the community together to practice active allyship. Join at this family friendly event as we come together to honor & be inspired by Black entrepreneurship & innovation. This signature event will provide opportunities to network, […]

BLKtech Pitch Competition


Are you a Black early-stage tech founder looking for an opportunity to get funding? This summer pitch competition is the chance to win a cash prize and receive investments from some of the leading venture firms and corporations in the Midwest.About1871 is hosting a three-round pitch competition, in which early stage Black-led tech startups will pitch […]

Momentum Awards 2023


The 1871 Momentum Awards is the celebration of tech innovation in Chicago. Each year, they invite the community to self-nominate or nominate a company/individual doing great work in the tech community. Keep an eye out for the official nominations period announcement! Find out about event details of Momentum Awards 2023. Become a Connectory Member Get […]

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