Niala talks with CEO Kevin Willer about the anniversary of 1871 and how it has grown in the last year. Wailin Wong and Jimmy Prude weigh in on the tech community in Chicago. Then, Alison Cuddy and Natalie Moore ask the question: What inspires your fashion style?
View the story "Afternoon Shift: 1871 anniversary, tech and immigration reform and SAIC fashion" on Storify] Afternoon Shift: 1871 anniversary, tech and immigration reform and SAIC fashion Niala talks with CEO Kevin Willer about the anniversary of tech hub 1871. Wailin Wong and Jimmy Prude weigh in on the tech community in Chicago. Then, Alison Cuddy and Natalie Moore review the Art Institute's fashion show. Call 312.923.9239 or tweet using #AfternoonShift.
· Fri, May 03 2013 11:11:28 Happy Birthday, 1871: Afternoon Shift spends the hour assessing Chicago's tech chops with Chicago Tribune business reporter Wailin Wong and tech community organizer Jimmy Prude. The startup hub 1871, housed in Chicago's Merchandise Mart building, turns one this week. According to a report released earlier today, the organization created 800 jobs. Kevin Willer, who runs the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, the non-profit that operates 1871, reflects on 1871's growth and where it is headed. What is Chicago's reputation for tech?
1871 celebrates its one-year anniversary with a survey of accomplishments and a look forwardThe 1871 technology incubator celebrates its one-year anniversary on Friday with 225 startups - most of which are growing, though largely...
Celebrating the 1st year of @1871Chicago w/ @GovernorQuinn @kwiller @NewWorldVC @vprillinois @starterleague @IMSA_ http://pic.twitter.com/lF3w790zIhISTCoalition
Happy 1st birthday @1871chicago. May 2, 2012 was an incredible milestone for Chicago's startup community. Thrilled to still be a part of it.Melissa Lederer
Tech news: Chicago Tribune business reporter Wailin Wong, tech community organizer Jimmy Prude and Kevin Willer, head of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, take the pulse of Chicago's tech community. Wailin looks at a new hub designed to bolster startups in the biological sciences. Jimmy talks about the need to foster tech talent at the elementary school level. Are your kids learning tech skills at school?
1871 tech co-op created 800 jobs in first yearThe roughly 200 startups working out of the 1871 collaborative hub at the Merchandise Mart created 800 jobs during the space's first year...
"Investing in talented people creates jobs" -- @GovernorQuinn at @1871Chicago #innovation #startupsISTCoalition
Tech industry mobilizes on immigration: Tech giants like Facebook and Google have spent a combined $13.8 million to lobby for the expansion of temporary visas and green cards for high-skills foreign workers. Former Googler Josh Mendelsohn co-founded lobbying outfit Engine Advocacy to give startups a bigger voice in the immigration debate. He tells Niala what he wants to see in new immigration legislation. How reliant is the tech world on foreign workers?
Tech companies driving the lobbying on immigrationFacebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks at Facebook headquarters in Menlo Park, Calif., on March 7. (Photo: Jeff Chiu, AP) WASHINGTON - Seven...
The myth of America's tech talent shortage, and what it should mean for immigration reform. http://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2013/04/the-myth-of-americas-tech-talent-shortage/275319/Jordan Weissmann
Education, Entrepreneurship and Immigration: America's New Immigrant Entrepreneurs, Part IIA report released by the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation that tracked the educational backgrounds of immigrant entrepreneurs who were ke...
"The Walk": This morning WBEZ's Alison Cuddy and Natalie Moore attended the School of the Art Institute's fashion show dress rehearsal. The official runway show, dubbed "The Walk, and the scholarship benefit dinner happens tonight. Alison and Natalie review the student show, which is celebrating 79 years. What is your fashion inspiration?
#thewalk #saic #fashion2013Liz Avery
headed to cover the #walk @SAIC w/ @natalieymoore. asking student designers about their fashion inspirations - what are yours? tell us!alison cuddy
#SAIC Fashion ShowAlanna Lamma