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Jan 14, 2014, 10:01 ET

Governor Quinn Celebrates Successful Startups at 1871

 Governor Pat Quinn today joined 1871, Chicago's leading hub for digital startups, to honor 26 alumni companies for their astonishing success...

Nov 23, 2013, 09:00 ET

Howard Tullman Named New CEO Of 1871

 Chicago's leading digital hub, 1871 today announced that Howard Tullman will become its new CEO. Mr. Tullman succeeds Kevin Willer, a founder...

Aug 23, 2012, 09:00 ET

The CEC to Honor Glenn Tilton, Michael Ferro, and Three Growth Companies at the 2012 Momentum Awards Dinner

 The CEC, the non-profit organization committed to supporting, promoting and growing the startup community in Chicago, today announced the...

Oct 07, 2011, 02:41 ET

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center's Momentum Awards Honor the Chicago Startup Scene

As part of its ongoing efforts to promote and grow the startup community in Chicago, the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) held its fourth...

Sep 22, 2011, 11:00 ET

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center and Brad Keywell Launch Future Founders Foundation

Brad Keywell, Co-Founder of Lightbank, and Kevin Willer, President & CEO, Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) today joined entrepreneurial...

Jun 01, 2011, 12:03 ET

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Selects Three Growth Companies as Finalists for the 2011 Merrick Momentum Award

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) today announced the three finalists for its prestigious Merrick Momentum Award: - GrubHub...

Mar 17, 2011, 08:00 ET
Google executive Kevin Willer accepts CEO position of Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.  (PRNewsFoto/Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center)

Google Executive to Lead Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) today announced Google executive Kevin Willer will take over as the organization's CEO on April 4,...

Feb 17, 2011, 12:37 ET

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center Selects 11 Companies for Its Premier Mentoring Program

The CEC would like to recognize the 11 companies that were selected for the second "CAP 20" class of clients: Balanced IT Solutions, FinanceSeer,...

May 06, 2010, 12:15 ET

Teen Entrepreneurs From Chicago's South Side Brave 'Shark Tank'-Like Competition and Vie for $30,000 in Prizes

The Honorable Richard M. Daley kicks off the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center's Future Founders program student business plan competition at ESPN...

Mar 09, 2010, 18:46 ET

Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, US Department of Commerce, Economic Development Administration Launch $1.4 Million Mentoring Program to Spur Economic Development and Job Creation in Illinois

The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) recently secured a two-year, $716,853 matching grant from the US Department of Commerce, Economic...

May 14, 2007, 01:00 ET

Young Entrepreneurs Showcase Their Business Plans at Future Founders Competition

CHICAGO, May 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Student finalists from Gwendolyn Brooks College Prep and ACE (Architecture, Construction & Engineering)...

Jul 18, 2005, 01:00 ET

Tech Entrepreneur Michael W. Ferro, Jr. Named Co-Chairman of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center's Board of Directors

CHICAGO, July 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center (CEC) announced today that Michael W. Ferro, Jr., founder and CEO of...

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