HindSight - The Perspiration Principles -You Get What You Work for, Not What You Wish for.

HINDSIGHT - THE PERSPIRATION PRINCIPLES : YOU GET WHAT YOU WORK FOR, NOT WHAT YOU WISH FOR.

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THE THING THAT DISTINGUISHES ONE PERFORMER FROM ANOTHER IS HOW HARD HE OR SHE WORKS. THAT'S IT. AND WHAT'S MORE, THE PEOPLE AT THE VERY TOP DON'T WORK JUST OR EVEN MUCH HARDER THAN EVERYBODY ELSE. THEY WORK MUCH, MUCH HARDER.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Intelligentsia exits 1871 — what's taking the cafe's place?

Intelligentsia at 1871 - Crain's photo
Intelligentsia at 1871
Crain's photo
You won't be able to get your Intelligentsia fix at 1871 after Halloween.
The Chicago-based gourmet coffee shop is leaving the 12th floor of the Merchandise Mart that's home to the city's best-known tech incubator. As the folks at 1871 consider a replacement, they're thinking about the potential beyond coffee, perhaps a Genius Bar.
Intelligentsia was beloved for its java, but its prices and speed of service seemed less than a perfect fit for a place full of young tech entrepreneurs with little money or time to spare. Barred from advertising in the Mart as a condition of its lease, Intelligentsia struggled to draw a clientele beyond the 1,000 or so people who pass through 1871 each day. Intelligentsia exercised an option to exit its lease, said Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871.
"It was purely a revenue thing," Mr. Tullman said.
A spokesman for Intelligentsia did not return a call for comment.
It's not clear whether another coffee shop will move into the space, which is a high-traffic location just inside the door of 1871.
 - Howard Tullman
Howard Tullman
With a new 25,000-foot expansion of 1871 recently completed, Mr. Tullman said, "We'll probably rethink the entire entryway.
"One of the things I want to do is see is if there could be a use beyond coffee – more food, different food – anything from Jamba Juice to Freshii. Who knows? The other thought is that location is fairly prominent, so one of the ideas we were talking about is potentially an Apple Genius Bar."
In the meantime, high-end coffee machines will be installed.

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1871 Expansion Helps Chicago’s Future Thrive

1871 Expansion Helps Chicago’s Future Thrive

Photo: The Bunker Incubator
Last week, Chicago’s iconic 1871 incubator held a ribbon cutting for its 25,000 square foot expansion. This growth allows 1871 to extend what it is already great at – being an incubator of incubators, and an accelerator of accelerators. It is one of the elements that make 1871, and this expansion, unique. A goal of the expansion is to nurture vertically focused incubators in the areas of food tech, education tech, financial tech, Internet of Things, and veteran tech and WiSTEM (women-owned startups). Having industry-focused incubators in place ensures a pipeline of economic activity in the spaces that will drive growth and employment for Chicago.
Then there is this second unique element to this expansion: It will provide the space for 1871 “alumni companies” to stay on within the 1871 ecosystem. Alums will be able to continue to leverage the 1871 programming as well as the space. Further, they will be situated near offices allocated to several forward-thinking venture capital companies who want to take advantage of opportunities for investment in the Chicago market. Having VCs located near the more mature companies places the right parties together at the right time.
CEO Howard Tullman and COO Tom Alexander have many plans for additional amenities, including media recording, broadcasting space, and (of course) a choice spot for their Microsoft Perceptive Pixel. With this expansion, 1871 furthers itself down the path of being more than a center for startup activity. It is becoming an epicenter for economic development in general for the City of Chicago. To quote Todd Connor (CEO of The Bunker), it makes this “an exciting time for Chicago as we define our future as a city that believes in the dreamers, the builders, the risk takers”.

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