1871 member Dave Turner of Waitbot was also in town and joined his 1871 colleagues who appeared at the White House summit for a photo. From left to right are Corbett Kull, 640 Labs; Turner; Lotika Pai, Q-It; 1871 CEO Howard Tullman; Canh Tran, Rippleshot; Rajesh Karmani, Zero Percent; and Feyi Olopade, CancerIQ. (1871 photo / April 9, 2014 / April 10, 2014)
Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871, and leaders of five startup companies from the Chicago-based co-working center participated in an entrepreneurship summit at the White House on Thursday. The day included a roundtable discussion and a meeting with Obama administration officials. The 1871 company leaders were Feyi Olopade of CancerIQ, Lotika Pai of Q-It, Corbett Kull of 640 Labs, Canh Tran of Rippleshot and Rajesh Karmani of Zero Percent. In a statement before the event, Tullman said he saw the event as “a wonderful way to showcase five of 1871’s most talented companies on the national stage.”