Meet Our Final Intern, Madison Dong!

Last but not least, we give you our final deep-dive Q & A with our third summer intern, Madison Dong! Where do you go to school? Year in school? I’m a sophomore at Northwestern University, majoring in journalism and computer science. Describe yourself in three words. Honest, emotional, loving. Why did you get into journalism? […]

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Meet Our Next Intern, Andrea Michelson!

We have more deep-dive Q & A’s with our summer reporting interns! Next up, Andrea Michelson! Where do you go to school? Year in school? I am a rising junior at Northwestern University. Describe yourself in three words. I am independent, passionate and curious. Why did you get into journalism? I got into journalism for […]

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Meet Our Intern, Emmanuel Camarillo!

We wanted to get better acquainted with our summer reporting interns, so we did a deep-dive Q & A with each of them. First up, Emmanuel Camarillo! Where do you go to school? Year in school? I go to DePaul University, and I am in my final year as a graduate student. Describe yourself in […]

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Meet Our Summer Interns!!

We’re excited to introduce our summer reporting interns, who are scouring River North, Streeterville and the Gold Coast for little-known stories! We’re shooting to officially launch later this summer/early fall in these neighborhoods, so keep an eye out! Starting tomorrow, we’ll be sharing Q & A’s with our interns so you could learn more about […]

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Audio + Location = Good Things

We still have plenty to do as we get closer to launching, but that doesn’t mean we don’t take time every so often to educate ourselves on current trends. Last week, we attended RAIN’s Online Audio Advertising Summit and learned several interesting things about the audio industry. Here were our top five takeaways. Audio is […]

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We’re Offering Summer Internships!

We’re gearing up to finally launch this summer and looking to expand our Happenstance team to help us get there! Check out our available positions and how you could apply. We’re accepting applications through May 15. We’d love to hear from you!Read more about our summer reporting internship! Read more about our summer social media internship! Read […]

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We “Graduated” from 1871’s WiSTEM Sixth Cohort!

If you have been following us on social media, you probably saw peeks into our journey through 1871’s reputable WiSTEM program for women entrepreneurs! We learned a ton and met a lot of great women! But somehow, those 12 weeks flew by and today already marks the one-month anniversary since our showcase day. Founders from […]

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What’s Been Happening?!

It’s been quite a year for us at Happenstance! We hired a CEO, were featured in Success Magazine, were selected as an exhibiting company at the FUND Conference, became a finalist at the RedEye’s annual Big Idea Awards, among other exciting achievements. And most recently, we were accepted into 1871’s WiSTEM (Women in STEM) program! […]

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Check Out Photos from the Big Idea Awards!

We unfortunately weren’t a winner at the RedEye’s Big Idea Awards, but it was still a great experience! This year marked the largest number of applicants, and we were honored to be among so many inspiring finalists! Take a peek at some of the photos from this memorable night! Photography credit: Jeff Schear Visuals.

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We Joined the FUND!

In addition to being a Big Idea Awards finalist, we had the opportunity to be one of the nearly 100 exhibiting companies at last month’s FUND Conference! For those who might not know, the conference helps connect early-stage companies with angel investors, venture capitalists and more, which could hopefully lead to meaningful connections and eventually […]

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