We’re Offering Summer Internships!
We “Graduated” from 1871’s WiSTEM Sixth Cohort!
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 […]
What’s Been Happening?!
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 […]
Check Out Photos from the Big Idea Awards!
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! […]
We Joined the FUND!
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.
We’re a Big Idea Awards Finalist!
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 […]
Check Out Photos from Pop! Con!
We’re a bit behind in sharing the news here. But in case you haven’t heard, we’re a finalist for the RedEye’s Big Idea Awards! And we couldn’t be more excited!!! The fourth annual awards serve as a chance for “entrepreneurs, innovators and dreamers” to present their ideas to members of the public. More than 90 […]
We Fell Short, But It’s Okay!
We had a great time Saturday at Franklin Park Public Library’s first Pop! Con — a convention that celebrated various aspects of pop culture, from comic books to tabletop gaming! Check out the photo gallery below! All photos were provided the Franklin Park Public Library. To see the entire album, click here.
Our Summer Story Stops!
We learned this week that we unfortunately weren’t named a finalist for the Chicago Innovation Awards, but that doesn’t mean we won’t try again next year! We were still honored to be among this year’s 530 nominees that created close to 24,000 new jobs. Now, the judges have narrowed the list to 100 finalists, and […]
We’re a Nominee for the Chicago Innovation Awards!
We have had a busy summer gathering Happenstance stories for the launch of our River North test pilot this fall! We still have plenty of work to do and know that our October goal is still a little far off. So, to satisfy your growing eagerness, here’s a quick roundup of our story spots so […]
We’re very excited to announce that Happenstance is a nominee for this year’s Chicago Innovation Awards! To give you a quick idea, the Chicago Innovation Awards annually recognize new, innovative products and services in the Chicago-area. And previous winners have included a range of companies from Tesla to CTA to EveryBlock. Last year, the awards […]