Chief Executive Officer Ricardo Arcia provides guidance and technical support to startups and entrepreneurs of the nation’s #1 ranked University-affiliated incubator
After months of discussing the hundreds of interesting ventures within 1871’s startup hub and the number of digital challenges they face, Teravision is proud to announce a partnership with this prestigious incubator and Ricardo Arcia’s participation in their mentorship program.
Ricardo and his team will be hosting weekly sessions with the various founders and stakeholders at 1871’s startups and helping them become and remain competitive in the digital age. Topics of conversation include but are not limited to:
-MVP Development and Software Roadmap Planning
-Technical Resource Management and Team Structure
-Desktop and Native/Hybrid Mobile Apps
-Wireframing and UX/UI Design
-Cloud Computing and Data
As a product of these mentorship sessions, Ricardo will help entrepreneurs with:
-Determining the ideal way forward with their software products based on their needs, whether it’s a vague idea or existing app
-Assembling a team to build, modify or maintain their software
-Managing the time and budget required to develop their software
-Bringing their product to market and expanding it to acquire more customers of investors
1871 startups that utilize any of the aforementioned technologies can benefit from the partnership as it addresses common challenges by non-technical or less technical founders. Additionally, the partnership will benefit technology stakeholders that lack the bandwidth to launch their software initiatives on time and budget.
“We’re delighted to partner with Teravision and equip our members with an entire suite of digital resources and assets,” said 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler. “We’re always looking for new ways to provide our founder community with unfair advantages at scale. This partnership helps us deliver that opportunity by giving our members the ability to build first-class digital products regardless of their technical expertise.”
1871 is a not-for-profit organization that exists to inspire, equip, and support founders to build great businesses. It is the #1 ranked university-affiliated business incubator in the world, and the home of ~500 high-growth technology startups and ~1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. Located in a 140,000 square-foot space in The Merchandise Mart, 1871 has 350 current mentors available to its members, as well as more than 100 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds and other organizations that make its extensive matrix of resources possible.
“We are extremely excited to exchange interesting ideas with so many brilliant minds,” said Ricardo. “As a company, we live and breathe tech startups, and hearing entrepreneurs’ pitches on how they plan to solve the world’s problems never gets old for us. Being able to help them reach their goals and see them succeed is what keeps us going.”