Female Tech Entrepreneurs in Chicago Get a Lift from Google, Lefkofsky Family Foundation

Chicago's tech incubator, 1871, has partnered with Google, the Lefkofsky Family Foundation, and the Motorola Mobility Foundation to create 1871 FEMTech, an initiative designed to help launch 10-15 women-owned tech start-ups per year, helping to bridge the severe gender gap in the tech industry.

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Behind Eric and Liz Lefkofsky’s Decision to Sign the Giving Pledge

“We believe, with the others who have signed this Pledge, that we are truly on the cusp of life-changing achievements that will improve our collective quality of life, and have an everlasting impact on generations to come,” said Groupon founder Eric Lefkofsky and his wife in their letter signaling their intention to give at least half their wealth to charitable causes.
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