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Founded in 2012, 1871 was created to support Chicago’s digital startup community. Since that time, it has become the hub for the city’s thriving technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Today 1871 is the home of 500 early-stage, high-growth digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart, this 150,000 square foot facility is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators, industry-specific incubators, tech talent schools, the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition — the state’s leading technology advocate, a number of Chicago-based VCs, and satellite offices for a number of Universities.

Chicago’s brightest digital designers, engineers and entrepreneurs are shaping new technologies, disrupting old business models, and resetting the boundaries of what’s possible. If that sounds like you, join us.
Come to a place where you can share ideas, make mistakes, work hard, build your business and, with a little luck, change the world.
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Brittany Ferrin

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Recruiting Program Lead @1871 Chicago

Manny Ozaeta

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Total raised

$2.5M

Funded over

1 round

Latest round

Jun 2014

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