Tech Hub 1871 Filling Up with Quality Tenants
1871, a center offering flexible space for digital entrepreneurs and tech startups, will be home to a variety of entrepreneurs, young tech companies, venture funds and universities when it formally opens next week.
Several startups, including Code Academy and Food Genius, have decided to move into the space. Also planning to lease space are venture funds like New World Ventures and Hyde Park Angels.
From Crain’s Chicago Business:
University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Illinois Institute of Technology and University of Illinois also will have offices in the space. Excelerate Labs, the startup accelerator, also says it's leaving a loft in Greektown for 1871. The Illinois Science and Technology Coalition and Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center, which is managing the programs at the facility, also are moving in.
“We've got two of the top five business schools in the country; a top design school and a top computer-science program – they'll all be in one hallway,” says Kevin Willer, CEO of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.
The hub is intended to continue the development of Chicago’s vibrant, growing tech community and will take advantage of some of the leading minds in the industry to teach and provide mentorship to aspiring digital entrepreneurs.
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