New Digital Entrepreneur Center to Further Boost Chicago's Digital Technology Community
The growing digital technology community in Chicago took another step forward Wednesday with the announcement of the opening of 1871, a center for digital entrepreneurs and tech startups. The space, which will open in the spring, will be located in the Merchandise Mart and serve as a home to digital entrepreneurs, designers, and developers.
Chicago’s digital technology community has been growing steadily in recent years and has become a hub for successful startups and entrepreneurs. 1871 is intended to continue the development of this vibrant community by providing resources, mentors, investors, creative ideas and much more.
The center will also feature some of the leading minds in the industry teaching classes, participating in events, and providing mentorship to aspiring digital entrepreneurs.
The Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center will manage 1871. The CEC is led by former Google executive Kevin Willer and works with the region’s most promising entrepreneurs to help them build high-growth, sustainable businesses.
To read the full announcement from Built in Chicago, click here.
To read a Crain’s Chicago Business story on 1871, click here.
To read a Chicago Tribune article, which also features information on the Chamber's Lance Pressl and his work on the Illinois Innovation Index, click here.