1871 provides co-working space, along with a sense of community and features educational programming, events and seminars to help foster the growth of digital startups in Chicago. Many refer to it as "a start up for start ups."
The name "1871" was inspired by the period of rapid innovation that followed immediately after The Great Chicago Fire in October of that year, when leading engineers, designers and builders came together to build a new city.
I've visited 1871 several times (located in the Merchandise Mart) and they definitely could use more females. What are you waiting for?
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Photo courtesy: ©Laurel Delaney 2012, "1871"