In Chicago, there are a lot of incubators and accelerators. 1871 is a community of, and for startups. Being a technology-focused incubator, 1871 has created a network of members who have gone through the program. The entire premise behind 1871 is that “we are a city of builders”. created in idea in 2011 and put into action in 2012, 1871 is home to about 500 early-state tech startups. Being located in Chicago, 1871 is an icon for tech universities around the city. 1871 values inclusion and diversity, which they state as “The absence of exclusion is not enough”, which ripples through all aspects of their work. While being an incubator program, 1871 offers connections to incubators, accelerators, and other programs.
Read more about 1871: https://1871.com/