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We’re more than a Co-working space
We’re an Innovation Ecosystem



1871 offers traditional co-working space, as well as a number of private offices spaces and meeting rooms to accommodate the many stages of a company’s growth. Whatever your space needs, you can find a home for your business at 1871. Facilities include:

  • Vibrant, energetic workspaces
  • High-Speed Internet & Printer Access
  • Locker Rentals
  • On-site Freshii, plus snack and coffee machines
  • Prime location in The Merchandise Mart in River North, surrounded by shopping, dining, and entertainment with easy access to public transit
Workshops &<br/>Mentorships

Workshops &

1871 members have full access to our extensive programming:

Workshops: 1871 provides, on average, 30 workshops a month across a wide variety of topics and focus areas, including business, marketing, analytics, finance, legal, branding, personal and professional development, leadership, and more. Workshops are led by industry experts and are thoughtfully curated to help educate, inform, and inspire you to improve all facets of your business.

Mentorship: Entrepreneurship advice can be found anywhere, but the opportunity to develop a relationship with someone who knows the ropes and can help guide your journey is invaluable. There are more than 500 mentors at 1871 – successful entrepreneurs, investors, and experts – volunteering their time to help you learn and grow, totaling over 1,300 mentorship hours a month.



Whether you need a to make a private phone call, host a lunch meeting with your advisors, or organize a launch event for your company, 1871 has a variety conference and event spaces available for use by our members.

Benefits & <br />Perks

Benefits &

We are constantly working to ensure that entrepreneurship is a viable and sustainable career path. 1871 facilitates access to a number of exclusive benefits and perks, including:

  • Healthcare
  • 401k Retirement Plan
  • Student Loan Repayment
  • Hiring Resources
  • Travel and Lodging
  • Enterprise-Level Software
  • Wellness and Leisure
  • Access to co-working space around the country through our partnership with Google for Entrepreneurs and the North America Tech Hub Network


Let’s face it: the garage is overrated. It’s cold in the winter, hot in the summer, and lonely all year-round. It’s hard to build a successful business, and it’s even harder if you’re not plugged in to a community of people who can become mentors, partners, investors, developers, customers and friends. That’s what 1871 is – a community of designers, coders and entrepreneurs who learn from each other, encourage each other, and share a journey up the steep startup learning curve.

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Plans and Pricing


24/7 Access to 1871
Reserved Seating + Powered Desk
Under-desk. locking pedestal


24/7 Access to 1871
Shared Co-Working Space
Locker Rentals Available ($25/Mo.)


Monday - Friday (5pm-8am)
Saturday & Sunday (all day)
Shared Co-Working Space
Locker Rentals Available ($25/Mo.)


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