At 1871, what happens next, happens here: startups and founders explore ideas, build solutions, launch products, and grow businesses.
Impact Chicago and beyond
Become a part of our inspirational community of founders, innovators, and partners that accelerate innovation, solve hard problems, and push the boundaries of what’s possible.
Equipping Founders and Innovators
Becoming a Founder is an extraordinary act. Staying competitive means access to collaborative networks and cutting edge talent. Discover the resources, tools, people, mentors, and programs you need to become and stay successful.
Starting a business is hard. As a member, you won’t just have access to a community of fellow founders, startups, and resources, you will also meet the mentors, universities, and neighborhood and corporate partners that can propel your business forward.