Welcome to the startup experience for students. Collaborate with peers across the city, 1871 founders, and mentors to gain an understanding of how to put a product to market.
What is Campus 1871?
Each year, 1871 and their university partners team up to create Campus 1871 to simulate the experience of building and pitching a business for prospective student founders! It’s an immersive experience that builds skills in collaboration, ideation, and problem-solving.
Campus 1871 is put on through exclusive partnerships with the following universities:
Hack the Weekend
Two days of intensive workshops, lectures, and mentoring where student-led teams:
- Attend talks by keynote speakers
- Utilize 1871 mentors
- Pitch their businesses to a panel of Chicago tech and industry leaders
- Win the grand prize for the first place team!
*Note, you must attend the entire event to be eligible: Saturday, April 4, 8:00 am through Sunday, April 5, 3:00 pm.
**Campus 1871 will close for the evening at 10:00 pm on Saturday and re-open on Sunday at 7:00 am.