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Hispanic Technology Incubator

The 1871/IHCC Hispanic Technology Incubator program provides access to mentors and tailored content designed specifically around the individual businesses admitted to the incubator. It also contributes to IHCC’s ongoing partnership with 1871, which supports Hispanic entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and students with educational programming, networking opportunities, and other resources.

Impact

  • 25 entrepreneurs to date
  • 230 hours of instruction
  • 655 new client introductions
  • 20 advisory boards created
  • 40 jobs created
  • $140K in monthly combined revenue
  • $1.1M in non-traditional capital raised

 

The program was launched in November 2016 with an inaugural cohort of 12 Latinx-owned technology companies. The incubator is focused on fostering opportunities for Hispanic-owned technology companies and provides educational programming, resources, funding and technological support. It is operated as a full partnership between 1871 and IHCC.

 

Check out Cohort 2’s pitch presentations at their 2017 Showcase:

 

More About Illinois Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

IHCC empowers entrepreneurs to start and grow their businesses. We are a community of business owners, entrepreneurs and professionals committed to empowering individuals through economic growth. With decades of combined business experience, IHCC engages entrepreneurs through community advocacy, networking, and innovative one-on-one training designed to help them be leaders and agents of change in today’s world. We contribute to the financial strength of the economy by helping businesses create jobs, increase their revenue and be more profitable.

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