Incubators, Accelerators & Programs
1871 is home to several nationally-recognized accelerators – fixed-term, cohort-based programs that support specially selected startups in target industries. If you are interested in applying your startup for any of these accelerators or simply want to learn more, check out the below!
Sente Advisory is an international accelerator that works with high-potential entrepreneurs and helps them scale to the global stage at 1871.
Launched in 2015 by 1871, WiSTEM (Women in STEM) is a 16-week curriculum-based program that connects women to capital, community, and technology resources.Learn More
The Techstars Accelerator program in Chicago attracts a diverse set of founders from all over the world and provides access to investment, mentorship, and collaboration with other top entrepreneurs.
A national not-for-profit built by U.S. military veterans, Bunker Labs provides educational programming, mentorship, events, and thriving local networks to support veteran entrepreneurs.
An accelerator for real-estate startups, Elmspring leverages an unparalleled network of housing professionals, mentors, investors, and strategic partners to help new companies jumpstart their growth.
FamilyFarmed is driven by the social mission to advance the Good Food movement and support businesses, systems, and infrastructure that promote the growth of local food.
The joint incubator program will provide access to mentors and tailored content designed specifically around the individual businesses admitted to the incubator. It will also contribute to IHCC’s ongoing partnership with 1871, which supports Hispanic entrepreneurs, technology professionals, and students with educational programming, networking opportunities, and other resources.