Growth stage membership

Growth stage membership

Our growth stage membership enables scaling tech companies as they build momentum.

Champion spotlight

Learn about the growth stage experience straight from our members.

Michelle Michael
Michelle Michael

“Our partnership with 1871 has been invaluable. It’s been a wonderful avenue to connect with valuable talent and industry contacts, and the content that they provide free to their members is exceptional… from marketing skills to career development.”

Michelle Michael
Director, Brand + Recruitment
Basis Technologies

Joe DeCosmo
Joe DeCosmo

“1871 has provided my team and me with numerous opportunities to learn and network with Chicago’s Tech organizations. The events, webinars and awards bring together the best in Chicago Tech and make our partnership invaluable.”

Joe DeCosmo

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Jonathan Willams Headshot

“When I took the role to introduce Dialexa to the Chicago market, the first action I took was to join 1871. 1871 has been a significant help in getting connected into the Chicago technology community, both from a talent and brand awareness standpoint.”

Jonathan Williams
Partner, Chicago Market Leader

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Our growth stage members include some epic companies. View all!

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Accelerate your trajectory

Our growth membership offers tailored resources and impactful products in the following areas.


Dedicated marketing via 1871 social, newsletters, blog, and award-winning programming to elevate your brand.


Valuable connections and peer support to help you capitalize on every growth opportunity.


Robust recruiting and training products to help you onboard, cultivate, and invest in your people.

Meet with us

Discovery call

On demand | Virtual

Get real-time, personalized care.

Info session

Monthly | 60 mins | Virtual

Learn what it means to be a member.

Our growth stage pod

Our dedicated growth stage team will help you learn the benefits of joining our community so you can start your path forward to meet your goals!

Derrick Davis
Director of Growth Partnerships

Jessie Irons 
Director of Growth Membership

Jonathan Goodell

Jonathan Goodell
Manager of Growth Stage Memberships

Choose your experience

As an 1871 growth stage member, you’ll receive the following benefits regardless of your level. 

Membership levels


Join our network


Expand your reach and relevance


Impact the community

For a quote or pricing information please schedule a call and connect with our team.

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Learn more about are current growth members and what they’ve been up to!

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Here we’ll get to know your company or team and be able to dive deeper into what unique 1871 offering will best fit your milestones.