The power of Chicagoland

Whether you are an entrepreneur, small business owner, or local organization, you play a role in making Chicago great. We’re here to support you with access to resources, opportunities to expand your community, and the ability to highlight your success stories.

Uplifting local

1871 is committed to uplifting entrepreneurs and small businesses throughout the 77 Chicago neighborhoods through providing resources to solve tough challenges and grow.

Through DGTL and the Small Business Initiative(SBI), we provide entrepreneurs and small business owners with two distinct opportunities to engage in our community.

Stronger Together

1871 proudly partners with organizations
across Chicago’s neighborhoods.