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1871 Careers
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Careers - Office Life
 Cool & Collaborative
Office Life
Cool & Collaborative
With more than 75,000 square feet of working space, 1871 has an open concept and flexible environment that allows its members room to grow and a place to share ideas freely. The structure of the space provides an opportunity for members to learn from the people and businesses around them first-hand—with a large auditorium, reserved spaces, shared co-working spaces, classrooms, conference rooms, a community style kitchen and a cafe.
1871 Member Companies Have Created Over 1,000 Jobs In Two Years
Careers - What 1871 Does
 1871 101
What 1871 Does
1871 101
1871 is Chicago’s entrepreneurial hub for digital start-ups. With over 75,000 square-feet of facility space and continuing to expand, 1871 provides Chicago based start-ups with space, daily programming and events, connectivity, access to mentors, educational resources, potential investors, and a community of like-minded entrepreneurs. 1871 strives to help its exceptional 250+ start-ups—and their amazing designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs—build a path to successful businesses.
1871 Is Home To Over 280 Businesses With Dreams To Change The World
Careers - 1871 in the World
 Leaders From Legacy
1871 in the World
Leaders From Legacy
The story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 isn’t really about the fire—it’s about what happened next. A remarkable moment when the most brilliant engineers, architects, and inventors came together to build a new city, 1871 carries on their legacy by promoting innovation—born of passion and practical ingenuity—that can shape not just Chicago, but the modern world.
 
 
“1871 may be the most energetic spot in Chicago. On any given day, you'll find 500 entrepreneurs building companies and making connections with industry leaders, investors, and peers.”
–Steven Collens
Board Of Directors at 1871 & SVP Of The Pritzker Group
 
“1871 may be the most energetic spot in Chicago. On any given day, you'll find 500 entrepreneurs building companies and making connections with industry leaders, investors, and peers.”
 
 
“For me, the most important element of the 1871 experience is the access to continued education. Through chance encounters, mentoring sessions, office hours, and workshops I have been able to acquire a tremendous amount of knowledge.”
-Heidi Brown
Co-Founder & CMO of OptionsAway
 
“For me, the most important element of the 1871 experience is the access to continued education. Through chance encounters, mentoring sessions, office hours, and workshops I have been able to acquire a tremendous amount of knowledge.”
 
 
“In addition to being the largest digital start-up incubator in the U.S—both in terms of the number of member companies and our physical size—we have assembled the most comprehensive and diverse assembly of assets.”
-Howard Tullman
CEO
 
“In addition to being the largest digital start-up incubator in the U.S—both in terms of the number of member companies and our physical size—we have assembled the most comprehensive and diverse assembly of assets.”