Collaboration is necessary to accelerate innovation and provide better solutions to our customers.

What we do for startups

We’re here to give startups the resources they need to drive their IoT business. Together with 1871 and Bosch, we offer workshops, consulting and mentoring as well as an introduction to the Bosch IoT Cloud and software developer portal.

Our strong community of developers, entrepreneurs and IoT enthusiasts are the base of the Chicago Connectory. We provide a real space for people that are hungry for innovation to meet, exchange and engage in IoT collaboration opportunities acros industries

  • Benefits

    The Chicago Connectory provides a mix of community, technology and educational resources to help find, build and maintain IoT partnerships in a prime downtown location, such as:

    • Access to mentors from Bosch, 1871, faculty from Chicago-area universities and executives from local corporations
    • Open working spaces and project team areas
    • Project collaboration areas
    • Space to host events and activities
    • Access to events at 1871 and at the Connectory
    • A community of like-minded passionate developers and entrepreneurs

    The space itself is equipped with a range of amenities to support our members with their activities. These include a community kitchen, whiteboards and TVs, snacks, 24/7 controlled access and a variety of smart devices.

  • Events & Workshops

    The Connectory hosts programs for the IoT community on a regular basis including IoT meetups, workshops and guest speaker sessions. All are accessible for members and non-members. To learn more about the Connectory programs, follow us on Twitter @connectory or connect us via Facebook.

  • Community

    We firmly believe that a strong and active community is the key to building up and driving IoT innovation in the City of Chicago and the Midwest. As a result, we have made providing a space and supporting the growth of this community our mission.

Plans & Pricing


Our membership option for individuals with technical skills in IoT


$ 350
Tailored to startups in the growing IoT ecosystem


Coming soon!
Estimated launch Jan. 2018