WMNtech Pitch Competition

Early-stage women-identifying tech founder? Get the funding and support you need to drive your business forward. Pitch to receive investments and services from some of the leading venture firms and corporations in the Midwest. Free, public.Important dates1871 is hosting a three-round pitch competition, in which early stage women-led tech startups will pitch their company for […]

ScaleUp 2023

Hybrid Event

Learn best business practices from tech experts at the 7th Annual ScaleUp Chicago, happening both in-person and virtually on Wednesday, May 10, 2023! This year’s program integrates 1871’s full tech continuum of founders, growth-scalers, and corporate innovators for a day of learning, networking, and sharing stories of success. Join in-person or virtually on May 10, […]

Juneteenth 2023


Join 1871 for Juneteenth, an all-inclusive and family friendly event that focuses on the importance of this day and bringing the community together to practice active allyship. Join at this family friendly event as we come together to honor & be inspired by Black entrepreneurship & innovation. This signature event will provide opportunities to network, […]

Momentum Awards 2023


The 1871 Momentum Awards is the celebration of tech innovation in Chicago. Each year, they invite the community to self-nominate or nominate a company/individual doing great work in the tech community. Keep an eye out for the official nominations period announcement! Find out about event details of Momentum Awards 2023. Become a Connectory Member Get […]

Favicon Connectory

Connect with Us!

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza
Suite 570
Chicago, IL 60654