AI Innovation Lab Info Session (Option 1)

Online Event

1871’s AI Innovation Lab enables early startups, connecting them to growth-scalers, corporates, and VCs with the goal of collectively solving problems with cutting-edge technology. Join 1871 to learn more about the program, which brings together early stage founders, growth stage companies, corporate partners, VC’s and industry leaders in the same virtual room to network, collaborate, […]

Spotlighting Black Innovation – 1871’s Celebration of Black History Month

Hybrid

 Join 1871 virtually or in person for networking and a panel celebrating Black Innovation, to help mark Black History Month. Join 1871 in collaboration with MATTER & mHUB on Thursday, February 23rd from 5:00 - 6:30 PM CST for the Spotlighting Black Innovation panel in celebration of Black History Month! This event will be presented […]

AI Innovation Lab Info Session (Option 2)

Online Event

1871’s AI Innovation Lab enables early startups, connecting them to growth-scalers, corporates, and VCs with the goal of collectively solving problems with cutting-edge technology. Join 1871 to learn more about the program, which brings together early stage founders, growth stage companies, corporate partners, VC’s and industry leaders in the same virtual room to network, collaborate, […]

International Women’s Day 2023

Hybrid Event

Continue #EmbracingEquity with a community of innovators, supporters, and allies at 1871's annual International Women’s Day! This experience includes programming for founders and leaders, networking, keynote, & lunch. This is a public event. For more information on workshops, keynote, agenda and registration please see here ______________________ Become a Connectory Member

WMNtech Pitch Competition

Are you an early stage women-identifying tech founder looking for an opportunity to get the funding and support you need to drive your business forward? Pitch your company for the chance to receive investments and services from some of the leading venture firms and corporations in the Midwest. Free to enter. Open to the public, […]

2023 National Shared Mobility Summit

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza 222 West Merchandise Mart Plaza, #570, Chicago

Climate change plagues communities, traffic deaths remain high, and public spaces continue to prioritize personal vehicles. We must build upon and hold ourselves accountable to advance shared mobility. Join us May 2-4 in Chicago for the 2023 National Shared Mobility Summit to be part of a shared vision. With speeches, workshops, panels, networking, and field […]

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

In-person

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

Hybrid

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.

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