Apr 6 2019


April 6 - 9, 2019


Merchandise Mart


222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza Suite 1212 Chicago, IL 60654, Chicago, IL 60612


For one weekend a year, 1871 brings together more than 100 students from local universities for the ultimate startup experience. Students come together to share ideas, collaborate and build out business solutions with mentoring and coaching from 1871 entrepreneurs. The weekend concludes with a pitch competition in front of a panel of top leaders in Chicago’s tech community for assorted prizes.

1871’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse community is an integral component of the Campus 1871 experience. The mentors and speakers who participate throughout Campus 1871 are team members, 1871 university partner staff and 1871 members who offer their time and guidance to provide an authentic Chicago Startup experience.

The weekend will include Startup 101 crash courses, keynote speakers, mentorship, pitches, and a grand prize for the winning team! The purpose of Campus 1871 is to provide students with an opportunity to simulate the experience of building and running their own business.

*Note, you must be able to attend the entire event in order to be eligible, from Saturday, April 6 at 8 am through Sunday, April 7 at 3:30 pm.


Kristin Roadman

Date posted

Jan 24, 2019

Date updated

Jan 25, 2019