DePaul at 1871

DePaul University joined 1871 in July 2016 as a cross-campus collaboration between the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the Driehaus College of Business, College of Computing and Digital Media (CDM), College of Law, and Academic Affairs. DePaul University’s 1871 space, located on University Road, offers students, recent alumni, and faculty from across the university the opportunity to plug into Chicago’s entrepreneurship ecosystem.

COMING SOON: 1871 will be rolling out a new system for University partners to reserve space (1.18DePaul Office) and register for1871 workshops.

Access to 1871 Through DePaul

  • Get approved: apply for access to the 1871 DePaul office through this link. Once we approve your application, you will receive instructions on how to reserve the DePaul 1.18 Space and register for workshops.
  • Eligibility: Students from every college across the university are welcome to apply to reserve workspace in the 1871 DePaul office. Recent DePaul alumni also have access to 1871 up to 6 months after their graduation date.

DePaul University 1871 Membership Manual

Please review the DePaul University 1871 Membership Manual for more information on eligibility, access, policies, and procedures.

About 1871

1871 tops the UBI Global list of Top University-Affiliated Business Incubators in the country, and DePaul University has a space for students and faculty to use and join with the 1871 community.

1871 was created to support Chicago’s digital startup community in 2012. Since that time, it has become the hub for the city’s thriving technology and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Today 1871 is the home of more than 400 early-stage, high-growth digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart, this 120,000 square foot facility is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators, industry-specific incubators, tech talent schools, the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition — the state’s leading technology advocate, a number of Chicago-based VCs, and satellite offices for Northwestern University, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, DeVry University, and DePaul University.

Chicago’s brightest digital designers, engineers and entrepreneurs are shaping new technologies, disrupting old business models, and resetting the boundaries of what’s possible. If that sounds like you, join us.Come to a place where you can share ideas, make mistakes, work hard, build your business and, with a little luck, change the world.

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Read more about DePaul at 1871:

DePaul is getting its own space at 1871  

DePaul Joins 1871 to Expand Entrepreneurship Beyond Business School