1871, Chicago's Entrepreneurial Hub for Digital Start-ups, is hosting the Chicago College Startup Competition (CCSC). Working in conjunction with ThinkChicago, this will involve 1871 providing up to 10 full-time Memberships to the 50,000 square-foot networking and business incubation space in The Merchandise Mart. The spaces will be for entrepreneurs who started their businesses while in college and want to continue after graduation by moving to Chicago. The winners of the competition will receive a full free year at 1871, including desk space, mentorship services, a support group of College Startups currently at 1871, and all of the amenities that are made available to startups at the facility. The idea is to attract some of the top startups in the nation directly to the city and give them the support and resources they need to succeed.
We are actively seeking businesses started in college, along with winners of the top college startup contests, both of whom are looking for space to grow. If this sounds like you, we strongly encourage your submission. Learn more at: http://www.1871.com/ccsc/