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Harris Pubic Policy and 1871 share a passion for innovative thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, data, and technology.
1871 is a not-for-profit organization that exists to inspire, equip, and support founders to build great businesses. It is the #1 ranked university-affiliated business incubator in the world and the home of ~500 high-growth technology startups and ~1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. Located in a 140,000 square-foot space in The Merchandise Mart, 1871 has 350 current mentors available to its members, as well as more than 100 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds, and other organizations that make its extensive matrix of resources possible.
Students in the Evening Master's Program will get a Night and Weekend Membership to 1871 included as part of their tuition, providing access to 1871's facilities, network, co-working space, business services, workshops, and programming.