A shared passion for innovation and change.

Harris Pubic Policy and 1871 share a passion for innovative thinking, an entrepreneurial spirit, data, and technology.

“This is an ideal location for the Evening Master’s Program. By combining our world-class faculty with 1871’s dynamic facility, students will gain access to the latest technology and social science methods to design policies that work for society.”

Misho Ceko, chief operating officer at Harris Public Policy

The City's Thriving Technology and Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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.

Membership is Included

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.