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Rotary After Work: Tour of 1871

ARRIVE at 5:30 For networking and refreshments
TOUR at 6:00
LIGHT DINNER at 6:30

1871 IS CHICAGO'S CENTER FOR TECHNOLOGY AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP

The story of the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 isn’t really about the fire. It’s about what happened next: A remarkable moment when the most brilliant engineers, architects and inventors came together to build a new city. Their innovations – born of passion and practical ingenuity – shaped not just Chicago, but the modern world. What started 140 years ago continues to this day.

Founded in 2012, 1871 was created to support Chicago’s digital startup community. 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 150,000 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.

When:
Tuesday, February 6, 2018, 5:30 PM until 7:30 PM
Where:
1871
http://www.rotaryone.org
222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212
Chicago, IL  60654

312-372-3900
Category:
Rotary After Work
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Conor Gee,
president

David Phelps,
chief administrative officer

Nancy Phelps,
member services  
 
Nancy Ashburn, 
accounting