1871 is what startup dreams are made of. Home to more than 400 early-stage, high-growth digital startups, the space that took its name from the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 has changed the local entrepreneurship scene in just four short years. Their philosophy? The story of the Chicago fire isn’t really about the fire. It’s about what happened next—a great force of collaboration, creativity and innovation that rebuilt a city. Among building and learning, advising and networking, the advantages of a co-working space are many and they extend to way more than beautiful, shared office spaces and free wi-fi. It’s about creating a community. It’s about connecting to something greater than ourselves. About being true to a mission and values. Sharing ideas and making mistakes. And getting things done.
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Best of Chicago 2016