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1871

Growing Tech Startups In Chicago

Growing Tech Startups In Chicago

1871 is here to prove that the entrepreneurs of Chicago are making a real impact on the world’s technological landscape. We’re home to 1500+ inventors, designers, creators, and do-ers who are building better, faster, cleaner solutions to everyday problems, and we’re committed to supporting them as they innovate for the future. Our mission is to provide diverse, digitally-enabled startups with access to space and connectivity, education and training resources, early-stage and venture capital and customers.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

Regional

Founded

2012

Website

1871.com

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation

Providing Joy For Kids With Cancer And Funds For Pediatric Cancer Scientific Research

Providing Joy For Kids With Cancer And Funds For Pediatric Cancer Scientific Research

The mission of Bear Necessities Pediatric Cancer Foundation is to eliminate pediatric cancer and to provide hope and support to those who are touched by it. Our mission is carried out through two programs. The “Bear Hugs Program” provides customized experiences to brighten the lives of pediatric cancer patients and immediate family support for financial burden and essential needs. The “Bear Discoveries Program” funds grants for medical research to find therapies and cures for pediatric cancers. Kathleen Casey founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in memory of her son Barrett “Bear” Krupa, who died at eight years old of cancer.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

United States

Founded

1992

Contact

Office@BearNecessities.org

(312) 214-1200

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Catapult Chicago

The Office Space You're Looking For, The Startup Community You Need

The Office Space You're Looking For, The Startup Community You Need

Our mission is to help tech startups navigate their growth phase from viable to thriving. We cultivate a tight-knit community of great founders and their companies in a top-notch, affordable space so that they can scale faster. Our core strategies are: peer selection, correct-sized space for a tight-knit community, curated programming, alumni engagement, no equity or investment involved, and access to service providers that are a great fit.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

State

Founded

2012

Contact

TheStartUps@CatapultChicago.com

(312) 238-8598

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Code Platoon

Coding Bootcamp For Veterans And Military Spouses

Coding Bootcamp For Veterans And Military Spouses

Code Platoon is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working to transform veterans and military spouses into professional software developers through an immersive, educational bootcamp, mentorship, and internship program. In the 14-week program, we employ hands-on, in-person training with each group of students to teach software design principles, modern software languages, and best practices. We optimize our students’ success by matching them with an industry mentor, who serves as a support system and connects them with a professional network of software developers. Training with Code Platoon frequently culminates in a paid internship with one of our corporate sponsors, and most of our graduates are hired into permanent roles within six months of graduation. Highly sought after by employers, our graduates report a median salary of $68,000 within six months of graduation and $100,000 within two years of graduation.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

United States

Founded

2015

Contact

Info@CodePlatoon.org

(312) 767-7673

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

GCE Lab School

21ST Century Thinkers, Innovators, Creators and Dreamers

21ST Century Thinkers, Innovators, Creators and Dreamers

GCE LAB SCHOOL is an independent high school that cultivates global citizens ready to meet the challenges of the 21st century. Our students participate in weekly field experiences, guest workshops, and case studies with professionals to embrace the inspiration and practicality of real-world education. Through blended, project-based learning, we foster a diverse community of learners who use the city as a classroom to develop the skills and knowledge necessary to courageously take action locally and globally.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

Local

Founded

2010

Contact

(312) 643-0991

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

H Foundation

Committed To Finding A Cure For Cancer Through Basic Science Cancer Research

Committed To Finding A Cure For Cancer Through Basic Science Cancer Research

Cancer is personal. We, at THE H FOUNDATION, are united by the common goal to make a difference in the fight against cancer through Basic Science Cancer Research to accelerate discoveries that can lead to cures. THE H FOUNDATION was created, as all great ideas are, by a few entrepreneurial friends over a cocktail called the Goombay Smash. Every summer, THE H FOUNDATION hosts the Goombay Bash, a Caribbean-style fundraising party that has raised over $8 million for the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University.

Headquarters

LaGrange, Illinois

Reach

State

Founded

2001

Contact

Info@HFoundation.org

(708) 352-5240

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

i.c.stars

Jumpstarts Tech Careers For Low-Income Adults

Jumpstarts Tech Careers For Low-Income Adults

Founded by a teacher who saw one of her most talented former students working for minimum wage as a housekeeper, i.c.stars seeks to create economic opportunities for people who are highly talented but lack career opportunities because of their socioeconomic background. Our two-year, development-and-leadership program combines project-based learning, full immersion teaching, and industry networking. The highly selective program, which accepts only 20 candidates out of 200 applicants for each class, focuses on Chicago-area, low-income young adults who demonstrate promising technology talent and an extraordinary dedication to positive community impact. Fundamental to i.c.stars is our belief that the more adversity we have faced, the more resilient we become.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

Regional

Founded

1999

Contact

info@icstars.org

(312) 640-3850

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Inflammatory Breast Cancer International Consortium

Worldwide Collaborative Research To End Inflammatory Breast Cancer

Worldwide Collaborative Research To End Inflammatory Breast Cancer

The Inflammatory Breast Cancer International Consortium (IBC-IC) gathers researchers, clinicians, healthcare centers and advocates around the world to share research, information and education about inflammatory breast cancer (IBC). The IBC-IC is focused on collaborating and advancing research that will not only lead to the best outcomes and cures for IBC throughout the world, but also improved screening, early detection and treatment options. IBC is a unique and very aggressive disease, accounting for one to five percent of all breast cancers diagnosed in the United States. It is frequently misdiagnosed and underreported – which is why worldwide collaborative research is so critical to ending IBC.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

International

Founded

2014

Website

IBCIC.org

Contact

Contact@IBCIC.org

(312) 472-6392

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Lazarex Cancer Foundation

Improve Patient Access To Cancer Clinical Trials

Improve Patient Access To Cancer Clinical Trials

At Lazarex Cancer Foundation, we remove the barriers to FDA clinical trial participation for advanced stage cancer patients by providing assistance with costs for trial participation and identification of clinical trial options. Covered costs can include transportation, lodging, and certain medical expenses. We focus on helping patients with all types of cancer, of all ages, from all walks of life. We aspire to improve cancer survival rates through screenings, early detection, and patient participation in clinical trials, with a focus on the medically underserved to address health disparities. Dana Dornsife founded the 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in memory of her brother-in-law, who died from pancreatic cancer but not before Dana identified a clinical trial that allowed him to live longer than expected and to spend more time with his family.

Headquarters

Danville, California

Reach

United States

Founded

2006

Contact

Info@Lazarex.org

(925) 820-4517

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

MakerGirl

Inspire Girls To Be Active In Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM)

Inspire Girls To Be Active In Science, Technology, Engineering And Math (STEM)

MAKERGIRL aims to inspire girls aged 7-10 years old about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), by offering sessions led by university women experienced with STEM. All of our sessions inspire girls to develop their creativity and technical skills through 3D printing and other cutting edge technologies. Girls design and print an object and learn about women leaders and innovative companies in STEM. Our mission is that MakerGirls become the driving impact for equality and diversity in both education and the workplace because they live and dream as unstoppable forces who say “Yes” to the STEM challenges of the future!

Headquarters

Champaign and Chicago, Illinois

Reach

Regional

Founded

2014

Contact

(618) 322-6078

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Alliance

Raising Global Awareness And Supporting Research Into Metaplastic Breast Cancer

Raising Global Awareness And Supporting Research Into Metaplastic Breast Cancer

The Metaplastic Breast Cancer Global Alliance is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded and administered by volunteers and supported by noted researchers and oncologists. Our mission is to help consolidate knowledge and support research into Metaplastic Carcinoma of the breast. This rare and aggressive form of breast cancer is often resistant to chemotherapy and – due to the lack of treatment options – is associated with a poor survival rate. By raising global awareness and supporting research, we seek to help advance more effective, targeted treatment options and help save lives.

Headquarters

Viera, Florida

Reach

International

Founded

2016

Contact

Admin@MPBCalliance.org

(321) 405-4194

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

mHUB

Innovation Center For Physical Product Development

Innovation Center For Physical Product Development

mHUB is the nation’s largest and fastest-growing innovation center for physical product development and manufacturing. We are a shared workspace community of more than 1,200 product designers and developers, entrepreneurs, engineers and manufacturers, a network of mentors, industry experts and investors, and a source of intellectual and economic capital. By galvanizing these connections, mHUB ensures that the Midwest region’s manufacturing industry continues to grow, lead, and reduce the cost and barriers to entry for physical product innovation. Our 63,000 square-foot facility contains 11 prototyping labs — including electronics, 3D printing, laser cutting, and more — as well as a microfactory for small production runs. mHUB’s mission is to develop an entrepreneurial ecosystem around physical products and hardware innovation and accelerate industry growth by cultivating a community of collaboration and connectivity between innovators, entrepreneurs, and manufacturers.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

United States

Founded

2017

Contact

Info@mHUBchicago.com

(312) 270-1052

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

re:work training

Reshaping Tech Hiring Trends To Increase Diversity And Workplace Inclusion

Reshaping Tech Hiring Trends To Increase Diversity And Workplace Inclusion

We teach Chicago's overlooked talent how to sell software, then help them land careers with top-tier employers. Our mission is to reshape hiring trends in tech for underserved communities by providing workforce and business development training. Almost all of our candidates are under-represented minorities from the South and West Sides of Chicago. With a job placement rate of 83% and an average starting salary of almost $50,000, we pride ourselves on helping candidates find meaningful work and more financial success than they would anywhere else. We believe in a world in which lasting workplace inclusion generates positive ripple effects across families, industries, and communities.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

Local

Founded

2016

Contact

info@reworktraining.org

(312) 585-6411

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Ryan Banks Academy

To Become Chicago’s First Tuition-Free, Inner-City Boarding School For Underserved Children

To Become Chicago’s First Tuition-Free, Inner-City Boarding School For Underserved Children

Having opened its doors this year for its first class of middle schoolers, the RYAN BANKS ACADEMY will serve as a day school before seeking to become Chicago's first tuition-free, inner-city, co-ed residential boarding school for underserved children in grades 7th through 12th. RYAN BANKS ACADEMY, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, combines a rigorous academic program with an integrated social emotional education to launch the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and world-changers. The curriculum is based on experiential and expeditionary adventure learning with a focus on STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) as well as extended field trips that allow the students to explore new environments and cultures. The school also heavily emphasizes the importance of social emotional learning, family involvement, and psychosocial support services for students. The school’s name honors Ryan Banks – a happy-go-lucky, 12-year-old boy – who was killed by gunfire just outside his home. Years later, his social worker assembled a team of community leaders to found the RYAN BANKS ACADEMY, so that underserved children in unsafe neighborhoods and from traumatic backgrounds could receive a high-quality education in a stimulating and protected environment.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

Local

Founded

2014

Contact

(312) 585-5883

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Thriving Elements

Create Access And Opportunities For Underrepresented Girls In STEM Through Mentoring

Create Access And Opportunities For Underrepresented Girls In STEM Through Mentoring

The daughter of immigrant parents, Janet Phan had to figure out ways to fund her higher education and navigate her own career path. Now a global technology and digital transformation consultant at PwC, Phan credits her advancement to several significant mentors who helped her to understand her own capabilities and untapped potential. THRIVING ELEMENTS aims to provide that same meaningful mentoring relationship to develop and empower young women in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) through high school, college and the early parts of their professional careers. The vision is that these young women in STEM will make a sustainable impact in their communities and inspire the next generation of women leaders.

Headquarters

Seattle, Washington

Reach

United States

Founded

2016

Contact

Mentoring@ThrivingElements.org

(206) 304-2602

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

We All Code

Free Computer Coding Programs For Kids And Teens To Spark Interest In STEM

Free Computer Coding Programs For Kids And Teens To Spark Interest In STEM

Our mission is to empower youth in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and encourage them to build their software development skills into a lifelong passion. We All Code offers free hands-on classes, courses, and camps at every level to help kids get excited about coding and web development. They learn a variety of front- and back-end coding software and work collaboratively with experienced mentors in the field. All students ages 7 to 17 are welcome, but particular emphasis is placed on reaching young girls, students of color, and children from low-income neighborhoods across the Chicagoland area. Formerly known as CoderDojoChi, We All Code was founded in an effort to help eliminate the barriers keeping girls and underserved youth from learning STEM skills.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

Local

Founded

2013

Contact

Hello@WeAllCode.org

(773) 869-6536

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Women Tech Founders

Accelerate The Number Of Powerful Women In Tech And Leadership

Accelerate The Number Of Powerful Women In Tech And Leadership

The mission of WOMEN TECH FOUNDERS is to inspire more women to pursue a career in technology and leadership. WTF tells the stories and lessons learned of women who are already making waves in the field, so that we can inspire, educate and connect women in the tech ecosystem, from startup founders to funders and leaders. We use storytelling, video and networking events to build deep connections, drive inclusiveness through profitablity, and infuse diversity into tech. Our vision is a tech industry that drives everyone’s potential to reach their dreams, advance business, and change the world.

Headquarters

Chicago, Illinois

Reach

International

Founded

2015

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profits
back to its charity partners.

Having the ability to order branded clothing and gear without maintaining inventory is an excellent way to increase awareness about our organization and keep costs down.

Sara Tyghter

Global Lyme Alliance

Stamford, CT

Working with CLOZTALK is so easy and so fun! Our partnership has resulted in a lot more people wearing our swag and sharing our mission, so it's a win- win- WIN!

Jenn Gibbons

Recovery On Water (ROW)

Chicago, IL

We are proud to be partnered with CLOZTALK! From the beginning, they've made it incredibly easy...I had to order some Wild Tomorrow Fund swag myself :) and it did not disappoint!!

Tori Gray

Wild Tomorrow Fund

New York, NY

All of the merchandise is terrific - comfortable, great quality, logo looks great.

Juliet Sorensen

Injustice Watch

Chicago, IL

Our charity link has only been live for a couple of days, and we already have had a lead from a baseball program that saw us on the CLOZTALK website and is interested in doing a collection drive for us. How cool is that?

Sherry Arthur

The Sports Shed

Chicago, IL

CLOZTALK gives us a way to promote an organization doing great work while also supporting them financially!

Monica Bryant

Triage Cancer

Chicago, IL

What better way to help your organization and spread the good will and love. Plus the product they can create, produce and deliver … we say in Italian “MAMMA MIA .. Che Bella!!

John Ambrogi

Imerman Angels

Chicago, IL

Ideal partners are the ones who bring resources you do not have, have the expertise you need and deliver a high-end product that enhances your brand. CLOZTALK is that partner. Having less administrative burden and better style in our merchandising has elevated Dreams for Kids!

Tom Tuohy

Dreams For Kids

Chicago, IL

Love this site! Love their mission! Love the apparel! My friends are now supporting my charity after seeing my fabulous track jacket!

Juli Rosten

Imerman Angels

Las Vegas, NV

It is great to see all of these wonderful non-profits listed and to learn about all of the great work they are doing. It makes you want to support more than one. The quality of the apparel is top notch and sizes are always available.

Sandi Robinson

ChiGivesBack

Chicago, IL

The clothing is top notch and fashionable. I have purchased many items, and I will continue to do so!

Melissa Moss

Kids Have Hope

Chicago, IL

This ability to provide quality branded apparel to our constituents allows MDA to engage with individuals who don’t yet know about our organization, and with proceeds from CLOZTALK's net profits going back to MDA’s cause, it’s a win-win.

Amber Hartwig

Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA)

Chicago, IL

CLOZTALK is such a great resource for charities that have enough to do without having to figure out clothing options on their own!

Bradley Glassel

Epic Experience

Lake Mills, WI

I researched CLOZTALK and they are a standup, charitable organization dedicated to the greater good of all people; my kind of company! I highly recommend CLOZTALK.

Lynda Wolters

Epic Experience

Boise, Idaho