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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, IL

Reach

Chicago and Midwest

Founded

2012

Website

1871.com

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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, IL

Reach

State

Founded

2012

Contact

TheStartUps@CatapultChicago.com

(312) 238-8598

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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, IL

Reach

Local

Founded

2010

Contact

(312) 643-0991

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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, IL

Reach

State

Founded

2001

Contact

Info@HFoundation.org

(708) 352-5240

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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, IL

Reach

International

Founded

2014

Website

IBCIC.org

Contact

Contact@IBCIC.org

(312) 472-6392

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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, IL

Reach

Regional

Founded

2014

Contact

(618) 322-6078

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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, IL

Reach

Local

Founded

2014

Contact

(312) 585-5883

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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, WA

Reach

United States

Founded

2016

Contact

Mentoring@ThrivingElements.org

(206) 304-2602

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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, IL

Reach

International

Founded

2015

CLOZTALK donates 20% of net profit
back to its cause partners.