1871 Ranks 1st in the World in Global Study of Business Incubators
Super excited to announce that 1871, where I am a mentor, was just named 1st in the WORLD for global study of business incubators.~~ YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
“Since its inception in 2012, 1871 has had a tremendous impact on the local landscape that has continued to grow. Home to eight university partners and a number of accelerator programs and early-stage venture firms, 1871
hosts over 1,000 events a year and its schools have trained more than 500 graduates in coding, design, and cybersecurity. 1871 member companies and alumni have raised over $280 million and have created more than 8,000 jobs.”
“1871 has been instrumental in the growth of Chicago’s now-thriving tech sector through its visionary and innovative support of thousands of businesses and mentorship of countless entrepreneurs. Today, UBI Global recognizes what we already knew — 1871 stands alone among incubators, and its impact can be seen in the jobs, ideas, and talent created and developed throughout Chicago every day.” —Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel“
In our latest World Benchmark Study, 1871 has — once again — demonstrated that it is one of the best university-linked business incubation programs in the world. Achieving outstanding results across all assessed impact and performance dimensions and an impressive track record of successful client and alumni startups, 1871 has become a central hub and major pillar of the Chicago entrepreneurship ecosystem.” —, Director of Research, UBI Global
Being recognized by UBI Global as the top university-affiliated business incubator in the world is an exceptional honor. 1871 will continue to go above and beyond expectations by offering our hundreds of member companies a truly world-class working environment, state-of-the-art technology, the best educational resources, mentorship from top industry leaders, access to prospective investors, and networking events to help local entrepreneurs develop successful technology businesses, create jobs, and make a positive impact on Chicago’s economy. We look forward to another successful year of continuing our progress for our members, partners, and community.” —Howard A. Tullman, CEO, 1871