1871, Chicago’s hub for tech startups located in the Merchandise Mart, is hosting Campus 1871 for students attending Illinois Institute of Technology, Northwestern University, University of Chicago and University of Illinois at Chicago. The weekend-long event will begin at 6 pm on Friday, April 4 and end at 6 pm on Sunday, April 6, 2014.
At Campus 1871, students will have the opportunity to meet each other as they work in teams to create startups. Some of Chicago’s most talented founders and entrepreneurs of startups will serve as mentors and teach Startup 101 courses, and listen to keynote addresses from leaders in the technology field. A grand prize will also be awarded that could include membership at 1871.
Thirty students will be selected from each university that will include Hackers (developers), Hipsters (designers), and Hustlers (business aficionados) to participate in building startups. 1871 will provide complimentary hotel rooms in the Holiday Inn located across from 1871 in the Apparel Mart.
Register today. The priority admission deadline is Friday, March 14, 2014. The final admission deadline is Wednesday, March 19, 2014. Email Nik Rokop, Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, for more information and details regarding participation.