1871 has a number of endeavors focused on student entrepreneurs, including Campus 1871, a weekend-long event where college students interested in technology entrepreneurship harness their passion by working with peers from partner universities to ideate, create, and bring to life viable startups.
Additionally, 1871 has partnerships with a number of universities to facilitate educational opportunities and space for students and faculty come to work on their businesses and immerse themselves in Chicago’s entrepreneurial community. These partner universities include:
- University of Chicago
- Northwestern University
- Illinois Institute of Technology
- University of Illinois
- Loyola University Chicago
- DeVry University