FRIDAY, APRIL 13, 2018 – SUNDAY, APRIL 15, 2018
WHAT IS CAMPUS 1871?
For one weekend a year, 1871 brings together more than 100 students from local universities for the ultimate startup experience. Students come together to share ideas, collaborate and build an original startup business plan with mentoring and coaching from 1871 entrepreneurs. The weekend concludes with a pitch competition in front of a panel of top leaders in Chicago’s tech community for assorted prizes.
1871’s ongoing commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse community is an integral component of the Campus 1871 experience. The mentors and speakers who participate throughout Campus 1871 are team members, 1871 university partner staff and 1871 members who offer their time and guidance to provide an authentic Chicago Startup experience.
The weekend will include Startup 101 crash courses, keynote speakers, mentorship, pitches, and a grand prize for the winning team! The purpose of Campus 1871 is for you and your team to create a viable business model and design for a potential startup company that would solve a meaningful problem in today’s world. Come in with ideas and get ready to pitch to the crowd!
*Note, you must be able to attend the entire event in order to be eligible, from Friday, April 13 at 5pm through Sunday, April 15 at 3:30pm.