Date / Time
April 4, 2020 - April 5, 2020
WHAT IS CAMPUS 1871
Each year 1871 and their university partners team up to create Campus 1871, a pathway to
innovation! Participating students have the chance to build a business and disrupt an
industry through an immersive experience that will build their skills in collaboration,
ideation, and problem-solving.
After two days of intensive workshops, lectures, and mentoring, student-led teams pitch
their businesses to a panel of industry leaders in Chicago’s tech community.
WHO SHOULD ATTEND?
University students interested in becoming founders, building a business, solving problems,
developing ideas, pitching business ideas, and collaborating with other students should
apply! Students from all academic backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Teams are most successful when there are students whose talents and expertise span from
STEM fields to the arts to humanities.
➔ Wednesday, December 4 | Application is Live on 1871.com
➔ Friday, February 7 | Application Deadline
➔ Tuesday, February 25 | Accepted Students Notified
➔ 1871, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza #1212, Chicago, IL 60654
➔ Friday, April 3 | Potential for Virtual Programming TBD
➔ Saturday, April 4 | 8am – 10pm, Full Day Programming at 1871
➔ Sunday, April 5 | 8am – 3pm, Pitch Competition & Awards at 1871
TRAVEL & LODGING
All of the event programming will take place at 1871. Lodging will not be provided, but
supplemental travel is being explored.