Get Connected to Chicago's Startup Community

If you are new to Chicago's startup scene or just want to get more involved. We've gathered some information below on how to get immersed into the community. 

  • Sign up for the CEC newsletter -->

CEC promotes and grows the startup community in Chicago. We develop programs, establish partnerships and run projects that provide entrepreneurs with the tools they need to build successful, sustainable businesses. Our weekly newsletter features Chicago startups and great events taking place in Chicago for all types of entrepreneurs. 

Built in Chicago is an awesome community of entrepreneurs, engineers, marketers, designers, investors, and academics working hard to create the next big web or mobile business. BIC is also a great resource for an event calendar, a job board, and a startup guide

  • Looking for space? Apply to 1871 

1871 is a community of designers, coders and entrepreneurs who learn from each other, encourage each other, and share a journey up the steep startup learning curve. 1871 offers workshops, office hours and events to help startups grow their businesses. Apply today

Startup Illinois enables mentors, advisors, funders, major corporations, service providers and government organizations to collaborate in order to help entrepreneurs start and scale companies in our state.