Explore your ideas
This dynamic workshop curriculum is designed to help students develop thier ideas and have the chance to receive feedback as they navigate their entrepreneurial journeys.
Ideate and iterate
Demo Day is for new, independent ventures in the pre-seed through growth stages. Demo Day gives students the chance to receive iterative feedback and win cash prizes.
Pitch your business venture
The Blaze Venture Challenge accelerates students' entrepreneurial ventures through mentoring, workshops and the chance to earn seed money for startup funding.
Apply your advanced knowledge
The Ignite Fellows Program pairs interested master’s and doctoral students with industry-related startups at 1871 to spark innovative thinking and increase access to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago.