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Expand your network.

UIC Innovation is proud work with our students, faculty and staff to expand access to entrepreneurship. The Chicago innovation ecosystem is made up of some of the best and brightest minds in the innovation space. That is why we offer memberships to startup incubators so students and faculty be in the right place at the right time.

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  • 1871

    1871 is an expansive community of founders, leaders, innovators, and supporters that is advancing the world forward and shaping a brighter future.


    1871ers get to be a part of one of the only organizations in the country that brings together founders, leaders, investors, and mentors into a single, unified community. Reach out


    MATTER is a global healthcare startup incubator, community nexus and corporate innovation accelerator headquartered in Chicago.


    MATTER’s startups range from those that are barely more than ideas, to companies with millions of dollars in revenue and dozens of employees. Our partners represent every sector of healthcare. Start here. 

  • mHUB

    mHUB is where people come to build the physical technologies that will change the physical world. 


    mHUB increases the probability of building a sustainable business to commercialize new physical products. The result is new business creation, revenue, investments, intellectual property, and jobs. Start here.