What is it?
1647 South Blue Island. Avenue (Chicago, IL.)
BLUE1647 is an entrepreneurship and technology innovation center focused on education (through classes and workshops), workforce development (through internships), business acceleration (through Hybernate), and economic development in technology and 21st century skills. BLUE1647 supports all forms of entrepreneurship from events, filmmakers, artists, engineers, and designers. As a beacon of resource through physical space and curated programming, BLUE1647 provides impactful individuals and organizations the space, curated programming, and resources to realize their ideas for a better world. Listed in the first City of Chicago Technology Plan, the BLUE1647 community is a vibrant example of the ways in which creative professionals, entrepreneurs, change-makers, and nonprofits can come together to make meaningful, lasting impact.
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Everything is month-to-month with no long-term commitments.
Innovators, Community Organizers, and Tech Evangelists
Mentors and Partners
High-growth professionals, helping to make BLUE1647 a unique innovation center
Press Mentions and Awards
BLUE1647 has an incredible event space that comfortably accommodates up to 450 for meetups, and events. For classroom style, we can accommodate almost 80 guests seated at desks with power, flat-screen projectors, and fast wireless Internet and desktop computers in our classroom. Immerse your guests in a highly hosted venue for presentations, professional talks, educational programs, and other extraordinary events. A BLUE1647 host will guide your session including space selection, food and beverages, and technology.
Classroom $25/hr. (minimum of 2hrs)
Conference Rooms $25/hr. (minimum of 2hrs)
Common Area (Request for an estimate)
If you’d like to reserve space, or host an event at BLUE1647, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out our Event Rental Form.
For a complete listing of BLUE programming, visit our calendar below.
For more detailed information, check out our Upcoming Events
Address: 1647 South Blue Island Ave. Chicago, IL.
Public Open Hours: 10am - 6pm, Monday - Sunday | Plus evening and weekend programming.
Guest policy: A member must accompany any guest at all times. All guests must be registered with the BLUE1647 staff. The inviting member will be responsible for the guest’s actions at all times.
Would you like to support us?
A donation to BLUE1647 gives us the ability to support various programs throughout the year. We sincerely thank you for your generosity.
Everything from curated programming to casual gatherings with a creative, active, or educational twist!