In addition to providing early-stage startups and freelancers with coworking space, tools to build their venture, and support for their business - as a member, we provide an exclusive E.L.I.T.E. (Entrepreneur, Leadership, Intelligence, Technology, and Empowerment) monthly series with experts who share their insider perspective on cutting-edge knowledge, tools or methods. Each month we bring in an industry thought leader to break down emerging technologies and trends in a hands on workshop or 1-on-1 office hour meetings.
Whether it's a Hack-a-thon, lecture, class, seminar, or meetup - We regularly host a wide variety of events here at BLUE1647. This includes speaker series with Data Scientists, experienced entrepreneurs, hack-a-thons, and company summits, to name a few. Click here to view our equipment and a glimpse of previous events we've hosted. Inquire about hosting an event in our open space or, for smaller events, renting our classrooms and conference rooms here.
Every entrepreneur, impact professional, and changemaker in Chicago will want to have a BLUE Membership because it brings access to exclusive programming, and support for a diverse cross section of innovators to meet, work, and collaborate.
$25/month (Limited time offer)
Ideal for Members or Organization's wanting to hold classes, meetups, or have a monthly event. There are shared conference rooms available for all to use, tech-enabled classrooms, as well as other common areas where you and your team can relax or work.
Office memberships include a private office for each person. Best suited for businesses with up to four employees. The organizations at BLUE1647 get maximum exposure to job candidates, mentors and press support.
Everything is month-to-month with no long-term commitments.
The 1919 Women in Technology Initiative. The name of the women’s cohort pays homage to the 19th amendment and voting rights act for women. This initiative focuses on bringing together Chicago women in technology through education and collaborations. 1919 is in partnership with Accenture, one of the world’s leading organizations providing management consulting, technology and outsourcing services. Learn more here.
The mission of CivicBLUE1647 is to use civic data to teach people about data. We also foster a conversation between technologists and the community in order to spark innovation at the neighborhood level, finding ways to make technology-centric civic engagement more sustainable. BLUE1647 is here to teach and learn, contribute and receive, and to create opportunities to build hope.
The Creative Cypher was founded by Troy Pryor in 2013, with a goal to form a more collective bond amongst freelance artists in Chicago. Comprised of a talented group of directors, producers, writers, cinematographers, audio engineers, photographers, stylists, graphic and make up artists, the Cypher specializes in superb collaboration.
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A donation to BLUE|1647 gives us the ability to support various programs throughout the year. We sincerely thank you for your generosity. BLUE|1647 is a 501(c)(3) non-profit.