Loyola University Chicago

Corporate Engagement

LUC @ 1871

1871 is a work space for digital and tech entrepreneurs located in Chicago’s famed Merchandise Mart building. 1871 connects early-stage startups with educational resources, potential investors, and a community of like-minded individuals and companies.

Loyola University Chicago (LUC) is proud to present LUC @ 1871, a unique partnership with this innovative organization. Loyola students, faculty, and staff can work out their own digital and tech ideas in the dedicated LUC @ 1871 Suite onsite, attend 1871 member workshops and networking events, and learn from each other as they work alongside other student-entrepreneurs. 

As part of the community, LUC @ 1871 also encourages faculty involvement with the thriving community of innovators. Faculty may offer lectures, classes, and mentorship programs to 1871 companies in marketing, branding, business administration, entrepreneurship, management, technology development and more. 

For further information, please contact Loyola's Ignite Lab via email (IgniteLab@luc.edu) with any questions and visit their webpage.