Loyola University Chicago

Corporate Engagement

LUC @ 1871

Welcome to 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. For more information about applying for student membership and use of the LUC @ 1871 Suite, please see our section on Students @1871.

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 more about getting involved, please see our section on Faculty @ 1871.

For questions, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact the Office of Corporate Engagement via email (loyola1871@luc.edu) with any questions.