Loyola University Chicago

Corporate Engagement

Faculty @ 1871

LUC @ 1871 offers Loyola Faculty a chance to connect their teaching and research with the fast paced world of Chicago’s technology start-ups. There are several ways for faculty to get involved with 1871.*


The Loyola Structure Mentorship Program

As part of 1871’s diversity scholarship program, faculty from the Quinlan School of Business and the Business Law Clinic founded a six-week mentorship program for 1871 tech start-ups. During the pilot program, four chosen companies met weekly with their faculty mentors, getting advise of technology, marketing, business development, business law and management. Faculty interested in getting involved should contact U─čur Uygur, Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship at uuygur@luc.edu.


1871 Community Workshops

1871 strives to constantly offer opportunities to 1871 members, helping them to build their businesses. Interested Loyola faculty are welcome to propose lectures or presentations that would help tech start-ups keep up with the latest best-practices in their industry. All suggestions are welcome; the Office of Corporate Engagement will contact you if 1871 is interested in offering the program.


Faculty Mentor Office Hours

Loyola faculty are also welcome to hold Faculty Mentor Office Hours as a way of bringing their expertise to the Loyola entrepreneurial community at 1871. These office hours will be reserved for students approved to use the 1871 suite only, and cannot replace faculty office hours required by their department. Faculty interested in offering Mentor Office Hours, please email the Office of Corporate Engagement 1871@luc.edu.


*Please note, Loyola’s suite at 1871 is a cooperative space that seats 6 student entrepreneurs. The space cannot be used as a classroom for Loyola courses.