Chicago has historically been a strong software and digital startup hub. But a handful of new spaces and resources are providing the infrastructure for a new type of founder: A hybrid maker-entrepreneur that’s looking to create products that can be manufactured and businesses that can scale. And their efforts are creating a new maker and tech community in Chicago.
Tech hub 1871 is expanding yet again, with a new 18,000-square-foot incubator for Internet of Things startups called Chicago Connectory, CEO Howard Tullman ⇒ said at a lunchtime presentation to the City Club of Chicago on Thursday.
"It's a partnership with Bosch and we're very excited about that," Tullman said. "It'll be focused on all of this connectivity that's going on."