We met at 1871 for a brief networking breakfast. 1871 is the home of more than 400 early-stage, high-growth digital startups. Located in The Merchandise Mart, this 120,000-square-foot facility is the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators Techstars Chicago and the Good Food Business Accelerator; impact investing fund Impact Engine; and half a dozen industry-specific incubators in key areas such as real estate, education technology, food and financial technology. 1871 has fast become recognized as the hub for the city’s entrepreneurial/technology ecosystem and has been featured in Inc. Magazine, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and Chicago Tribune, among other top media.