Welcome to BLUE1647! This community is designed to keep everyone up-to-date on all of the entrepreneurship and tech events, relevant classes, workshops, and creative events with an active or educational twist taking place at BLUE1647, Chicago’s next generation innovation center.
Founded in 2013, BLUE1647 technology and entrepreneurship innovation center fosters economic development in technology and 21st Century skills through people development (classes, workshops, and events around technology), workforce development (Youth and Adult Technology Programs to prepare individuals for high-demand jobs) and Business Acceleration (through shared coworking-services). Listed in the first City of Chicago Technology Plan, the BLUE1647 community is a vibrant example of the ways in which creative professionals, entrepreneurs, change-makers, and nonprofits can come together to make meaningful, lasting impact.
Our purpose is to nurture a community that drives social innovation and change. Through a monthly membership model, we provide impactful individuals and organizations the space, curated programming, and resources to realize their ideas for a better world. BLUE1647 has the camaraderie of a purposeful lifestyle club, the technology of a wired office, and the resources of the best private schools. As a beacon of resource through physical space and curated programming, BLUE1647 is a place where diverse people working for a better world can quickly access relationships and support to bring their ideas to life.