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What we're about

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 with BLUE1647, a network of of education and technology innovation platforms.

Founded in 2013, BLUE1647 ( 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 industry events and strategic partnerships). 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. We provide impactful individuals of all ages, and organizations, curated programming, and resources to realize their ideas for a better world. As a beacon of resource, BLUE1647 ( is where diverse people working for a better world can quickly access relevant skills, relationships and support to bring their ideas to life.

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