What we're about
Welcome to BLUE1647 (http://www.Blue1647.com)! 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 (http://www.blue1647.com/) fosters economic development in technology and 21st Century skills through people development (classes (http://www.codechicago.com/), 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 (http://www.blue1647.com) is where diverse people working for a better world can quickly access relevant skills, relationships and support to bring their ideas to life.