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DePaul University Joins 1871's University Row

DePaul to have a presence at nation’s largest technology hub; Will allow access for students, faculty and staff; DePaul to participate in Campus 1871 and other annual events

“This partnership has been a long time coming and we are thrilled that DePaul is formally joining the 1871 community,” said 1871 CEO Howard A. Tullman. “Our partnerships with universities are one of 1871’s biggest advantages and a special resource as well. DePaul is a crucial addition to this group. We look forward to welcoming members of the DePaul family to 1871.”

The partnership with DePaul is facilitated by four academic units working together: the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center in the Driehaus College of Business, College of Computing and Digital Media, College of Law, and Academic Affairs. The various partners have cooperated to create an environment that will allow people associated with DePaul from throughout the Chicago metro area to attend 1871 programming, events, workshops, and more.

“Having a presence at 1871 is important to connect DePaul to the rest of the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago,” said Bruce Leech, executive director of DePaul’s Coleman Entrepreneurship Center. “1871 provides all of the vital resources in one space — from business networking and mentorship to legal and financial support that can help students and alumni get their businesses started.”

Faculty members also will have an opportunity to become mentors to 1871 members and showcase their research by conducting meetings in DePaul’s dedicated space at 1871, holding workshops, classes, and events in 1871 facilities, and providing content for 1871’s members, Leech added.

As part of University Row, DePaul joins the University of Chicago, Northwestern University, Loyola University, University of Illinois, DeVry University, and Illinois Institute of Technology. Each of the universities will participate in Campus 1871, a springtime, weekend-long event that brings together the best and brightest from each of the partner universities to develop their own business ideas with like-minded university students.“I am proud to be an alum of DePaul University because of its diversity and close connections with the community,” said DePaul alumnus and 1871 member Zakery Kates. “I am thrilled that DePaul is joining 1871—another vibrant community. I am certain this partnership will result in exciting opportunities for many people and have an enormous impact on Chicago.” Kates, a 2013 graduate of DePaul, also expressed his excitement for upcoming opportunities to get involved with alumni activities and potential mentoring activities with current DePaul students wishing to establish a career in the tech industry.

“I am proud to be an alum of DePaul University because of its diversity and close connections with the community,” said DePaul alumnus and 1871 member Zakery Kates. “I am thrilled that DePaul is joining 1871—another vibrant community. I am certain this partnership will result in exciting opportunities for many people and have an enormous impact on Chicago.” Kates, a 2013 graduate of DePaul, also expressed his excitement for upcoming opportunities to get involved with alumni activities and potential mentoring activities with current DePaul students wishing to establish a career in the tech industry.

 

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