1871 was honored to participate in the ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2013 a few weeks ago, and the energy of the event is really evident in the Mayor's office video recap below. As part of the program, 100 students from top universities were selected to gain exposure to Chicago's tech community and then receive tickets to Lollapalooza. They visited Google, Threadless, and other tech companies, and we host an ideas contest and startup career fair at 1871.
This was an amazing group of students: They came up with creative solutions for Chicago and then pitched them to Mayor Rahm Emanuel, GrubHub CEO Matt Maloney, City of Chicago CIO Brenna Berman and Power2Switch COO Phil Nevels. They had incredible ideas and spoke in front of the Mayor, executives and 100 of their peers as if they did this every day. We are excited to see what they might do if they decide to work in Chicago in the future!