1871 Overtakes Entire Nation at Startup Incubation Global Benchmarking Conference

November 10th, 2015

90% of startups fail, according to Forbes. Fledgling businesses need good support–it’s a well known fact. So when entrepreneurs think about where to start their company, it helps to know that an industry leading startup incubator is in the neighborhood.

In, Chicago, our hometown, the place to be is 1871–which was recently ranked #1 in the UBI Global list of Top University-Affiliated Business Incubators, after growing from #9 in just one year–impressive!

If you’ve got a startup in Chicago, that’s big news.

1871 works with more than 325 early-stage, high growth startups. If you’re starting a tech company in Chicago, you are among the lucky entrepreneurs that get to work under the guidance of their expert staff.

Here at Codal, we are proud to be 1871’s exclusive technology partner. Currently in the works is a huge, multi-level shared space portal for the organization and its tenants. The platform will include both a web, and mobile application upon completion.

“Our members will have, in one place, everything they need to help them build successful, thriving businesses, and we are thrilled to be able to provide this for our companies”Howard TullmanCEO, 1871

The Codal team is just as thrilled to be spearheading the project that will provide a platform for all Chicago tech startups, to help them build lucrative businesses. The overall goal of the project is for 1871 to lead in digital tech innovation within Chicago, and to provide a better experience for their members.

If you’re an 1871 member, check out this page to learn more about our partnership with 1871, and how we can help you. We offer a discounted rate to members–we want to see your startup grow!

About 1871:

“Located in The Merchandise Mart, this 75,000 square foot facility is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators, Techstars Chicago and Impact Engine; half a dozen industry-specific incubators in key areas such as real estate, education technology, food and financial technology; several emerging tech talent schools.” (Source: 1871)

Matt Gierut


Matt Gierut is Codal’s Chief Operating Officer. He is heavily involved in driving Codal’s long term business development and implementing innovative marketing efforts for Codal and its clients. Matt is very active in the Chicago Business community, as he hopes to help build Chicago’s reputation as a supportive and lucrative environment for business.


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