New Facility to Promote Women-Owned Tech Startups in Chicago

Women in Chicago’s tech world will soon have a new opportunity.

1871, an entrepreneurial hub for digital startups, has announced a new facility designed to foster growth and opportunity for women-owned tech startups in Chicago.

The 1871 FEMtech incubator, sponsored by the Lefkofsky Family Foundation and the Motorola Mobility Foundation, will feature 10 to 15 startups at a given time and will engage in programming, mentorship and training specifically designed to maximize their resources, according to a release from 1871.

The initiative is part of an international effort by Google for Entrepreneurs to launch 40 female-focused incubators worldwide. Google for Entrepreneurs provided $25,000 in seed money to 1871, which will be combined with additional private donations to fund the program.

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