We are proud to be members of the greatest co-working space in the world, 1871 Chicago. Earlier this week, Governor Quinn stopped by to help announce funding for a major expansion. The team at 1871 has been looking for a way to help startups that would otherwise have outgrown the present co-working space. Typically these startups “graduate” in a sense, and go find office space to suit their growing team. This is unfortunate, since they would be leaving a nurturing environment that is rich with opportunities for collaboration and mentorship. The 25,000 square foot expansion is the first step in providing a space for these bigger startups to remain in the 1871 world.