The Great Chicago Fire didn't stop Chicago from becoming one of the largest and most vibrant cities in the world. And now, the city has a blazing tech startup scene so innovative that it was recently crowned by KPMG as one of the world's top 10 tech innovation hubs.

Home to 1871, a massive coworking space that hosts startups, incubators and accelerators, and mHub, a new space for hardware startups, Chicago boasts a diverse and extremely active startup community. The Windy City is incredibly accessible to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to learn and get their foot in the door.


“The number one reason I would recommend Sage Corps is because of the connections established throughout the program: connections with Sage Corps staff, fellows, startups, other companies, and alumni. Though I did not go abroad, Chicago was still a 'new' place to me because I never consistently visited the city. I'm glad I was able to finally explore Chicago, and I'm sure cities abroad are great too! There was definitely enough free time to explore and the events put together by Sage Corps was a great way to explore new things too. Lastly, working at a start-up is pretty awesome, so it's something that I would recommend to others.”

- Chris panaguiton, Summer 2018, Lafayette

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  • 8- or 12- week program
  • Work full-time at a tech startup 
  • Attend weekly professional networking events and speaker series
  • Pricing

Check out our Summer 2018 Chicago cohort's adventures on Instagram!