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Written by By Marilyn Ferdinand, Featured on

At 1647 S. Blue Island Ave., in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood, sits a squat, nondescript building that looks every bit as drab as the state unemployment office it used to house. Looks, of course, can be deceiving, and one step inside reveals a bustling hub of opportunity, collaboration and just plain fun known as BLUE1647.

BLUE1647 is a nonprofit technology and entrepreneurship innovation center—a type of tech incubator but with a difference. The seven-day-a-week coworking space welcomes engineers and developers, but also provides technology education to young people and college students through strategic partnerships… continue reading


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