Startup hub celebrates success stories; Gov. Pat Quinn marks 1871 milestone

January 14, 2014 2:01:21 PM PST
A milestone Tuesday for Chicago's leading tech startup incubator, 1871, as Governor Pat Quinn joined local entrepreneurs in celebrating the success stories at the startup hub, which opened in the Merchandise Mart 18 months ago.

He honored 26 companies that began as small operations at 1871 and are now rising stars in the tech industry.

The 26 companies have raised more than $32 million in funding, generated millions in revenues and created hundreds of jobs.

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