Venture Collaboration Center

The anchor of our global entrepreneurial ecosystem

Our physical space in Chicago is where we live and foster opportunities. It is the incubator for select ventures and enterprise partners to grow their businesses. We’re thrive on collaborating with ventures and enterprises that want to drive innovation and growth. If you’re ready, we want to hear from you.

Collaboration Centers

Since 2007, thousands of seasoned entrepreneurs and enterprise partners from across the globe have been a part of the TechNexus community. Our 65,000 square foot workspace is where our partners connect, learn, showcase and grow. Whether you’re looking to get a pulse on emerging technology or to access the right partners at scale, we have the innovation ecosystem mapped. 

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What Happens Here

  • Strategic Development

    Our space is filled with mature ventures and global enterprise partners that provide unique perspective and development opportunities. Whether through partnership, customers or investment, this community helps you grow.

  • Catalyst Center

    From our founders Terry Howerton and Fred Hoch, to our ever-growing network of influencers, TechNexus provides the advice and counsel that you need to scale your business.

  • Global Network

    Our local network of entrepreneurs and businesses is compounded by a global ecosystem of incubators, accelerators, researchers, universities and others provides companies access to unparalleled expertise.

  • Attracting and Retaining Talent

    We engage industry-leading organizations in the tech industry across Chicagoland and the globe to help you attract & retain world-class talent.


TechNexus isn't your office space. It's your launchpad.

The Venture Collaboration Center offers several options for membership. From a one-desk office, to a “Clubhouse Key,” a 10-person room with a Chicago River view, to hosting events for up to 225 people, TechNexus is the place that provides a curated, diverse community. When you choose to grow your company here, you'll work alongside our 300+ members, with unsurpassed access to Chicago tech executives and hundreds of ecosystem partners.

Collaborators Enjoy:

  • State of the art facility located in the historic Civic Opera Building

    • - Convenient access to Union and Ogilvie Stations as well as CTA
    • - 24/7 unrestricted access
  • Tech resources

    • - High-speed secure WiFi + ethernet (private VLAN available)
    • - Printers, scanners, copiers
    • - Digital partner programs - AWS, Google, Microsoft, and more
  • Fitness center

  • 3 standard kitchens

  • Roof terrace access

  • Conference rooms

    • - 9 conference rooms
    • - 13 huddle rooms
    • - 100+ co-working seats
  • Internal events & communications

    • - Panels
    • - Hackathons
    • - Happy hours
    • - Networking lunches
  • Business mailing address

  • Community concierge

    • - Available Monday - Friday for any of your on-demand administrative tasks
  • Podcast studio

    • - Equipped with multimedia tools including 4 professional grade microphones and headsets, an official news desk and sound studio
    • - Utilize green screen and live streaming tools
  • Lounge space and gaming areas

    • - Ms. Pac Man, ping-pong, bags, and more!