Where connections are made

We’re a curated community of catalysts: advisors, entrepreneurs and enterprises, academics and inventors, and strategic investors.


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. 
Apply to become a collaborator

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.

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.

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.

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