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17 Best & Most Active Illinois Incubators

Incubators play an important role in the startup ecosystem. We have curated a list of the top Illinois Incubators. We have tried to select a variety of different types of investors across a variety of niches.

This list is designed to show off the investors with exceptional track records, industry experience and a unique understanding of the ecosystem.

Top Illinois Incubators

Data sourced from Crunchbase and SemRush.


TechNexus Venture Collaborative

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Early Stage Venture, Seed

TechNexus Venture Collaborative is a venture capital firm that provides early-stage funding, startup programs, and strategic capital.


Code Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage: Seed

CodeVentures acts as your tech cofounder to design and build your startup


INCISENT Labs

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Investor Type: Incubator, Micro VC

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture

INCISENT Labs is a platform for creating disruptive innovations that transform traditional industries.


Gaebler Ventures

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

Gaebler Ventures is a business breeding place, holding company, and investment leverage fund based in Chicago, Illinois.


Family Office

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Investor Type: Corporate Venture Capital, Entrepreneurship Program, Family Investment Office, Incubator, Private Equity Firm, Secondary Purchaser, Venture Capital, Venture Debt

Investment Stage: Convertible Note, Debt, Early Stage Venture, Late Stage Venture, Non Equity Assistance, Post-Ipo, Private Equity, Secondary Market, Seed

Family Office Trust Company | Private capital creating value via non-traditional partnerships, capital structures, and talent.


Hygeia Capital LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Private Equity, Seed

Revolutionary Financial & Healthcare Technology


Platform Venture

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Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

Instead of focusing on quantity in the launch and development of portfolio companies, at Platform Venture our attention is locked on


1871

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage: Seed

1871 is a not-for-profit community that helps digital designers, engineers, and entrepreneurs build their startups and share ideas.


Workbox Company

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Accelerator, Co-Working Space, Incubator

Investment Stage:

Workbox is a Coworking Accelerator that provides bold companies with the resources to grow faster, smarter and together.


IncubEx

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

IncubEx is an incubator for exchange-traded products, services, and technology solutions


The Kimberly-Clark Digital Innovation Lab (D’Lab)

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

The D’Lab is K-C’s initiative to find startups with disruptive technologies and license their capabilities for their K-C brands.


The Carinae Group

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

Carinae Group has focused on turning IT excellence into greater business value and stronger business operations.


Catapult Chicago

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Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

Catapult Chicago is the uniquely collaborative start-up community located in the heart of Chicago’s River North neighborhood.


511 Capital

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

511 Capital is a hybrid between an entrepreneurial startup incubator and a private equity firm.


Kingologic LLC

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Angel Group, Incubator, Private Equity Firm, Venture Capital

Investment Stage: Early Stage Venture, Seed

We are based in Downtown, Chicago, Illinois, USA


The Bunker

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

The Bunker is A Program Built By Veteran Entrepreneurs—For Veteran Entrepreneurs.


Fulton-Carroll Center

Crunchbase | Website | Facebook | Linkedin | Twitter

Investor Type: Incubator

Investment Stage:

Fulton-Carroll Center is an incubation program platform that provides business assistance to small business tenants.

Written by Mark Kendall

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