Ignite Technology and Innovation will play a role in helping the City of Chicago create an official ID for all citizens. The new program known as “CityKey” launched in 2018. The City of Chicago is the first city in the nation to create a municipal ID program for ALL citizens, regardless of age or immigration … Continue reading We are excited to announce a new partnership with the City of Chicago, City Clerk, CityKey ID !
Ignite Technology and Innovation is excited to be receiving the Chicago Community Loan Fund 2021 Fannie Lou Hamer Award in the Social Enterprise category. The award is intended to recognize individuals and the organization that they represent who are based in challenged communities and have done work to improve the quality of life in their … Continue reading Ignite to Receive the CCLF Fannie Lou Hamer Award
Empowering Small Business is our SpecialTEA! Ignite Technology and Innovation’s mission is to create equitable wealth and shared prosperity! One of the ways we do this is through the creation of accessible spaces that help small businesses grow and thrive. Our Momentum Coffee location in Chicago is a place that is serving the community in … Continue reading Ignite Technology and Innovation Spaces Support Small Businesses
Ignite Technology and Innovation’s mission is to create equitable wealth and a shared prosperity in under-resourced communities. We develop affordable, accessible coworking spaces enriched with classes and programs. Our programs inspire, encourage, nurture and grow the untapped ideas of underrepresented entrepreneurs by providing local access to technology, resources, mentorship and strategic connections to potential partners … Continue reading Juneteenth Recap – Momentum Coffee Chicago Coffee Shop Event
Momentum Coffee is hosting a Vendor Empowerment Expo Pop-Up Shop on Saturday, June 19, 2021, from 9 AM to 3 PM. In honor of Juneteenth, small, local businesses will showcase their items for sale at 2119 State Street, South Loop location in Chicago, Illinois. “This event is a way to commemorate the day by shopping … Continue reading Momentum Coffee Hosts Juneteenth Vendor Empowerment Expo
25 African Entrepreneurs from Countries Throughout Africa Last week we were honored to have some of the brightest minds from the continent of Africa at Ignite Technology and Innovation visiting us at Blue Lacuna. The Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders, is the flagship program for Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that empowers young … Continue reading Nelson Mandela Fellows visit Blue Lacuna
A startup Coworking space offers a great opportunity for young companies and aspiring, diverse teams. A well-design space can help your startup go from being just an idea to coalescing into a highly profitable team. Someday, your company may grow into the next Apple or Google. Perhaps you’ll have your own company campus complete with all the … Continue reading Co working space benefits
Ignite Technology and Innovation saw a need to fill. That need is for affordable co working space in underserved communities. Co working spaces that allow not for profits and small businesses affordable and highly innovative spaces to grow their organizations