The Hispanic Innovation Center provides its members with experienced professional resources from our Strategic Advisory Board, to help you develop your business and succeed in the US.
We support your business endeavours the following 5 ways:
Our Strategic Advisory Board will help you develop a viable business plan and go-to-market business strategy for entering the US market.
You will work alongside members of our Strategic Advisory Board, who will provide you with guidance & resources to get you on the ground running.
The HIC will provide you support in hiring talented bilingual & bicultural employees. Our Strategic Advisory Board has access to expansive talent networks spanning multiple industries.
We will work with you to develop a US-based talent acquisition & development plan, as well as provide you with co-working credit and access to professional development workshops.
By becoming a member, you will gain access to co-working credit as well as hosting credit from Amazon Web Services, Google, Microsoft, Rackspace, Softlayer, and CISCO.
We will also connect you to local attorneys, provide preferred access to local banks & lenders, and give you the chance to pitch to local potential investors during our HIC Demo Days.
As a member you will have access to all our amenities, including conference rooms, co-working spaces, and high-quality equipment.
Our offices will easily accommodate you and your team, as well as provide common areas for mingling and social events. You will also have access to tech equipment and support.
We offer 3 types of co-working memberships, each with varying types of office spaces & services, depending on your business size:
Private Offices for each person. Best suited for small businesses with up to 4 employees.
Your own desks & storage spaces. Best suited for businesses with 5-10 employees.
Open & shared working spaces. Best for businesses with 10+ employees.
In addition to co-working spaces, you will also have access to our common areas, which include a professionally staffed reception, a fully maintained kitchen, as well as an ad hoc break room & business lounge.
“This will be the great gate of the empire, the city of commerce. Everything here invites action.”
René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle
Chicago as a digital center
More digital resources & services are consumed in Chicago than in any other part of the United States.
This is because of its massive communications infrastructure & role as a transportation hub for the country. Everything that moves from East to West in the US will go through Chicago at some point.
The city is easily accessible by land, sea & air, acting as a notable economic & educational center for the country.
Recently more than 45,000 high-tech jobs have been generated in Chicago, with an average per capita income of $55,000.
Chicago also has the largest private data center in the world. Located at 350 E. Cermak, the 1.1 million ft² space, is the most modern data storage & processing center in the country, making it the nervous system of the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and many of the nation’s financial institutions.
Federal, State, & local governments (as well as several universities) have invested huge amounts of human talent, resources & financial support into transforming Chicago into a digital center.
In the last 5 years, more than 20 technological innovation centers have been built to foster & boost the digital growth of the local community.
It is clear that Chicago is transforming itself into the digital city of the US, and we want you to be a part of this revolution.
So come to Chicago and we will fast track your business & validate it with local customers, partners, & investors. We will build your local presence so that you can take part in Chicago’s success.
“Hispanic entrepreneurs possess competitive advantages that no other leaders in the world have; skills which other entrepreneurs don’t take full advantage of when positioning their local businesses on the global market.”
José Ignacio Sordo Galarza (HIC President & Founder)
Hispanics provide unique market solutions
We believe that every Hispanic entrepreneur is naturally ingrained with the 4F’s of successful Digital Business:
on your goals
change in your business
challenges & crises