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BUNDLAR is thrilled to announce our partnership with 1871 to co-sponsor the monthly VR/AR Chicago Meetup hosted at 1871 starting in 2019. To learn more, please read the following press release prepared by 1871.

1871 Partners with Leading Augmented Reality Solutions Provider to Hold Recurring Series of Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Extended Reality Panels

PRESS RELEASE | Chicago, IL | December 5, 2018

Yun Tai, Director of Communications
(910) 391-9496

CHICAGO (December 5, 2018) – 1871 joined BUNDLAR on Wednesday to announce that it will host VR/AR Chicago Meetup, a series of panels and demonstrations focusing on the applications of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and extended reality (XR) in different industries. Beginning on January 16, 2019, 1871 will host VR/AR Chicago events on a monthly basis for an entire year. Each VR/AR Chicago event will include a panel of experts along with opportunities for networking and hands-on demonstration.

“We’re very excited to partner with 1871 to help grow, educate, and engage the Chicago business and XR community.” said Matt Wren, CTO at BUNDLAR and Founder of the VR/AR Chicago MeetUp. “XR technology represents the next evolution of communication, and Chicago has a unique opportunity to be at the forefront of it all. With 1871 being the center of the technology ecosystem here, this seems like a natural fit as augmented reality and virtual reality adoption accelerate.”

Launching in March of 2017, VR/AR Chicago Meetup has covered VR, AR, and XR topics in a variety of different fields including real estate, commercial print, games, marketing, education, the Internet of Things, artificial intelligence, research, and therapy. The VR/AR Chicago Meetup community includes developers, business leaders, investors, students, and more. Numerous members of the organization currently provide VR, AR, and XR services in the Chicagoland area and actively produce, promote, and demonstrate the value of these solutions for the city’s tech and business ecosystem.

“Virtual reality, augmented reality, and extended reality technologies are changing the way that organizations operate in countless industries,” said 1871 CEO Betsy Ziegler. “We’re excited to partner with BUNDLAR to host the VR/AR Chicago Meetup. This series of thoughtful discussions will benefit our community of entrepreneurs, leaders, and startups by highlighting the many possibilities of these innovative and immersive platforms.”

To learn more about the VR/AR Chicago Meetup, visit

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About 1871
1871 is a not-for-profit organization that exists to inspire, equip, and support founders to build great businesses. It is the home of ~500 high-growth technology startups and ~1,500 members supported by an entire ecosystem focused on accelerating their growth and creating jobs in the Chicagoland area. Located in a 140,000 square-foot space in The Merchandise Mart, 1871 has 500 current mentors available to its members, as well as more than 100 partner corporations, universities, education programs, accelerators, venture funds and other organizations that make its extensive matrix of resources possible. Visit for more information.