Chicago Holiday Happy Hour
13

Tuesday, 13 December

5:30 7:30 pm CST

GA Chicago @ 1871

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago , IL 60654
FREE!
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In Partnership With:

1871 logo
American Bocce Company logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

Chicago Holiday Happy Hour

13

Tuesday, 13 December

5:30 7:30 pm CST

GA Chicago @ 1871

222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor
Chicago , IL 60654
FREE!
Regular Ticket

Sold Out!

Get on the waitlist

Be the first to know if a spot becomes available.

Add me to the waitlist

In Partnership With:

1871 logo
American Bocce Company logo

Questions? Read our FAQs

About This Event

Wrap up your year with General Assembly and 1871. Come out to mix and mingle with Chicago’s tech, startup, design, business, and student communities to celebrate the holidays and meet new friends because drinks are on us!

  • Students, startups, solopreneurs, entrepreneurs, and small businesses, don't have a company party? Bring your whole community and/or team and join us!

  • Having a company holiday party, but can't bring a partner or friend? Bring them to ours and join us!

  • Having a company party, but looking for more merrymaking this holiday season? Join us!

All are welcome. Bonus points (and drinks!) for those who dress in ugly holiday sweater or holiday apparel!

About Our Partners

1871

Located in the Merchandise Mart, 1871 is the home of more than 350 early-stage, high-growth digital startups contained within its 120,000 square foot facility, and is also the headquarters of nationally recognized accelerators Techstars Chicago and the Good Food Business Accelerator; impact investing fund Impact Engine; half a dozen industry-specific incubators in key areas such as real estate, education technology, food and financial technology; several emerging entrepreneurial and tech talent schools (Flatiron, The Fullbridge Program, Designation, Future Founders, and the Startup Institute), and the state's leading technology advocate, the Illinois Science and Technology Coalition. It is the second home to Chicago-based VCs, Pritzker Group Venture Capital, MATH Venture Partners, Hyde Park Angels, OCA Ventures, OurCrowd and Chicago Ventures, as well as satellite offices for Northwestern University, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Loyola University Chicago, Illinois Institute of Technology, and DeVry. 1871 has fast become recognized as the hub for the city’s entrepreneurial/technology ecosystem and has been featured in Inc. Magazine, TechCrunch, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, Chicago Tribune and Crain’s Chicago Business among other top media. 1871 is the flagship project of the Chicagoland Entrepreneurial Center.

American Bocce Company

We started by leasing a vacant Chicago lot and transforming it into a public bocce ball park. The lot had been forgotten about for over 30 years and was overwrought with waist-high weeds and garbage dumping. We leveled it by hand, laid down about 20,000 pounds of sand and oyster shell, added a grill and some picnic tables, and made a second home.

Since then we've built several other courts, hosted leagues and events for thousands of bocce players, and discovered that this simple sport has a powerful impact on peoples lives. Once we worked out all of the kinks, we realized that we were sitting on a contagious business model that maybe the four of us couldn't handle all on our own. That's when Wicker Park Bocce Club became American Bocce Co.

Not everyone reading this has been part of one of our bocce ball leagues. Well, first off, we're trying to change that and secondly it's difficult to succinctly capture the experience. The manner in which we provide the sport is highly social and allows for a special alchemy of camaraderie and competition. Leagues become communities and players become families. Feedback typically falls somewhere between "it's the highlight of my week" and "bocce ball has changed my life".

We echo the sentiments.

If you haven't seen the affects of an American Bocce Co. league yet, you will soon. That's our promise to you. American Bocce Company will be your host to the best social sport league in any city that will have us. If you're familiar with us than you know what we're talking about; there's something beautiful about this sport.

Refund Policy

Plans change. We get it. But if you can't make it to a class/workshop, please email us at least 7 days before the scheduled event date. No refunds will be given after this timeframe.

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