Catalyze Chicago

Students from IIT's Stuart School of Business work inside Catalyze Chicago.
(Rob Hart / for Blue Sky / 2015)

This West Loop space is different from others because its focus is on startups and small businesses that make physical products. So it has everything that these companies may need to create their physical products — and the use of the machines (such as 3D printers, laser cutters, power tools, soldering stations, oscilloscopes and more) are included with the membership.

Amenities: All digital tools, machine tools are complementary, electronics lab, weekly office hours with discipline mentors, on-site visits and demonstrations, and resource and tool sharing.

Other uses: None

Daily packages: None

Monthly member: Evening and weekend access starts at $75; full-time access starts at $150.

Contact: @catalyzchi
650 W. Lake St., Suite 110, Chicago, IL