Panzanzee is Chicago's social enterprise incubator, co-working space and continuous community.
We care about people and provide discovery, resources, trust and traction for entrepreneurs and professionals pursuing sustainable financial and social impact.
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We’re a one stop shop... aiming to efficiently provide the tools that entrepreneurs need.
Business Strategy Development
We customize our process to meet a startup's needs from idea to action.
Entrepreneurs share business needs in a confidential, facilitated format. We custom-make groups and match each entrepreneur to his or her best fit.
Raise the Barn*
(our signature event!)
*Does not take place in an actual barn.
An event with real traction: We select entrepreneurs to present a challenge. Then we rally Chicago's brightest business professionals, investors, mentors, artists and entrepreneurs to brainstorm solutions for balancing business and mission.
Interested in presenting?
Join our co-working space in River North!
We help you find seed funding and then later stage investors.
From attorneys to rocket scientists, we aggregate and vet networks to make life faster, smarter and affordable.
Social enterprises come in many forms.
We incubate 3 types of impact organizations and entrepreneurs.
$ = IMPACT
For-profits with a social mission as a core part of their business model
Traditional Commercial Business
$ > IMPACT
For-profits that want to develop a social impact strategy
Non-Profit with a Business Model
$ < IMPACT
Non-profits building sustainable business models to support their mission
Our Secret Sauce: Discovery!
Panzanzee is the process of discovering the right answer: your "CHIMPANZEE" answer! We work through a structured process to optimize financial and social impact. Along the way we...
STOKE THE PASSION
of Creative Entrepreneurship
to join the adventure
ADD CORE BUSINESS
ELIMINATE THE CLUTTER
that gets in the way
Knowing what to do comes from knowing who you are. These are our core values. What are yours?
We are more
than business partners;
do it well
The right answer comes from the right process
It's a jungle
Big dreams need
we work hard
At the end of the day, it's about making impact