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Frequently Asked Questions about Hackathon venues

Do I need my own production or event insurance in Chicago?
Yes. All renters are required to carry Comprehensive Liability and Property Damage insurance with liability coverage of no less than $1,000,000.
What protection plans are available for bookings in Chicago on Giggster?
Giggster offers Damage Protection coverage that you can add to a booking at checkout. Learn more about Giggster's Damage Protection coverage.
What types of locations can I book in Chicago?
You can choose from 42 types! Just search for locations in Chicago at, then click 'Filters' to look for something specific.
How many Hackathon spaces are available in Chicago?
Right now, there are 298 Hackathon spaces available in Chicago.
What payment methods does Giggster accept for Chicago bookings?
You can pay for your booking with a credit card, or with ACH or wire transfer for bookings over $4k.
What is the cancellation policy for Chicago guests on Giggster?
Refund options vary, based on when the booking is canceled. Learn more about Giggster's cancellation and refund policy.
What are the cleaning and safety policies for Chicago locations on Giggster?
Now more than ever, your health and safety is our number one priority. We've outlined specific health and safety requirements for both hosts and guests. Learn more about Giggster's COVID-19 Health & Safety Measures.
What locations available near Chicago?
You'll find up to 42 different types of locations in Chicago. Just start a search at and narrow things down with the 'Filter' option.
Is there an extra cost to add more attendees to my Chicago booking?
Yes. Pricing tiers are based on group size. For example, if you booked a space for a group of 1-5 for $30/hr, the price per person is $6/hr. Each additional person would increase the rate by $6/hr.
How much are average location rentals in Chicago?
Rental rates vary with the type and features of the location, but the average rate in Chicago is $399 per hour.
Why should I choose Giggster over other platforms offering rentals in Chicago?
Giggster's got your back — and we know our stuff. Our Customer Support team is knowledgeable and accessible, we offer white glove Concierge service to help you find the perfect location, and we're experts on the unique needs of production teams.
What is the price range for Hackathon spaces in Chicago, IL?
Booking prices vary with the property type, features, and rental length, but generally a 1-hour booking will be in the range of $50 to $1877.
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When you find the right venue, you can connect with the host to get additional info and work out the details. Once everything is all set, you can book and pay for the location in a couple of clicks. Learn more about booking locations.
How do I cancel a Chicago reservation request?
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About Chicago

Chicago covers 60,000 hectares of land and is known around the world for its arts, history, sports and environmental sustainability. Some famous and successful people are from here including Walt Disney, Harrison Ford and Hillary Clinton. There are an estimated 86 million people per year who come to explore the numerous attractions, and with so many people coming in and out of the city, a Chicago hackathon space would thrive here.

This town received its name from the Algonquin words of “Chicagou” and “Shikaakwa” meaning “onion field” or “wild garlic”. The area was originally inhabited by indigenous peoples, and the first settler to arrive in Chicago, Jean Baptiste du Sable, was an African-American man from Haiti. The city grew quickly thanks to its key location on the Chicago River and Lake Michigan, which allowed it to become a thriving commercial hub. It remained an important city in the US with a strong economy thanks to the development of the railways and aviation center.

Hackathon Space Options in Chicago

At hackathons, groups of software engineers and tech enthusiasts meet with the goal of creating new software or hardware. These are exciting but also demanding events that have certain requirements that must be met by the venue.

  • Internet Access
    For a hackathon event, you will definitely need access to the internet. There will be lots of developers working together on a project, and you won’t want the internet to stop working or hold them back.

  • Desks and Chairs
    As everyone will be working at their computers, desks and chairs are definitely needed at a hackathon. Make sure that you have enough space to fit everyone and their equipment comfortably in your venue.

  • Screens and Technical Equipment
    To be extra prepared for your hackathon, make sure that you have all the technical equipment that the guests might need. This can include power bars, cables and monitors, among other things.

Hackathon Space Companies in Chicago

Setting up a hackathon with sufficient internet access, desks and chairs as well as other technical equipment can be a lot of work, but you don’t have to do it alone. The city is full of successful companies that can help you set up your Chicago hackathon space.

  • Everywhere Wireless
    Everywhere Wireless is an internet provider in Chicago that has supplied reliable internet access to homes, businesses and temporary events all around the town. They can give you fast and secure WiFi so you and your guests can enjoy the hackathon without any setbacks.

  • Office Furniture Center
    At the Office Furniture Center, you can find several selections of desks and chairs either to buy or rent. The professionals at this company can help you plan your event and design the area to maximize your space. As well, they can deliver and install everything for you if needed.

  • Hartford Technology Rentals
    Founded in 1991, Hartford Technology Rentals is a local business that has everything tech-related that you will need for your event. From audiovisual equipment like monitors and projectors to computer gear like cables and charging stations, you will be well prepared for your hackathon space in Chicago.

Pros and Cons of Hackathon Spaces in Chicago

When you are holding a hackathon event, you’ll need to make sure that the space and the city suit all of your needs. Keep reading to see if Chicago is the right place for you.


  • Easily accessible
    The city of Chicago is a well-known transportation hub that is easy to get to through the O’Hare International Airport. Since it is a major airport, most flights go directly to and from here which will make it easy for people from far away to reach your Chicago hackathon space, and it is great if you love to travel as well.

  • A center for trade and commerce
    Chicago is ranked as the ninth richest city and is the headquarters for many Fortune 500 companies. It has been a top business center in the United States for most of its time since being founded and will be a good location to host a successful hackathon.

  • Culture
    There are a lot of activities to explore in Chicago with more than 100 museums, several conservatories and zoos, many dance and performing arts centers as well as hundreds of festivals. This city has a diverse and prominent culture that stands out in its variety of pastimes, so if you have some extra time after your event be sure to explore the city.


  • Crime
    Some of Chicago’s neighborhoods can be more violent than others with gang activity and gun violence happening daily. Unemployment and inequity are some of the causes for the crime, which are also downsides of the town. Depending on where you choose your hackathon space in Chicago, consider providing security to protect the people and equipment inside.

  • Expensive
    When you are thinking of hosting an event in Chicago, you’ll want to make a budget plan in order to afford everything. You will have to pay more here than you would in some other areas, as the cost of living averages at 20% higher compared to the rest of the nation.

  • Traffic
    With the 3rd worst ranked traffic in all US cities and 7th worst compared to the rest of the world, Chicago can be a difficult place to get around. This is understandable as the city is so big and highly populated, but keep in mind that you might have trouble getting places by car.

Famous Locations in Chicago

  • Millennium Park
    Millennium Park is part of the much larger Grant Park found in the downtown area of Chicago. The park’s main attraction is Cloud Gate, a 110-ton steel sculpture inspired by liquid mercury that reflects the sky and its surroundings. At this park, you can also find a garden and concert venue, but above all else, it is just a beautiful area to spend some time outside.

  • Museum of Science and Industry
    Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry is found on the northern end of Jackson Park. It was first established in 1933 and is said to be the city’s most impressive museum. Here you can learn about industrial development and technology, and how natural laws apply to them. It is also one of the first US museums to incorporate “hands on” exhibits that get the visitors involved and interacting with the displays.

  • Buckingham Fountain
    The Clarence Buckingham Memorial Fountain was donated from the family to Chicago in 1927 and is still one of the biggest fountains in the world today. The cascading water display follows an Art Deco style and is meant to represent Lake Michigan and its four surrounding states. The fountain puts on a show every hour using 15,000 gallons of water per minute and is accompanied by lights after dark.