What We

What We

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We work across Chicagoland’s tech ecosystem to make our region a global tech leader where all people thrive.

Our Principles

Follow the Data
to find a pressing challenge in our tech and innovation ecosystem with great upside for our region
Break silos
and work with leaders across industry, academia, technology, government and more to bring the diverse voices to the table

Champion Diversity
to ensure we’re creating value for the many not the few
Launch Solutions that Stick
and can sustain themselves to make  Chicagoland stronger and more inclusive, so we’re ready for the next challenge

Our Priorities


Building a more inclusive future in tech for all Chicagoans

What We’re Doing:
  • Talent Solutions – Creating the most digitally prepared and inclusive workforce in America

Unlocking the power of game changing innovation early, and putting a system in place to help those innovations scale

What We’re Doing

  • Early Stage: Deep Tech – Translating science into commercial impact
  • Growth Stage: Company Connect – Helping growth stage startups scale by supporting acquisition of enterprise customers

Increasing visibility into our regions wins and successes to attract more talent and business

What We’re Doing

  • Marketing & Communications – Positioning Chicagoland as a leading global technology destination and amplifying the inclusivity and diversity of our tech ecosystem