What We
Do

What We
Do

© Chait Goli
 
We work collaboratively with Chicago communities to make our region a global tech leader where all people thrive.
 
How do we do it?
 
We serve as an ORCHESTRATOR bringing the voices of business, tech, nonprofit and government to the table to CATALYZE the solutions that will make Chicagoland an inclusive tech leader.

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

Talent Attraction

Bringing top tech talent back to Chicago.

Talent Development Pathways

Increasing the pool of diverse entry level graduates.

DEI Dashboard

Source of truth about the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in Chicago tech.

  • Talent Attraction

    Bringing top tech talent back to Chicago.

  • Talent Development Pathways

    Increasing the pool of diverse entry level graduates.

  • DEI Dashboard

    Source of truth about the state of diversity, equity and inclusion in Chicago tech.

Early Stage

Quantum Cohort

Bridging the gap between quantum research and industry.

Growth Stage

P33 Company Connect

Connecting startups with enterprise customers.

Underrepresented Tech Founders

TechRise

Elevating entrepreneurs of color to provide support in the areas they need it most, specifically capital,  customers, and connections.

  • Early Stage

    Quantum Cohort

    Bridging the gap between quantum research and industry.

  • Growth Stage

    P33 Company Connect

    Connecting startups with enterprise customers.

  • Underrepresented Tech Founders

    TechRise

    Elevating entrepreneurs of color to provide support in the areas they need it most, specifically capital,  customers, and connections.

Marketing & Communications

Telling our tech story and increasing our national visibility.

  • Marketing & Communications

    Telling our tech story and increasing our national visibility.