• THINKCHICAGO LAUNCHPAD 2022

    Our first-ever ThinkChicago flagship event exclusive for City Colleges of Chicago students!

    ARE YOU READY TO LAUNCH YOUR CAREER IN TECH & INNOVATION?

    Join us March 24-25, ThinkChicago will invite students from all seven campuses of the City Colleges system for a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s thriving tech & innovation sector ecosystem. Our first-ever flagship event is led by World Business Chicago and City Colleges of Chicago.

    EVENT DATES: MARCH 24-25, 2022*

    Application Deadline: March 18, 2022

    *This is will be a virtual event with optional in-person offerings

    ThinkChicago Launchpad 2022 includes:

    • Access to a series of keynote speakers and panels, representing a cross-section of Chicago's startup & innovation ecosystem.
    • Networking opportunities with official ThinkChicago company partners, which included fast-growing innovative companies/startups who are actively recruiting this year.
    • Connect with fellow student entrepreneurs and innovators from across the CCC system.

    Students are accepted into the program based on their interest in technology, innovation, and entrepreneurship. The application is available for any student currently enrolled at one of the following institutions: Harold Washington College, Harry S Truman College, Kennedy-King College, Malcolm X College, Olive-Harvey College, Richard J Daley College, and Wilbur Wright College.

    PROGRAM AGENDA 

    Wednesday, March 23

    12PM-12:45PM CST | Pre-Conference Session (optional)

    ThinkChicago Orientation | What To Expect | First Time Attendee Q&A Session

     

    Thursday, March 24
    5:30PM-7PM CST | Opening Session

    Keynote Speaker | Panel Discussion

     
    Friday, March 25
    12PM-3PM CST | Day 2 Afternoon Session

    Keynote Speaker | Panel Discussion | Civic Tech Challenge | Company Showcase

    Thank you to our ThinkChicago 2022 Sponsors!

    Learn more about Chicago's leading tech companies at the links below.

    2022 Presenting Sponsor