From July 31 - August 2, 2019, Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot, along with the University of Illinois System, World Business Chicago, and Lollapalooza will invite 200 top college students from across the country to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s vibrant technology ecosystem and attend this year’s four-day Lollapalooza music festival.

    • Tour some of Chicago’s most innovative companies and co-working spaces
    • Meet with key industry leaders; participate in talks and presentations featuring Chicago technologists and entrepreneurs
    • Attend Lollapalooza 2019 music festival, plus a walkthrough of the artist production areas.

    2019 DATES

    July 31 - August 2


    Students are accepted into the program based on their interest in digital technology, computer science, innovation, entrepreneurship and demonstrated commitment to excellence. Most students are in their junior or senior years of their undergraduate studies, but students from other years are also encouraged to apply.


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    Rahm Emanuel

    Mayor, City of Chicago

    Jeremy Bird

    CEO & Founding Partner, 270 Strategies

    Kristi Dula

    Network Relationship Manager, Pritzker Group

    Shelley Stern Grach

    Director of Civic Engagement, Microsoft Chicago