• OUR FLAGSHIP EVENTS & INITIATIVES

    Dirving inclusive growth and opportunity for Chicago's tech economy and innovation ecosystem

    ThinkChicago Lollapalooza

    Our annual summer flagship event

    A three-day event for 200 of the nation’s top engineering, computer science, design and business students to immerse themselves in Chicago’s tech scene and attend one of the nation’s most popular music festivals, Lollapalooza.

    ThinkChicago Chicago Ideas Week

    Our annual fall flagship event

    A three-day event for 200 of the nation’s top engineering, computer science, design and business students to immerse themselves in Chicago’s tech scene and attend thought-provoking panels at Chicago Ideas Week.

    ThinkChicago Summits & Other Events

    In partnership with local universities to connect university students with Chicago's tech community

    We work with university entrepreneurship centers and student groups on various webinars and virtual events for students to explore Chicago tech career opportunities.

    ThinkChicago Campus Roadshows

    Bringing Chicago's leading tech companies directly on campus

    ThinkChicago: Roadshow brings Chicago’s technology and innovation companies to visit colleges & universities, showcasing career-building opportunities directly with students on campus

    Partner Program: City Scholars

    Led by the University of Illinois' Grainger College of Engineering

    Launched in 2018, the City Scholars program leverages nationally renowned

    University of Illinois engineering students to build Chicago’s tech pipeline.

    Partner Program: Digital Scholars

    Led by Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) & UIC CHANCE

    Digital Scholars is an immersive program for high school and community college students, and incoming freshman - in partnership with UIC.

    Partner Program: Digital Bridge

    Led by Discovery Partners Institute (DPI) & City Colleges of Chicago

    Digital Bridge will support and develop promising and diverse tech talent in Illinois, with a focus on pathways into computer and data science fields.

  • THINKCHICAGO PARTNERS

    Helping Students Explore The City’s Vibrant Innovation Ecosystem