OUR FLAGSHIP EVENTS & INITIATIVES
Dirving inclusive growth and opportunity for Chicago's tech economy and innovation ecosystem
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.