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ITA partners with organizations and programs throughout the year, connecting our members to local events and sharing perks!

 

Need a discount code or more information? Email ITA at engagement@illinoistech.org.

 

Only ITA member companies and their employees can take advantage of discounts associated with our partnerships. Non-members are not eligible.

 

Tech Community/Support Groups

Catapult Chicago

Catapult Chicago is the first collaborative community aimed to support growing later-stage tech startups. Catapult has already fostered over 90 founders from 45 companies that have raised over $170 million in capital. Our peer-selection model creates a community of Chicago’s best and brightest, working together to grow the next generation of successful startups. As a non-profit entity, we are supported by the generosity of corporate sponsors that provide professional services, people and mentorship.

Member of ITA and interested in Catapult Chicago? Reach out to jhughes@illinoistech.org for a direct introduction.

Door of Clubs

Connecting student clubs to companies like never before. Visit doorofclubs.com for more information.

Girl Develop It

Girl Develop It is a nonprofit organization that exists to provide affordable and judgment-free opportunities for women interested in learning web and software development. Through in-person classes and community support, Girl Develop It helps women of diverse backgrounds achieve their technology goals and build confidence in their careers and their everyday lives. Find out more at girldevelopit.com.

hub88

hub88 is a technology acceleration center serving northern Illinois. Drawing from the rich technology, science, and industry along the Illinois I-88 corridor, hub88 serves to integrate the regional commercial, education, and entrepreneurial communities to discover, build, test and commercialize emerging technologies and services. Check out their events and opportunities at hub88.org.

Sales Assembly

Sales Assembly is the first and only fully dedicated resource & peer community for sales leaders from Tech/SaaS companies. Learn more at salesassembly.com

A discount code is offered to ITA members for ITA & Sales Assembly partnered events. Reach out to trisha@illinoistech.org for information. 


Tech Education/Certification

Chicago Tech Academy

ChiTech, is a non-profit, 4-year contract school located in University Village. ChiTech was founded to inspire, educate and connect a diverse next generation of technology leaders. ChiTech seeks to increase the number of minority and low-income students that pursue science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) in college and careers. Learn more: chitech.org.

CompTIA

CompTIA is the leading provider of vendor-neutral IT certifications worldwide. ITA members receive 15% off exams and/or training. To receive discount codes, please reach out to engagement@illinoistech.org, all discounts can be redeemed via comptiastore.com

General Assembly

General Assembly is an educational institution that transforms things into creators through education in technology, business and design at 14 campuses across four continents. Learn more at generalassemb.ly.

25% discount provided to ITA members for part time classes and single evening workshops. Contact engagement@illinoistech.org for the diIscount code!

Helping GA talent connect to ITA member companies through workshop collaboration and hosting "Meet and Hire" events. **For additional details, contact trisha@illinoistech.org.


Tech Events/Conferences

Dare Mighty Things  

Described by Inc. as "one of the world's most inspiring tech conferences", the purpose of Dare Mighty Things is to show you that anything is possible. Join us October 28th at the Symphony Center to hear 11+ inspiring stories from Astronauts, people building FLYING cars, the co-founder of Siri and more. ITA members can receive a discount code for regular price passes by emailing Jessica Hughes at jhughes@illinoistech.org. Register today at www.daremightythings.co 

Digital Oasis - Chicago  

The Digital OASIS Chicago event, produced by the Institute for Robotic Process Automation & AI, will focus on the countdown to 2020 - the tipping point for convergence of digital, automation and AI. This event, taking place on June 13th at Baker McKenzie in Chicago, will provide you with total accessibility to industry successes and lessons learned through close interaction with our team of experts and industry speakers. To learn more, visit www.oievents.com/oaiss. Buyers can register at no cost. ITA members involved in marketing, sales or business development from companies that sell software, professional services & tech products can register for as low as $200 with promo code that can be obtained by emailing Jessica Hughes at jhughes@illinoistech.orgTo register, visit https://irpaaievents.regfox.com/oaiss-chicago.


Impact Optimize2019

Impact Optimize2019 is a one-day summit dedicated to changing the way you think about business in the digital age.Learn how to navigate the digital landscape with presentations, breakout sessions and workshops focused on key strategies, technology and solutions for developing and reaching targeted goals. You’ll walk away from the summit with tools and insights to map out your organization’s digital transformation journey. Find out how to build an IT infrastructure that enables secure growth, invest in an ERP solution that can scale, build your brand to compete online and empower your employees with fast, organized workflows using top-of-the-line tools.

As a member of the Illinois Technology Association, you will receive a 20% discount off conference tickets when you register using the promo code. Email Jessica Hughes at jhughes@illinoistech.org to receive the code.

IRCE @ RetailX

IRCE is your one-stop-shop for all your e-commerce needs. This conference and trade show offers you everything your business needs to stay ahead of your competition, in one simple location. IRCE @ RetailX will take place in the world-class city of Chicago, June 25-28, 2019 at McCormick Place.

ITA members may receive a promo code for a $200 discount for IRCE 2019 on all conference passes (Exhibit Hall Only passes excluded from discount) by emailing Jessica Hughes at jhughes@illinoistech.org.

Midwest Applied AI Conference 2019

Hear from top AI leaders who will explain how they apply and operationalize AI. Learn how enterprises productize AI offerings and bring them to market. Get the inside story by listening in on applied AI case studies in Healthcare, Finance, Consumer Products, Industrial IOT and other applications. Better understand how AI is upending many business plans and where the opportunities are.

ITA members may receive a promo code for a 25% discount for Midwest Applied AI Conference 2019 by emailing Jessica Hughes at jhughes@illinoistech.org.


Tech Jobs

Chicago Opportunity Exchange

The Chicago Opportunity Exchange (COE) is focused on creating a more diverse, inclusive and efficient labor market throughout the Chicagoland region.  COE uses groundbreaking, patented technology that uses sophisticated blind-matching algorithms to connect candidates and employers based on skills, interests, and job requirements. The innovative talent exchange integrates Chicago’s key workforce players, simplifies the hiring process for businesses, and simultaneously reduces bias in the recruiting process.

ITA Members:  To POST A JOB, please visit the ITA Opportunity Exchange at https://illinoistech.talentei.com/

Questions? Contact Andree Dolan, Executive Director of the Chicago Opportunity Exchange, at andree.dolan@workfountain.com.


Youth in Tech Development

Expanding Your Horizons

EYH is a one-day symposium for middle school girls to engage in exciting and diverse experiences that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) careers have to offer. Volunteers from the Chicago STEM community organize short, hands-on workshops to directly engage with the girls at a critical time in their development. EYH is a nationally recognized program, and we are proud to bring it to the Windy City for a fifth year! www.eyhn.org

T4 Youth

T4 Youth’s goal is to unite Chicago tech professionals around a shared passion for table tennis to raise money and support future generations of technologists. All of the proceeds from the T4 Youth annual tournament benefit Chicago Tech Academy. Check out t4youth.com to discover more about the tournament.

Year Up

Year Up’s mission is to close the Opportunity Divide by providing urban young adults with the skills, experience and support that will empower them to reach their potential through professional careers and higher education. They achieve this mission through a high support, high expectation model that combines marketable job skills, stipends, internships and college credits. Year Up’s holistic approach focuses on students’ professional and personal development to place these young adults on a viable path to economic self-sufficiency. More at yearup.org.

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