Community Partners
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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.

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 derrick@illinoistech.org for information. 

WinningWise

WinningWise is a Talent Management and Development consulting company where we create simple, practical solutions that inspire individuals and organizations to grow, achieve, and drive new and improved outcomes. We are experts in designing and delivering solutions that Transform Cultures, Develop Leaders, Strengthen Teams, Develop Careers and Engage Talent. Visit winningwise for more 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.

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 any in-person workshop. Contact engagement@illinoistech.org for the discount code!

Offering 10% discount of a course (per individual) for an employer that sends 5+ students, and 20% (per individual) for 10+ students to any part-time course (online or in-person)

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

Promotable

Promotable is an education company that is closing the data and digital skills talent gap for companies and individuals through part-time in-person or live-online courses. ITA members can receive 25% off of any part-time Data Analytics, Python, or Product Management courses. Customized corporate training options are also available. **For additional details, contact jhughes@illinoistech.org

 


Tech Events/Conferences

4th Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition

Organized by the Smart Grid Observer, the 4th Annual Smart Cities International Symposium & Exhibition, January 21-23, 2020 in Chicago brings together thought leaders and practitioners from around the world to explore the most recent technology advances, business models, and lessons learned to date in making the Smart City a reality. Expert speakers will examine the experiences of municipal governments who are pushing the envelope and moving toward actual implementation of the Smart City vision. The emphasis is on implementation strategy, case studies, best practices, and the development of compelling business models for transitioning to the 21st Century Smart City.  Visit www.smartcities-symposium.com  

ITA members can receive a promo discount code for 15% off the registration fee by emailing Jessica Hughes at jhughes@illinoistech.org.


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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