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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


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 for a direct introduction.


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


Sales Assembly

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

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


TecHive by Centrally Human: Changing the Face of Technology

There are coding bootcamps and inspirational conferences with renowned CEOs. But what about the women in middle? That's where we come in. We focus on moving diversity from the front lines into the executive side by creating a space for women and male allies in their early and mid-career to explore new technologies, applications, business and career challenges, networking, job hunting, promotions and more. We do this through intimate salon-style monthly dinners (child care included) as well as speaker/conference training and professional coaches. Our world is diverse. Let's make sure our leaders, teams and talent reflect that. and use code ITAPARTNER for 20% off a 12-month membership.



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. 



A full-service technology company, providing technical and digital solutions for your business. Our work is making things work for you. With nearly two decades of multifaceted technology experience, our team is ready to help you develop a tailored plan to scale your business. We offer a comprehensive range of services including IT solutions, cloud solutions, website and application development, and digital marketing. 
At EMPIST, we strive to provide our clients with the peace of mind they deserve.
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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:


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

25% discount provided to ITA members for any in-person workshop. Contact 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

Tech Events/Conferences

The Economist: Innovation Summit 2020

Some companies have taken on board the idea that their increased power puts new demands on them. They now believe that firms should indeed serve stakeholders as well as shareholders. Business need to offer good value to customers; support their workers with training; be inclusive in matters of gender and race; deal fairly and ethically with all their suppliers; support the communities in which they work; and protect the environment. However companies reset and refine their purposes in the years to come, they will still need to perform. What innovative strategies are going to help them get there? What power playbook will they need to follow? Are there enough new technologies to ward off economic decline? What’s the geopolitical context and nuances leaders must consider? 

The Economist’s Innovation Summit celebrates a decade in 2020 and we’re imagining the company of the future and also the social and political forces that will shape it. As we look ahead, how can businesses harness innovation to solve humanity’s most pressing challenges? What sort of chief executives will survive and thrive in the coming era of perpetual change? How can today’s firms manage the transformation they will need if they are to prosper? What world do we want to create and how can artificial intelligence help us get there?

Join us as we hear from a few of the innovators who are reshaping the future. Register today. ITA members get 15% off by emailing

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!


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 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

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