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Let's face it - it's time you joined the 500+ member companies who are helping to build the Chicago tech community.


Our mission is to scale Illinois tech companies. Whether you are looking to build your team, promote your business or collaborate with like-minded tech executives, we’ve got you covered. We work every day to connect and strengthen the local tech community - to drive the kind of investment, talent, and innovation that will make people talk about Chicago as a leading tech ecosystem.

Founded in 2005, ITA defined the Chicago tech community and continues to drive the industry forward in conjunction with 1871 Chicago as the premier connector and advocate for the region.

ITA membership is corporate, and all employees at your company can utilize the benefits, resources and services we offer. Membership dues are annual.

Our members consist primarily of growth-stage technology firms that are scaling quickly, with additional access to a larger network of founders and enterprise companies. Curious what other companies are members of ITA?


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Industry Membership

For technology companies and the tech department/divisions of large corporations. Benefits appeal to growth-stage, quick-scale companies, large organizations – and everything in between.



(Technology Company or Technology Division)

Industry Membership is for a company or division of a company whose primary business is developing technology products and/or services. Dues are calculated by the number of full-time Illinois based employees.

<50 Employees: $2,000
50-125 Employees: $4,000
126-250 Employees: $6,000
251-500 Employees: $8,000
500+ Employees: $10,000


Associate Membership

For companies who help advance the tech industry through professional and/or commercial services. Get connected to a premier group of technology leaders that will allow your organi¬zation to grow and thrive.



(Services to Technology Companies) 

Associate Membership is for a company whose purpose is to assist in the advancement of the technology industry through necessary professional and/or commercial services. Such services include, but are not limited to, legal, financial, advisory services, staffing, publishing, news services, event producers, advertising, marketing, public relations, marketing, insurance and executive search firms.


Venture Connection

For capital investment firms. We help you seek new investments and provide value for your current portfolio. Venture Connection Members receive ITA Membership for two of your portfolio companies and a 50% discount on ITA membership for all other portfolio companies.



(Capital Firms to Technology Companies)

Venture Connection Membership is for a capital firm whose purpose is to fund technology companies with as venture or private equity.


Affiliate Membership




Affiliate Membership is for educational and non-profit organizations engaged in the technology industry. Such organizations include, but are not limited to, universities, colleges, technical schools and other academic institutions.



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