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Chicago is a hub of tech innovation. A place where entrepreneurs transform industries. A community where people are changing business as we know it.

And we want you in on the action. 

ThinkChicago gives you the tools and connections necessary to launch your career in Chicago. The program provides outstanding college students with a VIP tour of Chicago’s fast-growing tech scene, connects them with leaders of innovative companies and gives them free admission to Chicago's premier events: Chicago Ideas Week and Lollapalooza. Launched in 2011 by Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Ideas Week (CIW) and University of Illinois, ThinkChicago is a collaboration between Mayor Emanuel, Chicago Ideas, the University of Illinois, World Business Chicago and 1871.

ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza

From July 30 to August 2, Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Ideas, the University of Illinois, World Business Chicago and 1871 invite top university students to take a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s fast growing tech scene. ThinkChicago attendees will have a chance to tour innovative companies, meet industry leaders and gain free admission to Lollapalooza.

Learn more about ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza at thinkchicago.net.

ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week

Applications for ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week will be available beginning late summer/early fall 2015. For up-to-the-minute information on ThinkChicago and all Chicago Ideas programming, sign up for our newsletter here.

Chicago Ideas Week Oct 17 – 23, 2016

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