Chicago is a place where young entrepreneurs grow big ideas, transform industries and shape technology and business as we know it. Attendees of ThinkChicago will have the opportunity to attend company career fairs, meet Chicago-based businesses, and participate in panels featuring Mayor Emanuel, industry leaders, and Chicago-based technologists.  

Join us in Chicago from July 27 to July 31, 2016 for a chance to visit and meet with the leaders of some of today's most innovative tech companies. 150 elite students will meet industry leaders, visit business headquarters, and attend this year's four-day Lollapalooza music festival (July 28-31, 2016). 

ThinkChicago seeks university students who are enthusiastic about digital technology, computer science, innovation or entrepreneurship and have demonstrated a commitment to achievement and excellence in their field. Apply here by 11:59 PM CST on Sunday, May 15, 2016! 

Past participants were exposed to companies like GrubHub, Belly, kCura, 37Signals and Vibes, and speakers like Eric Lunt (BrightTag CTO), Dag Kittlaus (creator of Siri) and Harper Reed (Obama for America 2012 CTO). Attendees also visited the 1871 incubator space, met Mayor Emanuel and toured the Chicago sites.  

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