ThinkChicago invites 200 university students to tour Chicago's fast growing tech scene and attend Lollapalooza and Chicago Ideas Week Programming.


Chicago Ideas 2020
October 27-29

Friday, Oct. 9, 2020 by 11:59pm CDT

You're invited to join 300 top-tier college students from across the country for Chicago's premier tech talent immersion event. Any student in the University of Illinois System may apply.

We're excited to announce ThinkChicago Chicago Ideas 2020, an all-virtual event for top-tier students to explore Chicago's thriving tech and innovation ecosystem and participate in Chicago Ideas. Selected participants will take part in a three-day immersion program where you'll meet with tech community leaders, explore career-building opportunities, and network with student entrepreneurs and innovators from across the country.

This program is FREE and you can participate from the comfort of your home, from October 27-29! Learn more.

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ThinkChicago connects university students with career-building opportunities in Chicago's tech & innovation ecosystem. ThinkChicago is led by ChicagoNEXT of World Business Chicago, in partnership with the City of Chicago and the University of Illinois System.

Thank you to ThinkChicago 2020 presenting sponsor tastytrade. Learn more about one of Chicago's leading tech companies and their hiring.


Thank you to our partner Chicago Ideas. Learn more about this innovative year-round platform designed to make visionary ideas accessible to a wide audience, fostering meaningful connections to spark positive change in the world.










Technology Entrepreneur Center

The Grainger College of Engineering

351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801

We're here to help! Contact Tara Flesner, TEC Office Manager, at the phone number or email above, and you'll get a quick response during normal business hours.

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