Areas of Focus
CAPITAL: attract capital for tech entrepreneurs
TALENT: attract and retain STEM talent for local companies
INNOVATION: foster innovation through industry, university, and national laboratory partnerships
COMMUNITY IMPACT: build a more inclusive tech community
GLOBAL: promote Chicago's tech community globally
The ChicagoNEXT Council
Since the council’s founding in 2012 by J.B. Pritzker, the ChicagoNEXT Council represent a cross-section of the city’s tech and innovation community convened by the Mayor. Council members collaborate on shared interests and collectively influence ChicagoNEXT programs, projects, and initiatives.
Today, the council includes 250+ tech and community leaders who are mobilized to support various ChicagoNEXT-led efforts. Learn more here.