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City Colleges technology and innovation students among those selected from more than 800 applicants WBC recently hosted ThinkChicago Lollapalooza 2017, a three-day event for 200 of the nation’s top engineering, computer science, design and business students to immerse themselves in Chicago’s tech scene and attend one of the nation’s most popular [...]
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Summit Brings 25 Teenage Girls Together in Chicago, Encouraging Leadership and Activism Chicago Sisters Cities International (CSCI) and the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) hosted 25 teenage girls from Chicago and around the world at the second annual Global Youth Ambassadors Leadership Summit in Chicago last week. Nine of [...]
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ThinkChicago: Lollapalooza 2016, a three-day event from July 27-29, recently brought together 200 of the nation’s top technology, engineering and computer science students to explore Chicago’s vibrant technology ecosystem and attend Lollapalooza, one of the country’s most popular music festivals. This year, ThinkChicago received nearly 700 applications for the expanded [...]
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Explore Chicago’s Innovation Ecosystem Chicago is a hub of tech innovation, a booming center for cutting edge companies like Groupon, GrubHub, Threadless and Google to thrive – where young entrepreneurs grow big ideas, transform industries and shape technology and business as we know it. From , Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago Ideas, the [...]
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Thriving Music Incubator Marks First Year, Expanding and Attracting Music Tech Startups from across the Country and Support 75 Companies with 1,500 employees Mayor Rahm Emanuel and World Business Chicago (WBC) today joined music and tech companies, and community members to celebrate the recent growth of 2112, Chicago’s music and technology [...]
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