Tech Organizations in the Chicago Area

Tech Associations, Tech Groups and Economic Development Organizations in the Greater Chicago Area

  1. 1871
    Our founders and innovators are the center of our gravity. We know you are bold, intent on solving hard problems and pushing the boundaries of technology. Our community’s impact resonates throughout Chicago and beyond. We’re here to inspire, equip, and support you as you build the extraordinary tomorrow.
    Betsy Ziegler, CEO
  2. BuiltWorlds
    BuiltWorlds is a community and network. We believe in innovation through collaboration, to push the built industry forward. Through our events, ecosystem, and supporting video and written content, BuiltWorlds is providing the tools, knowledge, inspiration, and connections to grow careers, companies, and the industry.
  3. Greater ChicagoNEXT
    A dedicated effort to drive growth and opportunity in Chicago’s technology community, governed by a council of industry leaders
    Mark Tebbe, Chairman
  4. Illinois Technology Association
    For over 35 years, both the ITA and the CEC (dba 1871) have been supporting, connecting, and serving the Chicago tech community. There is a natural alignment of organizational missions, as both our organizations are member-based and exist to enable success for our members by driving positive economic development in Chicago and across the region.
    Lindsey Perez, Vice President of Operations
  5. The Executives’ Club of Chicago
    The Executives’ Club is Chicago’s premier membership organization and business forum. For more than one hundred years, The Club has been a valued resource for Chicago’s business leaders – connecting members, providing opportunities for strategic relationship development, access to intellectual exchange and world class speakers, and enhanced exposure to the broader business community.
    Margaret M Mueller PhD, President and CEO

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