Chicago, Illinois, united states
THE CHICAGO PROGRAM IS DESIGNED FOR INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS, BUT ALL ARE WELCOME TO APPLY AND PARTICIPATE!
Chicago is among the largest cities in the U.S. and has a constantly changing landscape. Once razed by fire, the city redefined itself through bold architecture combining both the old and the new. As industries have come and gone from the city, Chicago is rising (once again) as a start-city in the tech world.
Without question, the start-up scene in the windy city has flourished, becoming more important to Chicago's economy. Tech start-ups have embraced the diverse economy, building profitable businesses based on solutions to real customer problems. Led by the #1 ranked incubator in the United States, 1871, Chicago's entrepreneurial network is incredibly accessible to those looking to learn and get their foot in the door. All this, paired with amazing food, beautiful scenery (Chicago is nestled up to Lake Michigan), and a thriving economy make Chicago the perfect location for a global startup trek. Although it gets its nickname from its history of "flexible" politicians, the Windy City will require warmer clothes.
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Sample Itinerary (subject to change)
Design Thinking Workshop
Tour and Q&A at 1871
Roundtable with Tech Startup
Dinner + Instructions to go out
Startup Investor Conference
Presentation at Multinational Corp.
Startup Incubator Tour
Prepare for Day Trip
Explore Museum Campus
Attend Bulls Game