Using project-based learning and full immersion teaching, i.c. stars provides an opportunity for change-driven, future leaders to develop skills in business and technology.
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“Companies employ CIOs, CEOs and CTOs, why not Chief Innovation Officers?”

- Highlights of the 2010 iOpener Conference

At i.c.stars we provide a rigorous technology-based workforce development and leadership training program for low-income adults, developing Chicagoland's most promising information technology talent with leadership goals and connecting them with career opportunities through our social enterprise and our partner organizations.

Our social mission is central to our work. Our primary goal as a social enterprise is to further our mission and the profits earned through our business model support our training program. Working with low-income young adults, providing them with employment opportunities and preparing them for community-based advocacy allows us to achieve our social purpose.

A Measurable Impact

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Our events provide the primary source of income that funds our training program and helps us achieve our mission. We thank you for participating in helping us build our network!

CMO Disrupt
When: Sunday, July 17th, 2016
Where: DIRTT, 325 N Wells St #1000
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

The very definition of marketing has been evolving - first with the rise of digital, which brought a shift from messaging to brand utility.

i.c.stars event, CMO Disrupt, will focus on marketing leading disruptive innovation within...

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My dear friend, Paulina Fin Caprio, grew up in mergers and acquisitions and financial services. She definitely has The Geek going for her in terms of numbers and scale. We put our heads together and thought it would...

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