Past Special Events

Alumni Idea Hack

When: Thursday, May 11th, 2017
Where: 1871, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212, Classroom 2.03, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Building on our first Idea Hack, this event includes a speed pitch activity. Whether you have a business idea or just want to network, you’ll meet seasoned and aspiring entrepreneurs, and get feedback on your startup ideas. Non-i.c.stars alumni guests are welcome. Partners include mHUB, 1871, Wi-Stem, and the Chicago Leadership Alliance....

Capitalize on Illinois 2017

When: Friday, April 7th, 2017
Where: Maggiano's Little Italy 516 N Clark St (Entrance on Grand), Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
This premier event brings together over 200 C-Level IT executives, i.c.stars alumni, sponsors and board members to share and learn together. Capitalize on Illinois is a great opportunity to meet the i.c.stars interns and alums while being immersed in our innovative culture. This year's conference will center on the impact of Immigration and...

TechBash 2016

When: Tuesday, November 15th, 2016
Where: Untitled Supper Club, 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meet and mingle with the CIO's of 50 companies who will act as "CIO Help Desk Hosts" at TechBash 2016, ready to take your questions on business, leadership and technology once you submit your "ticket". The CIO's will be stationed around the event throughout the evening. i.c.stars will provide a Star Map and schedule so that TechBashers can...

iOpener 2016

When: Friday, August 26th, 2016
Where: Motorola Mobility, 222 W Merchandise Mart Plaza 19th FLOOR, Chicago, IL 60654, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
First Comes Data: Why Data Management and Analytics is a Priority for your Business Join 60+ Technology Executives for a Thought Leadership Conference on how Data is impacting all areas of your business as well as systems that affect you on a personal, company, and state-wide level at the 2016 iOpener Innovation Conference. Be a part of...

CXO Disrupt

When: Wednesday, June 15th, 2016
Where: Google, 320 N Morgan St #600, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
CxO Disrupt: The Evolution of the C-Suite is a brand new networking and thought leadership event oriented towards fostering collaboration within the C-Suite and beyond- driven by the disruptive transformation happening in technology and marketing. This year's event will focus on the CIO/ CMO Journey- featuring CIO/ CMO case studies from McDonald...

Capitalize on Illinois 2016

When: Friday, May 6th, 2016
Where: Maggianos, 516 N Clark St, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 8:00 am - 11:30 am
This premier event brings together over 200 C-Level IT executives, i.c.stars alumni, sponsors and board members to share and learn together. Capitalize on Illinois is a great opportunity to meet the i.c.stars interns and alums while being immersed in our innovative culture. For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Carey Kogol, Development...

Stakeholders 2016

When: Monday, January 18th, 2016
Where: 1871, Auditorium, 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, 12th Floor, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. had a dream and i.c.stars ‘dares to dream.’ Each year, on MLK Day, i.c.stars brings these two together, inviting its supporters, alumni and their families to consider King’s legacy and to become agents of change in their communities. This year, more than 100 i.c.stars stakeholders including technology...

TechBash 2015

When: Tuesday, November 10th, 2015
Where: Untitled Supper Club, 111 W Kinzie St, Chicago ILLINOIS
Time: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Meet and mingle with the CIO's of 50 companies who will act as "CIO Help Desk Hosts" at TechBash 2015, ready to take your questions on business, leadership and technology once you submit your "ticket". The CIO's will be stationed around the event throughout the evening. i.c.stars will provide a Star Map and schedule so that TechBashers can...

A Measurable Impact

Initial placement rate:
90%
Industry retention rate:
81%
College attendance rate:
55%
Alumni actively engaged in their communities:
72%
Average 12-month earnings before program:
$10,790
Average 12-month earnings after program:
$44,010