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Blue Sky Innovation writes that i.c.stars among Blackstone Inclusive Entrepreneurship cohort

June 2, 2017

i.c.stars was selected by Blackstone Charitable Foundation to receive grant to support programming for minority entrepreneurs across Chicago.

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Chicago Ideas profiles i.c.stars recruiter and alumnus: Rico Bryant, like many formerly incarcerated people, isn't defined by

Rico Bryant is the Recruitment Manager of i.c.stars, a technology-based workforce development program assisting low-income adults. One of the pillars that i.c.stars touts is its leadership training, how it helps people from underserved communities tap into their potential and grow into forward-thinking leaders. The 33-year-old Bryant knows this well.

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i.c.stars Partners with Chicago Ideas for Roundtable on Hiring Formerly Incarcerated Individuals

February 22, 2017

i.c.stars partnered with Chicago Ideas on a roundtable discsussion on hiring formerly incarcerated individuals.

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The Chicago Community Trust Features i.c.stars and alumna

March 14, 2017

The Chicago Community Trust highlights i.c.stars and an alumna in: A Jobs Program Creating Tech Stars and Community Leaders.

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eshots' Founder Hosts "High Tea" with Chicago Tech Interns from i.c. stars

March 8, 2017

eshots’ CEO Craig Steensma gives presentation and Q&A with i.c. stars interns.

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i.c.stars president and alumni among 10 Chicago Black folks in tech to be proud of

February 28, 2017

i.c.stars president Sandee Kastrul and alumni Dominic Liddell and Tiffany Mikell among ‘10 Chicago Black folks in tech to be proud of’, according to Medium.com

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ChicagoInno highlights i.c.stars graduate at Thoughtworks, Named Top Company for Women in Tech

October 16, 2016

ChicagoInno highlights i.c.stars graduate at Thoughtworks, recently named a Top Company for Women in Tech.

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'Diverse talent is crucial to a company’s success' – i.c.stars leader

October 5, 2016

New i.c.stars Columbus Executive Director featured by Columbus Business First

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Crains op-ed, Closing the Opportunity Gap, cites i.c.stars

September 30, 2016

Crains op-ed, Closing the Opportunity Gap one Business at a Time and authored by Impact Engine CEO, cites i.c.stars as a way to ‘invest in building talent pool’.

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i.c.stars Gets $100K From Walmart to Expand its Youth Tech Program to More Cities

September 9, 2016

ChicagoInno covers i.c.stars Walmart Foundation expansion grant.

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