BUILD A CONSTELLATION OF TALENT.

i.c.stars develops leaders through a robust training program for underserved young adults. Be the change you want to see in the tech industry.

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SHAPE THE NEXT GENERATION OF TECH LEADERS.

Committed to racial equity and social justice, i.c.stars drives change with education, training and opportunity. We provide underserved young adults with technology-based workforce development, community leadership training, internships and job placement.

With a pay-it-forward mentality, i.c.stars is shaping the next generation of community-minded technology leaders.

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BUILT FOR RESILIENT PROBLEM-SOLVERS.

i.c.stars is a highly selective program for people who love learning as much as they love tech. We’re looking for motivated problem-solvers who have overcome adversity and want to help other people.

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TRAINING A NEW WORKFORCE.

We offer intensive training and a two-year practicum. Through project-based learning, our stars work in teams to solve a range of real-world problems. They work with our corporate partners to cultivate leadership skills, learn civics, and develop a community-first mindset.

99% of alumni volunteer with i.c.stars after they graduate.

PUTTING THOSE SKILLS TO WORK.

With their in-demand tech skills and real-world experience, our stars graduate ready to work and lead the way. Employers that hire stars lower their risk with candidates guaranteed to be great. They’re screened, trained, and prepared to meet your business needs.

10K+ employers have engaged i.c.stars, changing perceptions and practices around nontraditional talent.

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EVENTS

i.c.stars |* iOpener Innovation Conference 2022 Friday, August 26th, 2022 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM Blue Cross Blue Shield Tower, Chicago, IL Purchase Single Conference Pass . . . Join i.c.stars for the 2022 iOpener Innovation Conference focused on the theme: NFTs, Blockchain & E-Commerce Listen to engaging keynote speakers, participate in [...]

TechBash 2022

November 15 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm CST

Join i.c.stars for a star studded end of year celebration including i.c.stars alumni, VIPs, and sponsors!

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Past Events

Stargazing MLK Day Event

January 17 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm CST

Ticket- $50 Join the i.c.stars community for an engaging conversation with community and business leaders on the future of social justice and racial equity. This virtual convening will feature a series of conversations with leaders in the format of "The View"! Star-studded discussion will be led by Hosts: *Sandee Kastrul, President and Co-Founder, i.c.stars [...]

StarBash 2021

December 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm CST

Join us as CIOs, sponsors, and alumni take center stage for i.c.stars’ largest fundraising and networking event of the year!

TechBash 2021

December 2, 2021 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm CST

Join us as CIOs, sponsors, and alumni take center stage for i.c.stars’ largest fundraising and networking event of the year!

i.c.stars iOpener Innovation Conference 2021

August 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am CDT

Join 300 Technology and Business leaders for powerful content and facilitated conversations with CxOs.

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