A 'Hitchhiker’s Guide' to the Chicago Tech Community

September 8, 2011

Hey BIC,


Just found this great introductory guide to the Boston tech community: http://robgo.org/2011/09/07/the-hitchhikers-guide-to-the-boston-tech-community-sept-2011/. Why not shamelessly copy a good thing and make one for Chicago?


If anyone has something like this, share please! Otherwise, below are the main points. Let's crowdsource some inputs with a #chitechguide tag and put up a compiled list in a few days.


1) Large Tech Meetups:

2) Online Resources and Newsletters:

3) University Resources:

4) Smaller and High Quality Meetups:

5) Coworking Spaces and Accelerators:

6) Entrepreneurial Development Firms:

7) Places to Hang:

8) Journalists and News:

9) Scaling Companies to Watch (ie: probably hiring):

10) 20 to Follow:

a) Investors:

b) Entrepreneurs and Thought Leaders: