One of the really unique and beautiful things about Chicago as a city—and the tech community here in particular— is that it isn’t internally competitive. Don’t get me wrong; companies here are as ambitious as you’ll find anywhere. But when someone succeeds here, it’s treated like a win for the whole community. The Illinois Technology Association (ITA) plays to that strength by creating a space where people can come together, offer support, offer advice, and in the end, get that much farther along in putting Chicago on the map.

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