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Chicago Tech Future is a Verizon-led community-focused initiative that is partnering with Chicagoans to educate the public on how technology will change lives. The new networks that Verizon and other wireless carriers are building will provide state-of-the-art broadband technologies that will touch every aspect of how people will live, work, and play.

Access to state-of-the-art broadband technologies can provide all of our communities with the ability to create products that we haven’t even dreamed of. These technologies will provide people with better access to healthcare, education, jobs, economic development, social activism and entertainment. It will also improve public safety and the environment, create smart homes, smart cars and smart cities and bring innovation that will empower citizens to act as change agents so communities can be the authors of their own stories.

Please join us in this movement so that we can put the future in the hands of the people.

Exploring the Future of Tech

Responding to First Responders

Unfortunately, the biggest death and injury rate for first responders is traffic accidents. HAAS Alert, a Chicago-based cellular-vehicle communication company, is using technology to tackle this issue.   Fire and police command centers, for example, work with the company to alert drivers when emergency vehicles are approaching. As Cory Hohs, CEO and Co-Founder of HAAS […]

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Healthtech Online Demo Day: Watch Promising Startups Pitch — March 31, 2020

Now more than ever, the world needs entrepreneurs building impactful companies in the healthtech space. On this live and interactive online event, you can watch pitches from innovative seed-stage healthtech startups in the Founder Institute portfolio, and ask the founders questions.  Don’t miss this opportunity to learn about the healthtech companies you’ll be reading about tomorrow! Learn […]

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Built in Chicago: 9 Chicago Companies Hiring Engineers Right Now

During their weekly team lunch, VSCO Staff Engineer Stephen Mullins said work talk is socially prohibited. The ritual allows employees to connect with each other in a way they otherwise wouldn’t. Developers are also encouraged to take mental breaks throughout the day, whatever that means for them.  “It may sound silly or unproductive, but sometimes stepping away […]

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