The Chicago TechNexus
TechNexus is the gateway to collaboration for Chicago’s technology leaders. Established in 2007, the ecosystem began with private investment and community support and in partnership with the Illinois Technology Association (ITA) to serve as a ‘clubhouse’ where ventures grow, and a co-working facility to bring technology professionals together, foster relationships and promote a sense of community in Chicago.
Managing Partners, here to serve
Fred Hoch is President of the Illinois Technology Association, a former executive of the national Software and Information Industry Association, and an entrepreneur. Ever wonder what’s going on in the technology industry and the dramatic changes that are transforming it? Fred Hoch works with companies to sort it all out. A recognized expert on the business models of the technology industry and in particular Software as a Service, which he has championed for the industry since 1999, Fred has worked with hundreds of companies to strategically address the ongoing transformation and challenges of the industry.
Terry Howerton passionately represents a growing community of social and technology entrepreneurs who are launching and building businesses in Chicago. As founding Chairman of the Illinois Technology Association (ITA), Terry champions the interests of nearly 700 local companies and guides a long-term mission that places the group among the nation’s most influential technology associations. Terry also serves on the boards of several area start-ups, emerging companies and non-profits, and is very involved in education reform following the 2009 launch of a new Chicago high school for entrepreneurs and technologists.
Recent Clubhouse Check-ins
From Twitter @TECHNEXUS
- “An incubator that's been a fixture in the Chicago scene for years.” -The Atlantic
- “The gateway to collaboration for Chicago’s technology leaders.” –Business News Daily
- “A nurturing community dedicated to the diverse tech business ecosystem blossoming in the City of Big Shoulders.” –Business News Daily
- “TechNexus’ status as a top-ten incubator... is based off the one thing that matters: the companies that call TechNexus home.” –PandoDaily
- “The bridge between small companies and huge enterprises.” –DeskMag
- “Known as the crown jewel of the Chicago Tech Community, TechNexus is the premier forum where Chicago’s technology leaders gather.” –Elite Daily
- “TechNexus aims to be a collaboration environment rather than a program.” –Tech.li
- “A cozy coworking space.” –Technori
- “TechNexus was recently voted as one of the top ten incubators in the US; an impressive accomplishment, especially considering they do not consider themselves an incubator…” –DeskMag