Tech hub 1871 merges with ITA; Illinois Technology Association's CEO stepped down in Dec.
Chicago's marquee tech hub, 1871, has acquired Illinois Technology Association in an effort to broaden the resources available to its member tech companies.
1871, which was co-founded by J.B. Pritzker in 2012, offers programming and support for startups and helps connect them to corporations, giving those early stage companies exposure to a larger audience. Illinois Technology Association, or ITA, focuses on slightly larger companies that have 25 to 1,000 employees and are trying to grow.
"For us, it's a total complement," said Betsy Ziegler, CEO of 1871. "We've got different memberships and it's an opportunity to connect all the ...