"My favorite part about being a student at Startup Institute was working with brilliant individuals who were like-minded and there for the same reasons. I made more meaningful personal and professional relationships in 8 weeks than I did working professionally in Chicago for 4 years!"

- Josh Moyer, Product & Design Alum 2013

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Chicago's Success Stories

Alissa Ampezzan

Senior Product Designer

I knew I wanted to get into a small, scrappy, purpose-driven team, but had just moved to Chicago and didn't have much of a network. SI gives you an instant network.

Julie Nilan

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If you’re trying to make a career change, the power of the Startup Institute network is invaluable.

Kaleigh Simmons


SI will give you all the tools and knowledge you need to reinvent yourself and get the career of your dreams, but it still requires hard work. Be prepared to hustle.

Sha Liang

Take the opportunity to understand where you are, where you want to go and what steps you need to take to get there.

Program Schedule

Chicago Fall '14 - Oct 13 to Dec 5, 2014

Round 1 Deadline: 21 July, 2014

Round 2 Deadline: 25 August, 2014

Round 3 Deadline: 22 September, 2014

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