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P33 is a privately funded non-profit launched in 2019 to drive inclusive, global tech and innovation leadership for Chicagoland. P33 is fueled by a need to unlock the potential of the digital age to solve some of the toughest problems facing Chicago, such as equitable access to digital careers, talent retention, deep science commercialization and gaps in our growth stage startup ecosystem. P33 is co-chaired by Penny Pritzker, former Secretary of Commerce and Founder and Chairman of PSP Partners; Chris Gladwin, CEO and Co-founder of Ocient and Cleversafe; and Kelly Welsh, President of the Civic Committee of The Commercial Club of Chicago.   

People, Purpose, Plans and Progress is the philosophy behind P33, with the vision that in 2033, a hundred years after the 1933 Chicago World’s Fair (A Century of Progress), our city is again a global technology leader. P33 is a collaboration among hundreds of Chicagoland leaders working together to turbocharge Chicago’s tech economy for all Chicagoans. P33 leverages Chicago’s strength – its diverse economy, strong system of universities and research centers, and growing start-up ecosystem – to catalyze Chicago’s tech economy into its next chapter. 

P33 is a privately funded non-profit launched in 2019 to drive inclusive, global tech and innovation leadership for Chicagoland. P33 is fueled by a need to unlock the potential of the digital age to solve some of the toughest problems facing…

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