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About Us


Our Mission

For City, For Culture 

We work to boldly redesign the framework and vision for Chicago through technology, capital, and culture

Our Blueprint

Phase 1

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Build a robust community of professionals, technologist, & local business through engaging events & experiences,


Attract diverse founders & their technologies to consider Chicago's South Side as a viable market to anchor their ventures.

Phase 2



Engineer ecosystems of technology, capital, and culture 


Create strategic pathways and pipelines that transition members 
into careers in tech 

Phase 3



EOTD/Red Line
Innovation Houses
Talent Retention Programs


Entrepreneurial/Innovation pilot programs 

The Founders

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Alaxandria Foreman

Highly focused on transforming underserved communities into capital markets, Alax works at the intersection of Community Development; Technology; and Venture Capital. Known as a super-connector and ecosystem builder, Alax spends the majority of her time serving as a conduit for local Black and Brown founders and those interested in entering the Chicago market. Currently, she has her hands busy building online communities such as Goodie Nation and organizing culturally relevant tech opportunities for the South Side via Black Tech 
Migrants, a subsidiary brand of the ChiTechCLLCT. 

Christina Rice

Christina Rice is an innovative business development entrepreneur, speaker, and non-profit leader leveraging expertise in communications, special events, hospitality, and community engagement to create a lasting impact. She is a passionate business and community builder, helping visionaries create pathways to success and connecting community members to resources and opportunities that create abundant life. 

Makunde George Martin

Makunde is a Software Engineer at Google, the founder of Tech Link up, and the Executive Director of a non-profit called Justice For Cameroon. Makunde hosts events in chicago for poc in tech with the goal of creating more comfortable networking environments. He also has experience in fundraising for his non-profit and hosting events to get the youth interested in tech. All in all, Makunde loves to bring people together and loves to get involved in his community.

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