Technology Elevation Center
Technology Elevation Center
WELCOME TO TEC 4950
TEC 4950 offers multiple portals for these job seekers and entrepreneurs to not only level the playing field, but find competitive job market advantages, and new markets for their business through technology. TEC 4950 provides access to tech product development support, workshops, and career training to increase awareness of opportunities in the technology industry.
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VISIT TEC 4950
Access to tech product development support, workshops, and career training to increase awareness of opportunities in the technology industry.
START A BUSINESS
Are you interested in starting a business or currently informally running a business and want to become licensed and legally structured?
BEGIN A NEW CAREER
Are you ready to start a career that pays you a salary that allows you to live the life you want?
HOSTING A MEETING A TEC4950
Great space for local entrepreneurs, businesses and community organizations to host meetings, professional development workshops, training's and informational gatherings.
TEC 4950 FEATURES INCLUDES:
JET Series: Using Your Talents to Create Products
Every Wednesday in March | 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
JET (Justice Impacted Entrepreneurship Training) entrepreneurship workshops designed for individuals that have been impacted by the justice system with aspirations of becoming an entrepreneur.
Starting Your Business in Illinois (WEBINAR) Tuesday, Mar. 10th | 12 - 1:00 pm
Basic resources and information needed to start your business in Illinois.
Technology Considerations When Starting a Business (WEBINAR) Wednesday,Mar. 11th | 12-1:00 pm
All businesses incorporate some type of technology even the most basic. This workshop helps you look at your tech needs through a more sophisticated and informed lens.
Open Office & Coaching Hours Wednesday, Mar. 18th | 3 - 6:00pm
Meet with small business advisors & banking professionals during open office and business coaching hours at the Illinois SBDC at West Side Forward.
Learning GATA (Grant Accountability Transparency Act)
Thursday, Mar. 12th | 4 - 5:00pm
Thursday, Mar. 26th | 3 - 4:00pm
GATA provides uniform guidance for all State of Illinois grant programs that all applicants and grantees must comply with. Attend an upcoming informational session to learn more about GATA and steps required to meet pre-qualification requirements.
10 Things You Should Know Before Developing an App Wednesday, Mar. 25th | 12-1:00 pm
Learn the concepts of wire framing, UX and UI, back end support and protecting your code. This webinar will guide you through the top 10 things anyone considering developing an app should consider before spending a dime.
Optimizing Social Media Tuesday, March 24th | 4-6:00 pm
Learn the benefits of social media, how to pick the ones that work best for you. Learn strategies to draw attention to your
online presence and how to stay engaged with your clients.
The Art of Negotiation and Why It Is Important to Your Business Thursday, March 26th | 4-6:00 pm
Learn strategies on how to effectively negotiate to close more deals for your business. Good negotiating skills can make a difference in whether your business makes or loses money. This workshop will help you be better prepared for future negotiations.
Olive Harvey College + West Side Forward | Supply Chain Management & Logistics Basic Certificate Program
Justice Impacted Entrepreneurship Training (JET)
What's happening at TEC 4950
Driving Economic Development on the West Side of Chicago
Business Innovation Technology Program
Bethel New Life helps bring individuals and families out of poverty. Through the Blackstone Challenge program, Bethel New Life launched a Business and Technology Program to help their customers launch and grow their own businesses. The program features a training course, workshop series and an expanded tech lab on Chicago’s West Side.
Getting to TEC 4950
TEC 4950 is located on the historic campus of Bethel New Life, in the Austin community on Chicago's West Side.
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