Business Innovation and Technology (BIT) Initiative

In July 2017 Bethel began development of the Business Innovation Technology program to assist entrepreneurs that want to take the next step in exploring innovative ideas to incorporate ever-changing technology into their new or existing business. The BIT program will have a fully functioning lab and maker space, offer free BIT workshops to educate entrepreneurs on this new technology, and in January 2018 will offer the first cohort of a 15 week BIT entrepreneurship training program. The program will have a strong resource component of mentors who work and own businesses in the tech industry that will be available to entrepreneurs who are looking for further assistance in developing their technology, taking a product to market, app development, and investment opportunities for potential start-ups or expansion.


The Business Innovation and Technology Initiative or (BIT) provides access to technological resources to help aspiring entrepreneurs develop new products to bring to market and incorporate technology into their existing business.  Participants will have access to a maker space, hands-on workshops in 3D printing, app development, big data and other topics, and skillsets that usher entrepreneurs into participating in the 21st-century tech economy.  Entrepreneurship training and collaborative resources within Chicago’s tech ecosystem will support participants in their product development and go to market strategies to build sustainable business models.

Click on this link to apply for the BIT Program