Illinois APEX Accelerator Program

The Illinois Apex Accelerator Program, formerly known as the PTAC Program, advises business owners on how to maximize opportunities and get exposed to local, statewide, and federal government agencies. In order to take advantage of these services, we do require businesses to have an established commercial market. The Illinois APEX Accelerator Program offers one-on-one advising to help your business succeed.

Services Offered:
  • Certification Assistance (M/WBE, DBE, VOSB, SDVOSB, 8(a) )
  • Business Counseling
  • Help identify government buyers and subcontracting opportunities 
  • Market Research
  • Provide training and networking opportunities
  • All services offered at no cost
For more information contact:

Oscar Gutierrez, Program Director (
Alejandra Natera, Project Coordinator


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