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CEC Hackathon Challenge Winners

Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Names Hackathon Challenge winners

Congrats to the CEC Hackathon Challenge winners Xyla Gatilao, Melissa Marie Mendoza, Abdul Muizz Naeem and Eric Gastevich, II. During the inaugural challenge, four teams of DePaul students presented their ideas to help the startup Fashion Masks improve its sales and marketing. Read more.



COVID-19

COVID-19’s Impact on Small Business: A Q&A with DePaul Entrepreneur Experts

Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Director Bruce Leech and Chair Maija Renko discuss the unique set of challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurs and small businesses amid COVID-19. Read more.



DePaul graduate student Josh Fort pitches his business ZIP Labs

Student Creativity Gets the Spotlight at 10th Annual Innovation Expo

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center hosted its 10th Annual Innovation Expo on Feb. 11. The event featured 10 aspiring student entrepreneurs who presented their business ideas to the more than 50 university faculty, staff and student attendees. Read more.



Afenya Montgomery, founder of iCAN Collective, will learn how to enhance her business success through WEI's Business Accelerator Program

Women in Entrepreneurship Institute Welcomes Second Business Accelerator Cohort

The Women in Entrepreneurship Institute at DePaul welcomed seven women founders to its Business Accelerator Program on Jan. 14 during an evening networking event in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood. Read more.



WEI ABC News

WEI uses National Women's Small Business Month to recruit its second accelerator cohort

Director of the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute Abigail Ingram and Coleman Center board member Joan Hannant discusses what WEI does to help Chicago's women entrepreneurs take their businesses to the next level. Read more.



DePaul Entrepreneurship Program Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

DePaul Entrepreneurship Program Ranked Among the Nation’s Best

DePaul’s graduate entrepreneurship program placed No. 19 and the university’s undergraduate entrepreneurship program was No. 23 in the Best Colleges for Entrepreneurs 2020 rankings released by The Princeton Review and Entrepreneur magazine. Read more.



Abigail Ingram

DePaul and Comer Youth Center Partner to Teach Teens about Entrepreneurship

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center summarizes its mission in four words: do good, do well. It’s a message South Side teenagers embraced this spring at the Gary Comer Youth Center, where the center taught them how to develop their entrepreneurial skills to do good and do well.Read more.



Abigail Ingram

A Q&A with the new Director of Women in Entrepreneurship Institute

Abigail Ingram has been named the director of the Women in Entrepreneurship Institute. In her new role, Ingram will oversee the institute's programming, events and fundraising efforts. Read more.