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Resources for Entrepreneurs

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Community Partners

1871

DePaul has a partnership with 1871, the largest incubator in North America, which is located in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Students and faculty from every college across the university are welcome to apply for approval to reserve work space in the 1871 DePaul office or participate in their programs and events.

2112

All DePaul students and faculty have access to our office space and programming at 2112. Check out the workshops and events that are available.

Illinois Science & Technology Coalition (ISTC)

ISTC is a member-driven nonprofit organization that cultivates technology-based economic development throughout Illinois, offering mentorship programs and startup challenges for students and entrepreneurs. All DePaul students & faculty have access to their programming and events. 

mHUB

mHUB is an innovation center and maker space for physical product development and manufacturing. Members create breakthrough products in robotics, connected devices, sensors, energy tech, medical devices and other cutting-edge innovations. Email cec@depaul.edu for membership details.

Competitions

Purpose Pitch Competition

The annual event is a unique pitch session where startups pitch their greater purpose and how they plan to fulfill that purpose through their business objective.

Hackathon Challenge

The virtual Coleman Entrepreneurship Center Hackathon challenge gives graduate and undergraduate students opportunities to create solutions to real problems facing an entrepreneur. Selected winners are awarded with scholarship money.

Accelerator Programs

Women in Entrepreneurship Institute Business Accelerator Program

Designed and delivered by successful women entrepreneurs, the institute's accelerator program at DePaul aims to prepare you to bring your business to market, or help you scale your existing business and enter new markets.

Student Organizations

DePaul Net Impact

DePaul Net Impact is a chapter of Net Impact, a nonprofit membership organization for students and professionals interested in using business skills in support of various social and environmental causes. The chapter hosts events that provide students opportunities to examine, explore and articulate their desire for positive social impact.

Collegiate Entrepreneurs’ Organization (CEO)

CEO is the premier entrepreneurship network with chapters on university campuses across North America and beyond. CEO currently supports entrepreneurship in over 250 chapters in all 50 states and worldwide. The nonprofit hosts global conferences, competitions and events aimed at helping students discover opportunities through enterprise creation. Learn about CEO's fall 2021 event​s

Workshops

Throughout the year, the CEC hosts a series of workshops and events aimed at exposing you to Chicago's entrepreneurial ecosystem and helping you launch your business.

Learn more about CEC workshops

Mentorship

Open to all DePaul students alumni and community members, the Coleman Mentorship Program offers more than 50 mentors who can help take your business to the next level.

Learn more about the CEC Mentorship Program

Additional Events

Resource Guide

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center has curated a list of external and university-wide res​ources that is constantly updated with the latest events, competitions, programs, incubators and more for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

View the Coleman Resource Guide