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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Do good. Do well.

Located in the heart of Chicago, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is where you will find real-world guidance about starting or growing a business. At Coleman, we do good by believing in creating sustainable business models that do well for the organization, community and all stakeholders. Connecting our DePaul community with the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago provides a hub for you to build, connect and launch your next business. The experiential skills we offer focus on entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity in all realms of business.

Be inspired:

  • Work at Chicago-area startups.
  • Connect with seasoned entrepreneurs.
  • Find your niche in the city’s business community.

“As CEO of CommuterAds, I look back often at the lessons learned both at The Coleman Center and my degree earned at Kellstadt’s Graduate School of Business. The Coleman Center was instrumental in the early development of my fledgling startup. The entrepreneurial skills and tangible tools you will gain from Kellstadt’s Graduate School of Business will help you conceive and launch your business startup.”

Russ (MBA ’11)
CEO, CommuterAds

Russ, DePaul Entrepreneurship MBA alum  

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Princeton Review, top 20 ​graduate entrepreneurship programs of 2021


Bruce Leech

Executive Director
Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

“We want to be a resource for anyone around campus. Chicago is abuzz with incubators and resources, and we’re finding more all the time. If we can't help you, we will find the people who can.”

Contact Us:

If you have any questions or comments, contact us at or (312) 362-8625.

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is funded in part by The Coleman Foundation. Support the center today by contributing a gift at