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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Entrepreneurship @ DePaul

DePaul's Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is a partner to the university's nationally ranked academic entrepreneurship program in the Driehaus College of Business. The center serves as an entrepreneurial hub for students, faculty and alumni, as well as the broader Chicago business community.

As an integral part of the Chicago entrepreneurship ecosystem, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center advises, inspires and connects DePaul entrepreneurs from many backgrounds and interests. We're the place where:

  • Students can find real-world guidance about starting or growing a business.
  • Chicago-area startups and other companies can find employees and interns. 
  • Seasoned entrepreneurs can connect with students to advise and mentor them as they launch new ventures.
  • You'll find programs and events designed for students throughout the university, and many are open to DePaul alumni as well as the wider Chicago business community.

DePaul has a partnership with 1871, the largest incubator in North America, which is located in the Merchandise Mart in downtown Chicago. Students from every college across the university are welcome to apply for approval to reserve work space in the 1871 DePaul office.  Faculty interested in using the space may email

To stay in touch with Coleman Entrepreneurship Center activities, join our mailing list to receive updates on our news and events.

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center is funded in part by The Coleman Foundation, a private, independent grant-making organization.

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DePaul University
1 E. Jackson Blvd., Suite 7900
Chicago, IL 60604
(312) 362-6480

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