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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center News and Events

From workshops to panel discussions, the Coleman Center hosts year-round events  that connect students, alumni  and Chicago entrepreneurs. Catch up on the center's news and events below.

GCEC Conference

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and its Women in Entrepreneurship Institute are collaborating with the Illinois Institute of Technology to host the 2018 Global Consortium of Entrepreneurship Centers (GCEC) annual conference. With a theme of  "Entrepreneurship in Chicago: Big City, Big Impact!", this conference will be hosted jointly on the DePaul and IIT campuses Oct. 18-20, 2018.

GCEC Conference

Purpose Pitch Competition

The annual Purpose Pitch Competition challenges student and alumni entrepreneurs to pitch their greater purpose and how they plan to fulfill that purpose through their business objective, instead of pitching investors on the business itself.

Coleman Center Events

Coleman Center News

  • Women in Entrepreneurship Institute

    Coleman Center Launches Women in Entrepreneurship Institute

    The new institute is the nation’s first comprehensive institute for women founders that integrates academic learning, research, incubation, funding and public policy. Read more.

  • Ann Foley

    Purpose-driven Startups Compete for Prizes

    Four Chicago startups with ties to DePaul pitched their purpose-driven businesses in the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center’s second annual Purpose Pitch Competition May 3. Read more.

  • Founder Institute

    Coleman Center hosts diversity symposium

    Four panelists and one keynote speaker told their personal stories on starting their businesses, and also addressed efforts being made toward inclusive entrepreneurship at DePaul University. Read more.

  • Founder Institute

    DePaul students develop businesses through accelerator program

    Nineteen DePaul students will develop businesses during a startup launch program hosted by the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center and the Founder Institute. Read more.

  • 2112 membership

    DePaul joins entertainment-focused tech hub 2112

    The Chicago Tribune highlighted DePaul's new membership at innovation hub 2112, Chicago’s Northwest Side that focuses on business development in music, video, film and creative technologies. Read more.

  • 1871 space

    DePaul is getting its own space at 1871

    The Chicago Tribune featured DePaul's new space at 1871, connecting DePaul alumni, students and staff to Chicago’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Read more.

  • Purpose Pitch Competition winners

    Entrepreneurs win $20K for startup that helps autistic children

    During the Coleman Center's inaugral Purpose Pitch Competition, judges named EarlyVention "Most Purposeful Startup in Chicago" for its work developing educational materials for autistic children. Read more.

  • Coleman Center grand opening

    New space for Coleman Entrepreneurship Center increases collaboration

    The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center opened a new, dedicated space to work with students and alumni to build businesses. Read more.

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