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Coleman Entrepreneurship Center

Join us at the 2017 Purpose Pitch Competition

DePaul students and alumni will compete in the first annual Purpose Pitch Competition on May 11, 2017. Purpose-driven DePaul startups will pitch their plans for $25,000 total in funding. More information on the competition can be found here. Tickets for the May 11 pitch can be purchased here. Students may email with name and DePaul ID for the student ticket discount code. 

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 DePaul 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.

Contact Us

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

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