Coleman Entrepreneurship Center at DePaul University

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center empowers students, alumni and our community members to build sustainable businesses that do good and do well in Chicago. We are the hub to connect, advise and inspire entrepreneurship and innovation in creating businesses with purpose and passion. Our experiential programs, vibrant ecosystem and academic curriculum cultivate a foundation for entrepreneurial success for our entire DePaul community.

About

The Coleman Entrepreneurship Center empowers students, alumni and our community members to build sustainable businesses that do good and do well in Chicago. We are the hub to connect, advise and inspire entrepreneurship and innovation in creating businesses with purpose and passion. Our experiential programs, vibrant ecosystem and academic curriculum cultivate a foundation for entrepreneurial success for our entire DePaul community.

  1. The CEC empowers students, alumni and our community to develop businesses that are focused on a purpose and a cause, beyond just making money.  By focusing on Doing Good, we believe this results in a sustainable business model which will Do Well for all stakeholders.

  2. The CEC believes entrepreneurship is a skill that must be learned by all DePaul students/alumni in all Colleges.  We want all our students/alumni to have experience in entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity, regardless of what organization they start or work for in their career.

  3. The CEC builds upon our academic excellence at DePaul to provide a vibrant experiential component to learning entrepreneurship and helping our students/alumni in starting or enhancing their businesses, creating jobs and having a positive impact in our community.

  4. The CEC and DePaul are focused on our Chicago heritage and look to connect students, alumni, faculty, and mentors to the strong entrepreneurial ecosystem in Chicago to build innovative businesses and create jobs.

Services

Accelerators and Incubators

  • Incubator

Business Planning

  • Business Plan Consulting
  • Diversification
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Forming a Business
  • Market Plan Development

Events and Community Building

  • Hackathon / Startup Week or Weekends
  • Pitch Events

Financial Resources and Assistance

  • Accounting and Bookkeeping
  • Budget, Financial Statement and Cash Flow Training
  • Crowdfunding

Internship Programs and Student Services

  • Internship Program
  • Student Marketing Projects
  • Student Training
  • Youth Entrepreneurship Education

Libraries and Research

  • Business Research Resources

Management Issues

  • Human Resources
  • Leadership/Professional Development

Marketing and Sales

  • Feasibility Studies
  • Market Plan Development and Training

Mentoring

  • Formal Mentoring Programs
  • One-on-One Counseling

Networking and Associations

  • International Trade

Nonprofit and Social Enterprise

  • Strategic Planning

Public Policy and Government Relations

  • Women's Business Issues

Space

  • Conference/Meeting and Event Space
  • Coworking

Starting a Business

  • Business Research Resources
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Startup Business Counseling
  • Startup Classes

Training

  • Business Management Training
Primary ContactBruce Leech
Address1 East Jackson Blvd Suite 7900
Chicago, IL 60604
Phone(312) 362-6489