Entrepreneurs

Helping Businesses to Grow And Thrive

Partnerships with colleges and universities, businesses, and local governments helped to make the Innovation DuPage facility and its programs possible

Partnerships with colleges and universities, businesses, and local governments helped to make the Innovation DuPage facility and its programs possible

Start-up and tech incubators have become an important component of growing the economy in many cities. There are several in Chicago; but later this week a new center opens in Glen Ellyn. First Light host Brian O’Keefe visited the center that hopes to become a hub of economic growth and talked with Innovation DuPage Manager Travis Linderman

Innovation DuPage hopes to attract entrepreneurs and start-ups to come through the front of its new business incubator in downtown Glen Ellyn

Innovation DuPage hopes to attract entrepreneurs and start-ups to come through the front of its new business incubator in downtown Glen Ellyn

Young Entrepreneurs Find Customers At The Makers Market

College of DuPage Business professor Peter James speaks with a student entrepreneur at last year’s Makers Market

College of DuPage Business professor Peter James speaks with a student entrepreneur at last year’s Makers Market

In the past few years, College of DuPage has worked to create an encouraging environment for young entrepreneurs. One of the ways the community college has accomplished that is with an annual event, the ‘Maker Market.’ It takes place this coming Wednesday on the Glen Ellyn campus. Business professor Peter James is one of the organizers for the event. First Light host Brian O’Keefe and Peter sat down to talk about the ‘Maker Market’ and how it helps young entrepreneurs find some initial success

Young Entrepreneurs find customers and test their business ideas at the College of DuPage Makers Market. This year’s market is set for Wednesday (April 10) at the Glen Ellyn Community College

Young Entrepreneurs find customers and test their business ideas at the College of DuPage Makers Market. This year’s market is set for Wednesday (April 10) at the Glen Ellyn Community College