Glen Ellyn

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

Nurturing Entrepreneurs At Innovation DuPage

College of DuPage, Benedictine University, Elmhurst College, Nothern Illinois University, and several business groups are collaborating to encourage job growth with the business incubator Innovation DuPage. Last month, Travis Linderman came onboard as the Managing Director of the non-profit. Travis joined First Light host Brian O'Keefe to discuss the center and what it hopes to accomplish

Innovation DuPage Managing Director Travis Linderman 

Innovation DuPage Managing Director Travis Linderman 

Second Annual Red Grange Bowl Ready For Kickoff

Last year saw the end of a 20 year drought in post-season play for the College of DuPage football team when the school hosted the inaugural Red Grange Bowl. The game returns next Saturday, when the Chaparrals host Mesabi Range College at the Glen Ellyn school’s football stadium. Coach Matt Foster and I sat down to talk about the game, and more importantly the community outreach that is a big part of it.

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