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Entrepreneurship Education

Learn from bright entrepreneurial minds and expand your knowledge.

Explore your options.

Resources for
Your Idea

Find space, receive training, connect with mentors, and meet investment firms.

Take your next step.

Professional Dev
& Networking

Attend workshops, lectures, and networking events focused on entrepreneurship.

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Social Entrepreneurship

Give back by participating in outreach projects that positively affect communities.

Make a difference.

Funding Opportunities

Earn funding for your idea or product by exploring a diverse set of opportunities.

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Entrepreneurship Calendar


Thursday, March 30, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Dr, Champaign, IL

    Our experts will discuss President Trump's immigration executive orders and how employers and employees can prepare for new enforcement policies, and answer your questions on these new policies. See full description for registration link.

    • 5:00 - 7:00 pm
    • Houlihan's: 1902 S. First Street, Champaign

    Trivia will begin at 5:30pm. A $50 Houlihan’s gift card will be given away at the end of the night. Houlihan’s will be running half-priced appetizers and drink deals for Research Park guests.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Friday, April 7, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    Join us at EnterpriseWorks with the Data Science User Group. Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m. The topic changes monthly.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Friday, April 14, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    In recent years, the meaning of user experience has become ‘key business strategy.’ While organizations recognize the value of investing in user experience, many struggle to deliver it effectively. The secret to success is understanding key user experience activities, their outcomes and value in the product development cycle. Presented by Evelina Tapia, PhD.

Friday, April 21, 2017

    • All Day

    Play Ball! It’s time to break out the bats and gloves for the annual Research Park softball league. We are excited to have a league on Tuesday nights this summer at Dexter Field in Champaign (off Kenwood). The season will start on May 2; games will be from 6 to 10 p.m. (each game an hour long). The deadline to sign up your team is Friday, 21 April 2017.

Friday, April 28, 2017

Thursday, May 4, 2017

    • 12:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    Join us for lunch and networking as we celebrate May the 4th also known as Star Wars Day. We will commemorate this event with Star Wars decorations, soundtrack, and activities. Princess Leia buns and lightsabers welcome!

Friday, May 5, 2017

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    Join us at EnterpriseWorks with the Data Science User Group. Lunch will be served from noon-1 p.m. The topic changes monthly.

Friday, May 26, 2017

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

    • 4:30 - 6:00 pm
    • Atkins Building Patio, 1800 S. Oak Street, Research Park

    Join us for the 11th annual Summer Picnic as we wrap up our summer together to celebrate the successful work of our Research Park interns. All Research Park employees and interns are encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

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