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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.

Get involved.

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.

Find an opportunity.

Entrepreneurship Calendar


Wednesday, June 28, 2017

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

    Take a break from sitting all day long and be active at your desk!

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Friday, June 30, 2017

Friday, July 7, 2017

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

    • 12:00 pm   1:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    The Women in CU Tech Industry Lunch Forum is an informal networking event for women working in Champaign-Urbana area technology companies or women working in technology roles. Ashley S. Moy will be the key speaker.

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Friday, July 14, 2017

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Wednesday, July 19, 2017

    • 4:30 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    Research Park employee/interns are invited to compete in a table tennis tournament for one of three levels of players: beginner, intermediate, and experienced.

Friday, July 21, 2017

    • 4:00 - 4:45 pm
    • 2100 S. Oak Street Patio/Atrium

    Join us for a FREE yoga class for all levels.

    • 6:30 pm
    • South of the Atkins Building at the corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road in Champaign.

    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts once again joins forces with Fox/Atkins Development, LLC and the University of Illinois to present a FREE, live performance in the popular OUTSIDE at the Research Park series. OUTSIDE at the Research Park plays upon a simple concept: great music, fresh food, and a green state of mind in an open, relaxed environment.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

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

    Take a break from sitting all day long and be active at your desk! Chair yoga does not require any outside items--which is why it is the perfect way to stay active at work. Just bring yourself and learn techniques on how to break up the long stretches of sitting in a work day.

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

    • 6:00 pm   8:00pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    CU Hack Night is a weekly, ongoing meetup of diverse people from our local community. Our focus is problem solving, using our collective skills.

Friday, August 4, 2017

    • 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130

    All donors for this blood drive will receive a $10 gift card voucher that can be redeemed for use at everything from Amazon to ITunes, to Buffalo Wild Wings and Olive Garden and more.

Friday, August 25, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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