community in support of startups

ID supports a community of organizations all with the aim of supporting growing startups through collaborative events, programs, education and more. With an ID-sponsored event, you can be confident your best interests are at heart.

 


ID EVENTS
UPCOMING


 

The Importance of Cybersecurity
Risk Management Workshop

Monday, July 29
8:00am – 1:00pm

IMEC Workshop | Risk Management: The Importance of Cyber Security for Defense Manufacturing – DuPage County

Save the date for this IMEC (Illinois Manufacturing Extension Center) workshop sponsored by ID partner WorkNet DuPage. Download the flyer for more information and register in advance.

Register Here

Ladies Who Launch
SCORE Fox Valley Conference for Women Entrepreneurs sponsored by Innovation Dupage

Wednesday, August 7
8:00am – 4:00pm

Join other women entrepreneurs for a day of learning, collaboration and networking. Featuring Karen Bartuch of ID Partner North Central College, as one of many top quality speakers.

Don’t miss this opportunity to expand your network and your business

Owner-to-CEO Accelerator Program starts
(12-week program intensive)

Begins Tuesday, August 27

Applications are due August 9 for the August 27 start date for the next business accelerator.

Learn more and apply

College of DuPage
Pitch Contest

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
4:30pm – 6:30pm

In support of Global Entrepreneurship Week, ID is proud to sponsor COD’s student pitch contest, “Tell Your Business” for college and high school students – Wednesday, November 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000. Presented by the College of DuPage Business and Applied Technology Division.

Learn more or register here


 

ANNUAL
SPONSORED EVENTS


BLUE OCEAN

ID supports and sponsors the annual Blue Ocean Student Entrepreneur Competition where students from around the globe compete for cash prizes. In 2019, ID had the privilege of presenting an Illinois-based team with a winning check. (See blog post) Registration for the 2020 competition opens in September 2019.
Click here to be alerted when registration opens.

CHOOSE DUPAGE PITCH

Hosted by ID Partner, Choose DuPage along with UPS and the Chicago Regional Growth Corporation, ID sponsors this pitch contest in which entrepreneurs make the case for doing business with foreign countries and why they deserve the cash prizes that will help make their dreams come through
Click here to be alerted when registration opens.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE MAKER MARKET

This annual showcase is the perfect opportunity for the public to browse the highly creative and inventive products, services and businesses started by COD students. College of Dupage Spring 2020
Click here to be alerted when registration opens.

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE PITCH CONTEST

In support of Global Entrepreneurship Week, ID is proud to sponsor COD’s student pitch contest, “Tell Your Business” for college and high school students – Wednesday, November 20, 4:30-6:30 p.m. Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000.
Learn more or register here

COLLEGE OF DUPAGE PORTFOLIO NIGHT

Graduation student designers at College of DuPage take this opportunity to showcase their work and attract potential employers and/or customers. A great place to meet eager students looking for work in the graphic arts.
Click here to be alerted when registration opens.

TASTE OF GLEN ELLYN

This four-day event is located in the heart of the downtown Glen Ellyn and features a variety of live entertainment including nationally known performers and a local youth groups. The event offers festive foods, cold beverages, a craft festival, a business expo and carnival rides and is generally attended by up to 20,000 people from around the greater DuPage region. More information can be found on the Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce website.
Click here to be alerted when registraion opens.

DUPAGE HUMAN RACE

This 5K community fundraiser hosted each spring by Giving DuPage has raised over $630,000 in the past 7 years. ID supports the work of Giving DuPage, a 501(c)3 non profit that supports over 55 charities serving the residents of DuPage County. Event occurs in late April annually, Oak Brook, Illinois.
Click here to be alerted when registration opens.