Whether in the raw ideation stage, growing or approaching maturity, your business will thrive with ID.

Innovation DuPage empowers entrepreneurs, inspires and informs businesses, and links with educational and governmental partners through focused collaboration, resource sharing and strategic development of the regional innovation ecosystem. Transform dreams to reality with the program that fits.

Incubation

For big ideas and promising start-ups.

Acceleration

For business leaders ready for a breakthrough.

Collaboration

For our growing network of partner organizations.

Membership
and Pricing

Scholarships, grants, and discount programs are available for every level.

Unlike many incubator and accelerator programs, Innovation DuPage does not seek any equity stake in the companies that participate in this program.

Ideation Pass
Free

  • Initial assessment
  • 1 on 1 consulting w/ SBDC*
  • Access to 1 workshop per month
  • Limited assistance with business intelligence resources

Nights & Weekends Pass
$125/mo.

  • Initial assessment
  • 1 on 1 consulting w/ SBDC*
  • Access to 3 select workshops per month
  • Access to business intelligence resources
  • Access to mentoring
  • Ability to participate in select pitch competitions
  • Access to coworking space M-F 6pm-8am and access all day on weekends
  • Wi-fi and printing
  • Guest access
  • Access to kitchen

Incubation Pass
$245/mo.

  • Initial assessment
  • 1 on 1 consulting w/ SBDC*
  • Access to 3 select workshops per month
  • Access to business intelligence resources
  • Access to mentoring
  • Ability to participate in pitch competitions
  • Access to coworking space 24/7; including weekends
  • Wi-fi and printing
  • Guest access
  • Access to kitchen
  • Access to semi-private work spaces/ conference rooms if available
  • Access to meeting rooms if available
  • Access to podcast / vcast equipment
  • Access to internship and research support as available
  • Mail drop program

Owner-to-CEO Accelerator Pass
$475/mo.

We’ll work together to identify and strengthen the areas of your business that demand attention:

  • Initial assessment
  • 1 on 1 consulting w/ SBDC*
  • Access to 3 select workshops per month
  • Access to business intelligence resources
  • Access to mentoring
  • Ability to participate in pitch competitions
  • Access to coworking space 24/7; including weekends
  • Wi-fi and printing
  • Guest access
  • Access to kitchen
  • Access to semi-private work spaces/ conference rooms
  • Access to meeting rooms
  • Access to podcast / vcast equipment
  • 12 week cohort classes / networking / mentors
  • Access to internship programs
  • Access to research programs
  • Mail drop program
  • Ongoing support after 12 week cohort for up to 9 months

Eligibility:

  • 2 years in business
  • 2 employees including owners
  • $200,000 in sales
  • 12 week minimum participation
*The College of DuPage’s Small Business Development Center is housed on the 2nd floor of the Glen Ellyn Civic Center