What is ID?

Tech Resources

Software applications and cloud services impact the productivity of every business. Members receive significant reduction in costs of essential software and services

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Upcoming Events

Engage entrepreneurs at regional workshops and webinars, startup conferences, investor panels, business plan competitions and more

How We Work

Our Process

Who We Are

Innovation DuPage is a non-profit venture that unites startup founders and small business owners with the people, resources and programs that help them grow.

1-on-1 Founder Support

Plug into a support system that helps you address your most pressing concerns. Whether it’s fundraising, customer discovery, market research, value proposition or ____ (fill in the blank).


Build your startup into a viable commercial venture. The ID Roadmap enables founders to efficiently scale a startup as they search for product/market fit.


Engage entrepreneurs at regional workshops and webinars, startup conferences, investor panels, business plan competitions and more.

Member Benefits

Utilize industry-leading software platforms (i.e. Salesforce, AWS and HubSpot) as you build your tech stack. Members also have access to research databases and interface with our extensive network of partners and mentors.


Join the regional startup and entrepreneurial community.

What Entrepreneurs Say About Us

Mikaela Turner
Mikki Chewz
"The people [at ID] are creative, innovative, kind, and want to see you grow. Having people excited about you is just such a great feeling. They helped me expand my mind, learn how to reach different demographics and identify the right people to network with."
Jason Krantz
Strategy Titan
"Being a new entrepreneur, I am quickly learning that this is not a journey to be done alone. You need support and a community to advise you along the way. I have found exactly that at Innovation DuPage."
Justin Mayer
F45 Elk Grove
“Local entrepreneurs with global goals have a place to work, collaborate, be mentored, make pitches and so much more...”
Zach Wilson
Cannavation Labs
“The collaborative environment at ID has helped me flush out ideas and refine projects. The current ID cohort is full of insightful and respectable founders from a wide array of industries.”
Lilly Aguilar
Solutions Cleaning Services
“The accelerator program provided me with key skills that will further strengthen the foundation of my business, allowing me to grow financially. The resources and techniques offered by this program [have helped me] improve my skills as a woman and minority business owner.”
Larry Blackburn
“The location was ideal since we live in the western suburbs - not having to go downtown for the same resources is a huge time saver!”
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Ilya Sagalovich
Havenshine Technologies
“The ID team at Innovation DuPage are very knowledgeable and fun to work with...”
Aileen Gilpin
Gilpin & Associates
"Going through the accelerator program at ID allowed me to push through my own benchmarks, break my own glass ceiling and really take my business to the next level."
Phillip Perlman
The Perlman Agency
“Great place for startups, or businesses looking to grow and get to that next level.”
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