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Incubating & Accelerating Businesses in DuPage County and Beyond

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ID is a community based around the needs of startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners
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How We Help


Through our extensive network of partners, mentors, and investors, we have the resources and expertise needed for companies to build from the ground up.


Our signature programs are designed to take businesses to the next level quickly and are led by industry professionals.


We generate resources, create opportunities, and manifest a vibrant community dedicated to advancing the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem.

ID Sponsored

Makers & Shakers: Elevating Dreams Edition

Jul 18
6:00 pm
Elmhurst, IL
Makers & Shakers: Elevating Dreams Edition

Barry Saltzman: The Art of Selling Workshop

Jul 24
5:00 pm
Glen Ellyn, IL
Barry Saltzman: The Art of Selling Workshop

Gindo's Presents: 1st Annual Midwest Hops and Hot Sauce Festival

Aug 24
1:00 pm
Aurora, IL
Gindo's Presents: 1st Annual Midwest Hops and Hot Sauce Festival


College of DuPage and Innovation DuPage
2023 Growth Award: Melissa Villanueva, CEO and Founder of Brewpoint Coffee
2023 Regional Spirit Award: Shian Jno-Lewis, President of Tidy Queens
2023 Innovation Award: Lance Rock, Principle & Founder of Audit Master Pro
2022 Innovation Award: Keith Wakeman, CEO & Co-Founder of SuperBetter
2022 Outstanding Service to Entrepreneurs Award: Joseph Cassidy, College of DuPage and Innovation DuPage
2022 Innovation Award: Maureen Longoria, Co-founder of LivNow Relocation Services
2022 Young Entrepreneur Award (under 40): Sarah Dickinson, Founder of Dickinson Strategy & Consulting LLC
2021 Award of Excellence for Outstanding College/CorporatePartnership: Innovation DuPage
2021 Early Stage Award: Larry Blackburn, President of Datatelligent
2020 Young Entrepreneur Award: Jason Krantz, CEO of Strategy Titan
2019 Early Stage Award: Joe Barron, CEO of Gray Matters Games


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."

Antony Nettleton

"We quickly understood the value Innovation DuPage would bring and decided to partner with the organization. As a partner, we work alongside local colleges, research firms, chambers of commerce, and more to supply local entrepreneurs with the resources and insights they need to succeed."

Melissa Villanueva
Brewpoint Coffee

"ID has been an amazing educational and community resource for entrepreneurs. I enjoyed the Owner-2-CEO program and, to this day, still keep in contact with my cohort. ID doesn’t hesitate to connect and highlight business owners for opportunities.”

Maureen Longoria & Lisa Burns
LivNow Relocation

"Innovation DuPage has brought us resources beyond belief. They’ve made connections with us that we could have never made on our own. What they have brought to LivNow Relocation is absolutely priceless."

Joe Barron
Gray Matters Games

"As the first member company of Innovation DuPage, we’ve grown up together. I love being able to bounce different ideas off of other entrepreneurs, it saves all of us time, it saves us money, and takes our business to the next level."


More than 50 established partners dedicated to helping entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses excel.

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