Located in downtown Glen Ellyn, Innovation DuPage is a community built around the needs of startups, entrepreneurs, and small business owners. Through our extensive network of partners, mentors, and investors, we have the resources and expertise needed for companies to build from the ground up. Signature programs are designed to quickly take businesses to the next level, and are led by industry professionals. Our work advances the entrepreneurial ecosystem, grows the regional economy, and is defined by the successes of those we serve. Welcome to Innovation DuPage.
Innovation DuPage advances economic development by connecting startups and small businesses with the knowledge, experts, and resources that are vital for success.
As the premiere business incubator and accelerator for the region, Innovation DuPage generates resources, creates opportunities, and manifests a vibrant community dedicated to advancing the greater entrepreneurial ecosystem.
Diversity and inclusion are at the core of a just and equitable society. We embrace these virtues and commit to facilitating access to entrepreneurship and innovation for underserved, under-resourced and underrepresented founders. Our community network of partners and mentors leverage their skills and resources to empower BIPOC, LGBTQIA+ and female entrepreneurs. - More than 70% of all accelerator program participants have been women or minority businesses - More than 60% of all incubation program members have been women or minority businesses
Board of Directors
Joe Cassidy, EdD, MBA
CHAIR and Board President
Assistant Vice President, Economic Development Dean Continuing Education and Public Services College of DuPage
Kris Fay, MBA
Dean, Business and Applied Technology College of DuPage
David Virgilio, CPA
Controller College of DuPage
Walter J. Johnson
Vice President, Institutional Advancement College of DuPage
Meredith Hannah, MPA
Economic Development Coordinator Village of Glen Ellyn