Connect with Experts

Members have access to a robust network of industry professionals, founders, instructors, and subject matter experts.

Share Knowledge

Mentors impart subject matter expertise by sharing invaluable professional insights and experiences.

Build Relationships

Through mentoring, meaningful business connections are made, fostering a network of support and collaboration.

Make a Difference

Mentors empower entrepreneurs, startups and small businesses, helping them achieve their goals and reach their true potential.

Find a Mentor

Scale and grow with the help of our community. We have experts in these areas: Marketing, Sales, Funding & Venture Capital, Legal, Strategic planning, Finance

Become a Mentor

We are looking for Subject Matter Experts that want the opportunity to give back through short term coaching and ongoing advisement opportunities.


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.

Member Features

Compare each membership type to determine what will be best for you.


Programs and resources that will help you construct a strong foundation.

Initial Business Assessment
Business Development Consulting with BDC
Market Research Databases
Individualized Mentoring
Entrepreneurial Community Events

Build your tech stack, plug into customized programs, and utilize our state of the art facilities.

Everything in IDeate plus:
Startup Tech Resources
Customized Cohort-based Programs
Co-Working Space
In-Depth Business Roadmap
Access to Subsidized Interns
ID Membership Meetings

Reaching product/market fit requires diligence, feedback, capital and personal support.

Everything in Collaborate plus:
Website, Graphic Design and Video Content Support
Reservable Conference Rooms and Event Space
ID Member Scholarship for NIU MBA Programs
Business Analysis through NIU MBA Program
Guest Access
Mail Drop Program

Mentor Partners


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