Old Main Building on North Central College Campus

Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship: Events


Education and Networking Opportunities

Our events provide students and the community the education and networking opportunities that are key to starting or growing their businesses. 


Upcoming Events

Google Startup Grind


We host events that feature local entrepreneurs, investors and experts in startups, sharing their advice and stories of innovation. Startup Grind is a global community of entrepreneurs with over two million entrepreneurs in 600 cities in 125 countries. Naperville is the second chapter in Illinois formed in partnership with the Naperville Area Chamber of Commerce. 

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Women Entrepreneurship Conference


The first of its kind in Chicagoland, the Women Entrepreneurship Conference convenes female entrepreneurs of all ages and stages in their business. Check out highlights from last year’s inaugural conference.  New in 2019 is the Female Founders’ Pitch Competition. This conference is expected to sell out; sign up to reserve your spot!

TedX North Central College


When the power of interdisciplinary learning is combined with a passion for the common good, the results are innovative solutions for lasting social impact. This is what you can expect from TEDxNorthCentralCollege. 

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Explore the Center of Innovation & Entrepreneurship


The Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship includes educational programs and events, conferences, co-working spaces, coaching and mentoring programs. Get ready to start your own business!

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