• Undergraduate entrepreneurship program ranks #12, graduate ranks #15.

    DePaul Entrepreneurship Programs Rank in Top 15
  • The 6th Annual Student Innovation Challenge is now accepting applications!

    Your Innovative Solutions Could Be Worth $500
  • Based on feedback from last year, our popular SAWs are returning in Fall 2016.

    Startup Advising Workshops (SAWs) to Return in Fall with New Topics


DePaul Entrepreneurship Programs Rank in Top 15

DePaul University's entrepreneurship programs are ranked in top 15 by the Princeton Review.

The 2016 report of the Top 50 Schools for Entrepreneurship Programs by the Princeton Review ranks DePaul University in the top 15 nationally, according to Entrepreneur Magazine. DePaul’s undergraduate program climbed to number 12 (from 15), while the graduate program climbed to number 15 (from 20). … [Read More]

Your Innovative Solutions Could Be Worth $500


The 6th Annual Student Innovation Challenge is now accepting applications! Submission Deadline: January 24, 2016 The Student Innovation Challenge is a university-wide competition where students develop creative solutions to current challenges and problems. These can include challenges … [Read More]

Startup Advising Workshops (SAWs) to Return in Fall with New Topics


Based on feedback from our Startup Advising Workshops last year, our popular Startup Advising Workshops are returning in Fall 2016 with updated topics like Networking, Social Media Marketing, Funding for Startups and more! These workshops focus on addressing initial startup questions, and … [Read More]

Interns Get a Feel for the Real World of Startups

X-it interns meeting at DePaul's Lincoln Park campus.

This past Spring on the first day of their internship, seven DePaul students sat with the founders of X-it™ developing business plans for their internship. It was the first step in a StartUp Experience Project with X-it™ that gave these students a front row seat to the world of entrepreneurship, and … [Read More]

Startup Internship Program (SIP) Wraps Up with Positive Feedback


This summer, the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center sponsored six student internships at Chicago-area startups, thanks to a grant from the John E. and Jeanne T. Hughes Foundation. DePaul undergraduate students — Jasmine Farley, Taylor Jennings, Lena Newkold, Omar Ortiz, Alyssa Prince and Annie … [Read More]


Alumni Profile: Bianca Perry

Bianca Perry

Bianca Perry is a current student at DePaul studying Marketing and Sales Leadership. She started her entrepreneurial journey in high school, selling thousands of handmade non-slip headbands (BBands) off her backpack. She continued growing her business throughout her time at DePaul and even took home … [Read More]

Alumni Profile: Leslie Athmer

Leslie Athmer

Ohio native and Great Lakes enthusiast Leslie Athmer graduated from DePaul with an MBA in Sustainable Management in 2013. She followed her passion for sustainability and her love for the Great Lakes and founded Sailored; a Great Lakes inspired apparel and home décor company. Sailored works to keep … [Read More]

Alumni Profile: Luisa Castellanos

Luisa Castellanos

Luisa Castellanos began her entrepreneurial journey at age 11 with the creation of Pock-it Palz, 100% handmade designer plush toys for all ages. In 2015, Luisa graduated from DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business with double major in Entrepreneurship and Marketing. Luisa is an … [Read More]

Alumni Profile: Aalap Shah

Aalap Shah

In 2004, Aalap Shah graduated with honors from DePaul University’s Driehaus College of Business with a double major in Accounting and E-commerce Technology. Today, Aalap is a co-founder at SoMe Connect – a digital marketing agency that is “helping businesses grow through social media”. With his … [Read More]

Alumni Profile: Bob Achettu


Most entrepreneurial journeys follow a winding path, and Bob Achettu’s route to Founder and Managing Partner of Accelerated Growth Advisors is no different.  After spending the first decade of his career at some of the largest organizations in the world, a role in the world of private equity … [Read More]

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