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

    DePaul Joins 1871
  • Based on feedback from last year, our popular SAWs are returning in Fall 2016.

    New Executive Director Bruce Leech


DePaul Joins 1871

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

1871 tops the UBI Global list of Top University-Affiliated Business Incubators in the country, and DePaul University has a space for students and faculty to use and join with the 1871 community. Students from every college across the university are welcome to apply to reserve workspace in the … [Read More]

New Executive Director Bruce Leech


Entrepreneur Bruce Leech has joined the Coleman Entrepreneurship Center as Executive Director. Bruce started CrossCom National in the 1980s and grew a multimillion-dollar business by taking advantage of every available opportunity. Now Bruce, long-time board member for the Coleman Center, takes on a … [Read More]

Coleman Center Opens New Space


For the first time, DePaul University has a dedicated suite for entrepreneurship as the Coleman Center opened a new space in DePaul Center 7900. Students are encouraged to come by for help with their entrepreneurial ideas, business plans, and business development at all stages. The suite will … [Read More]


Startup Intern Profile: Keyante Aytch


Keyante Aytch is an Entrepreneurship major interning with WORK+SHELTER, a cut-and-sew manufacturing social enterprise. Keyante is currently engaging new potential customers for WORK+SHELTER to increase the startup’s customer base. Keyante notes that he asks “at least one question about start ups … [Read More]

Startup Intern Profile: Sharon Lavin

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Sharon Lavin is a Public Relations and Advertising & IO Psychology student interning with Evolve, a member organization that helps entrepreneurs transition from business owners to their next phase. Sharon has been working on email campaigns for Evolve’s late summer and fall events, and learning … [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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