We assist emerging entrepreneurs – students and community members alike – to help them transform great ideas into marketable products, start-up companies, and potentially transformative new industries.
This city and this university have fostered generations of inventors, innovators, and entrepreneurs, yielding new ideas that have changed the face of the world.
Today, we are building on our past successes through programs that extend the ideas of creative and talented people throughout our communities and that support collaborations to help them pursue innovative ideas.
By joining our educational excellence with high-impact services and expert mentorship, we are helping to incubate and accelerate important new ventures. We also offer community members affordable access to work spaces and technological support that will foster innovation, enable translation of innovative ideas into prototype products, and help them establish strong, sustainable new businesses.
Block Club Chicago: Dinobi Detergent, Run By Married Couple, Wins $5,000 To Build Its Business At South Side Pitch
Winner of the University of Chicago's South Side Pitch competition, Dinobi Detergent, beat out competitors for the top title. Founders Sylvia and Augustine Emuwa plan to use the $5,000 prize and on...
Hyde Park Herald: South Side Pitch competition brings together good ideas, energy
Entrepreneurs were energized and excited to share their ideas at the University of Chicago Insititute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship's 6th Annual South Side Pitch competition. Three contest...
WGN Radio 270: South Side Entrepreneurs give you Wash on Wheels, Dinobi Detergent and more
On WGN Radio 720 with John Williams, Beth Kregor of the University of Chicago's Institute for Justice Clinic on Entreprenuership explains the motivation behind the clinic's South Side Pitch competi...
Upcoming eventDec 9th, 2019 | 4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Getting Started with Illustrator - 2D Design for Fun and Prototyping
Adobe Illustrator is a powerful, flexible program for making 2D vector graphics. Learn the basics to create designs you can cut with the Fab Lab’s vinyl cutter, laser cutter, and computer numerically controlled routers. Illustrator is great for designing logos, too.