If you’re interested with working with the Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship via any of the opportunities below, please reach out to us at kiinfo@kaplan.iit.edu. 

Sponsor an Interprofessional Project (IPRO) Program Industry Lab

Set an innovation challenge for our students, and see what they are made of! Our Industry Labs are currently focused on sports and gaming, health and food systems, and smart cities. Through your sponsorship, you will work with our faculty to set a challenge that is appropriate for students, and you will have a chance to provide feedback to our students and to judge their final projects at Innovation Day, our end-of-semester showcase.

Donate Cash Prizes for Innovation Day and Kaplan Pitch Tank

Students receive cash prizes to support the build-out of their new solutions and business ideas. Please reach out to kiinfo@kaplan.iit.edu if you would wish to kickstart our students’ entrepreneurial careers. 

Support Our Student Interns

Illinois Tech students develop an entrepreneurial mindset by joining our team and through our programs and coaching. Please reach out to our Director of Operations Janine Marino if you’d like to sponsor a student. 

Coach Our Startup and Innovation Teams

Every semester we have more than 50 student teams working on innovation projects. We are always interested in recruiting industry professionals to coach our students. Please reach out to us, and we’ll reach out when there is a good match with your expertise.  

Participate in Our Events

We run events throughout the year that are open to our community, including our two flagship events: the Kaplan Pitch Tank and Innovation Day. Check out the Events page for information on those events and many others!