Learn How to Start a Company at Illinois Tech!
Every year, the Startup Studio educates, equips, and inspires student entrepreneurs by providing the hands-on support and mentorship that they need to bring their ideas to life.
Participate in our events, coaching, and courses as you work your way through the venture design process. We close each academic year with our annual pitch competition—the Kaplan Pitch Tank—where we award Illinois Tech’s top startup teams with more than $50,000 in prizes.
Each fall semester, we focus on incubating startup ideas. To get started, you can register for our course—Startup Launch: Venture Design—or work with a Ed Kaplan Family Institute for Innovation and Tech Entrepreneurship coach. Both of these routes will prepare you to apply for our Startup Accelerator course in the spring.