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We are a catalyst for creating a collaborative community where ideas ignite, businesses incubate, and creators and social changemakers innovate.


We are Springfield's university-led business incubator.  Come visit us in downtown Springfield, Illinois, and keep scrolling to learn about what we do.


business incubation.

get your start-up off the ground

As an entrepreneur, you have two main goals: find a market niche and create a product or service that fills that niche. The job of our business incubation program is to help you and your ventures succeed.


At the business incubator, we offer high-quality programming and workshops, connect you to legal and financial consulting, and have a stellar community of entrepreneurs who are experiencing the same ups and downs you are. 


social entrepreneurship.

healthy communities >> innovation

At Innovate Springfield, we believe that innovation should be a right a not a privilege. We believe that healthy communities support innovation and that social entrepreneurship is critical to addressing society's most pressing problems. If you're an entrepreneur with a passion for developing solutions that directly address social issues, you're in the right place. 



collaborative space 

Want to work in a community of like-minded entrepreneurs, but don't necessarily need incubation? You can still call Innovate Springfield your headquarters in our co-workspace.




yours, theirs, or ours, we love a good professional development event

Innovate Springfield Events

External Events

Advisory Office Hours (members only) 


Click on the event to "add to your calendar" (except for office hours - those are available to iSPI members only).


there's a lot going on at Innovate Springfield. 

Check out our business incubation workshop page and sign up for our newsletter so you don't miss out on anything.




let us host your next business meeting or event

Complete an event request form or email us to see if any of our 7,000 square feet of space will fit your needs.


get in touch

for real: we'd love to hear from you

15 South Old State Capitol Plaza

Springfield, IL 62701