we are university-led.
We are Innovate Springfield, a catalyst for creating a collaborative space and community where ideas ignite, businesses incubate, and social changemakers and entrepreneurs innovate.
We are Springfield's first and only university-led social innovation and business incubator. On August 1, 2018, Innovate Springfield became a part of the University of Illinois Springfield. Innovate Springfield is a unit of the Center for State Policy and Leadership. Come visit us in downtown Springfield, Illinois, and keep scrolling to learn about what we do.
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.
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.
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
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there's a lot going on at Innovate Springfield.
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