IIT has a very supportive entrepreneurship community. If you are a student or faculty with a great idea, prototype, fully functioning product, or anything in between; the following resources are provided by IIT to help with your entrepreneurship journey. The best place to start would be to contact the Entrepreneurship Academy.

Entrepreneurship Academy/Knapp Entrepreneurship CenterEdit

Key Services: Strategic Connections; Idea to Product Mentorship; Work Space; Team BuildingEdit


  • Web: Entrepreneurship Academy
  • Locations: 10 West 35th Street (13th Floor), Chicago, IL 60616 (The Tower)
  • Contact: Nik Rokop
Phone: 312.567.3030

Office of Technology Transfer and Intellectual PropertyEdit

Key Services: Technology Commercialization; Patent AuctionEdit


Phone: 312.567.3462
  • Myron Gottlieb, Manager
Phone: 312.567.3596

Entrepreneurial Law Clinic Chicago KentEdit

Key Services: Choice of Entity and Entity Formation; Contract Review and Drafting; Corporate Governance Issues; Review of Leases; Researching Legal Issues as Appropriate; Trademark Searches and FilingEdit


Potential Clients:Edit

Please fill out our client intake form.

IIT Leadership AcademyEdit

Key Services: Leadership Training; Survey Development (e.g., User Satisfaction, etc.)Edit


University Technology Park at IIT (Incubator).Edit

Key Services: Office Space, Wet and Dry Lab Space for Lease; Proximity to IIT FacultyEdit


  • Web: Incubator at IIT
  • Location: 3440 South Dearborn Street • Chicago, IL 60616
  • Contact: Daniel F. Marselle (Director)
Phone: 312-567-3900
  • Contact: David Baker (Executive Director)
Phone: 312-567-3561
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