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Alumni Entrepreneurs


If you are an existing entrepreneur or looking to become one, utilize this page to discover resources and programs available to you.

The Loyola room inside 1871 is open to Loyola students, faculty, staff and members of 1871 who are Loyola alumni by reservation only. The room is equipped with a white board, TV monitor, wireless internet, and a conference phone to meet all of your entrepreneurial workspace needs. If you are a Loyola alumnus/a AND an existing member of 1871, e-mail 1871@luc.edu to reserve the room. If you are an alumnus/a interested in using the space, but NOT a member of 1871, please e-mail LUC-alum@luc.edu to learn more.

Alumni Entrepreneurial Roundtable
NEW If you are a current business owner or you are looking to start your own business, join us every other month in the Loyola room at 1871 (Merchandise Mart) or the Alumni House (Lake Shore Campus) to learn information and acquire resources from seasoned entrepreneur alumni or, if you are already an entrepreneurs, attend to share knowledge and resources with others. The program is designed to assist, motivate, connect, and empower Loyola alumni entrepreneurs in a small group roundtable with guided discussion and open-ended Q&A. Program is open to entrepreneurs from all industries.

Business Law Clinic

If you are looking for low cost or pro bono legal services, visit the Business Law Clinic at Loyola University Chicago School of Law where you can work directly with student clinicians under the direct supervision of licensed attorneys. Student clinicians represent entrepreneurs, small business owners, and individuals seeking legal assistance for non-profit organizations.
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Illinois Innovation Network

Search for resources and services such as funding sources, co-working spaces, and consulting, accounting, HR, marketing and pro bono services in Illinois.
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The Law Project
Upon a small initial fee, The Law Project provides pro bono legal services, workshops, and training to community based nonprofits, and small businesses.
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Discounted admission for Loyola alumni and students to a networking event focusing on technology startups. The event is ideal for alumni looking to break into startups, career-changers who need insight into modern digital skills, and anyone else looking to excel in a tech/digital career.
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Apps & Website Building
App builder without coding

Snap Mobile - Andy Mack
Coder Inc- Brian Shields
Square Space

The Innovators by Walter Isaacson
The Founders Playbook (Is it the Startup Playbook by David Kidder?
Founders at Work: Stories of Startups' Early Days by Jessica Livingston
Built to Last by Jim Collins
Zero to One: Notes on Startups, or How to Build the Future by Peter Thiel  
The Hard Thing About Hard Things: Building a Business When There Are No Easy Answers
Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance by Angela Duckworth

Mentoring Startups by George Vukotich

The Art of Work by Jeff Goins
Fail Fast, Fail Often by Ryan Babineaux & John Krumboltz
The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss
The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau

Business Tools
Business Model Canvas

Domain Names

Accion- small business loans

Other Resources
Red Eye Big Idea Awards
MATTER - Chicago Healthcare Startup Incubator

More resources to be added soon!
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