Entrepreneur Resources

Get your product or service from an idea to a patented product and to market with these resources. While this isn’t a complete list of resources it is a place to begin as you start your entrepreneur adventure. We also have video resources available on leadership, being an interapreneur, or entrepreneur.

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Launch 815 – Rockford area’s resource agencies collaborating to help local entrepreneurs find the most direct route to a profitable business!

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Incubator & Funding Programs

  • EIGERlab – Northern Illinois’ comprehensive resource where both new and existing entrepreneurs and inventors collaborate with pioneering leaders to incubate and accelerate businesses. EIGERlab ties together Innovation-Collaboration-Entrepreneurship into a centrally located, state of the art mixed-use incubator, serving the region with leading-edge business and engineering support services.
  • 1871 – Supports early stage, growth stage, and corporate innovators building extraordinary businesses, from idea to Fortune 50.
  • Gener8tor – gener8tor’s turnkey platform for the creative economy connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities, and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences, and fellowships.