Vision and Mission

Vision & Mission

We are guided by our Vision and Mission.


We are UIC’s champion for entrepreneurship and venture creation engine.

We cultivate skilled and principled entrepreneurs – leaders and team players.

We strengthen and accelerate the successful development of ventures arising out of UIC and the broader community to generate enduring social and economic value and contribute to a thriving, diversified economic engine.


We seek to democratize access to entrepreneurship by reaching out to serve the entire UIC community – students, faculty, staff and alumni; local communities– Pilsen, West Loop; and underserved populations, like veterans.

We develop and offer entertaining events and innovative experiential educational programs that complement traditional university courses.

We support and engage student, faculty, staff and alumni entrepreneurs as they start, grow, and mature their businesses.

We foster successful cross-disciplinary entrepreneurial collaboration among the diverse individuals and many colleges of UIC.

We inspire and empower entrepreneurs for business ventures of all sorts and sizes – startup and growth, commercial and social, high tech and high touch, stand alone and corporate,  local and global; private and public.