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Elmhurst University E-celerator

Don’t Just Find a Career—Create It

Calling all entrepreneurs! The Elmhurst University E-celerator is your resource for learning about launching a new business or innovating from within an existing one.

Through sharing ideas and learning from others, we will champion the entrepreneurial spirit at Elmhurst and in its surrounding communities. All students are encouraged to take advantage of what this initiative has to offer:

Have an idea for an app, product or business? Ever wondered about what goes into a startup? This space is for you.

Learn from Experienced Entrepreneurs

Portrait photograph of Elmhurst College Entrepreneur in Residence Patrick Yanahan.Students have the unique opportunity to learn from and work with Entrepreneur in Residence Patrick Yanahan ’94, MBA ’10. In addition to his business know-how, Patrick can help students find resources and make connections in order to pursue their interests.

Meet Patrick

Entrepreneur in Residence Hours*

*During the academic year.

Upcoming Events

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How To Get Started: How To Turn A College Project Into A Social Enterprise
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
11:45 a.m.–12:45 p.m.
Join us for this captivating E-celerator Speaker Series Event. David Rojas Jr., founder and CEO of TA98, will speak about starting a business that gives back to your community and brings about positive social change. David will share his business’ vision and discuss the process and value of running a social enterprise.

Past Events

View a complete listing and replay recorded events.

About the E-celerator


To create and champion an entrepreneurial spirit at Elmhurst University and its surrounding community.


To foster an ecosystem that empowers entrepreneurial aspirations and guides executions to future success by providing the necessary knowledge, resources and mentorship.


The University thanks PNC Bank and Innovation DuPage for their partnership.

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