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:

  • Speaker series and other virtual and live events
  • Networking and ideating with other entrepreneurs in your area of interest

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

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Learn from Experienced Entrepreneurs

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

Speed Networking and Pizza Event with Entrepreneurs
Wednesday, May 3, 2023, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library, Lower Level, Room 016


E-Celerator New Innovation Center Ribbon Cutting Event
Friday, May 12, 2023, 11:45 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
A.C. Buehler Library, Lower Level, Room 016

Past Events

View a complete listing, and request a replay of recorded events.

Learn the Skills of Entrepreneurship

Did you know that Elmhurst University now offers a Graduate Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship? Follow your passion and develop the skills necessary to create new ideas for businesses.

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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.

The PNC Bank logo

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