Entrepreneur in Residence Program
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The Research Park Entrepreneur-in-Residence (EIR) program provides FREE consulting to new startup ventures and prospective technology entrepreneurs. The Research Park Entrepreneur-in-Residence team features experienced enterpreneurs that have faced similar challenges in commercializing research/early stage technology. They provide advice on a wide variety of business topics from successfully attracting investment to building a team to communicating value proposition.
The EIRs are available via appointment for any Research Park client or University of Illinois faculty, staff, student or community technology entrepreneur to receive business consulting, strategy assistance, marketing and communication help, investor preparedness, or other startup consultation needed.
To receive consultation from one of our Entrepreneurs-in-Residence, submit an online request form.
Entrepreneurs may select an EIR or have one assigned by the EnterpriseWorks staff based on the subject matter and availability of the team. The EIR program also has monthly training events for technology entrepreneurs based on topics identified in client counseling as areas of need and to cover basic fundamentals most entrepreneurs face such as: intellectual property basics, business development and sales, SBIR/STTR grant writing, and investor options and negotiations.
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