Made in Chicago Museum



Through another maker, I just found out about this amazing museum on the South Side. Its Made in Chicago collection is on display starting this month through April, 2018. The website by itself is a great compilation of all the things invented and/or made in Chicagoland and makes for great reading. Look up Scwhinn and Radio Flyer or even Rock-Ola juke boxes and Zenith Radios and, of course, Motorola.



1Million Cups Entrepreneurship Program


If you believe it would be helpful to gain experience presenting to groups of customers and/or investors, the Purdue NW (Hammond) Commercialization and Manufacturing Excellence Center  participates in the Kauffmann Foundation’s  1 Million Cups program.

If you would like to apply to present, then can easily do that here in 3-5 minutes:

They meet on the 1st and 3rd Wednesdays of the month through the summer and will likely start up every week again in September.



New Event: Find Funding For Your Business


Find Funding For Your Business

Alternative Funding Sources




¨ Learn about SEEDChicago, a curated Kickstarter site offering coaching

¨ Learn  about AccionChicago’s funding programs to fit your business

Even if a bank has turned you down, there are reasonable alternatives to get your business going.  AccionChicago ‘s Olivia Riedel  will discuss their crowdfunding program that includes curating your campaign and providing coaching to make it successful. She will also provide information on Accion’s other business finance programs providing up to $100,000.

DATE: Tuesday, June 13, 2017

TIME: 6:00pm to 6:30pm: Tour Prairie State College’s MakerLab and Manufacturing labs available to help you prototype

6:30pm to 8:30pm: Accion Chicago presentation

LOCATION:  Prairie State College

202 South Halsted Street

Room T-192 (Campus Map)

Chicago Heights, IL  60411
Free Registration at :