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Nonprofit / Startup Initiatives

Nonprofit / Startup Initiatives are established to connect startups with the business resources they need and provide them with opportunities for growth.

Startup Greater Peoria

Greater Peoria Economic Development Council

That’s us! Our work is primarily monitoring the whole entrepreneurship ecosystem in Greater Peoria and developing it. We work with all entrepreneur support organizations (ESOs) in our region whose mission is explicitly – wholly or partly – to support entrepreneurs in their ventures.

We regularly partner with our regional ESOs on programs and strategies, including the newly conceived ESO Roundtable – a group comprised of ESO professionals who will report on programs and activities, share metric and narrative successes, remediate duplicative resource expenditures and seek opportunities to collaborate.

Lincubator

Lincoln Illinois Technology Incubator

Lincubator aims to enable the young people of Logan County and beyond with technology skills they can use to get high paying, rewarding jobs in technology. They help people in my community build their resume and collaborate on projects.

Turner Center for Entrepreneurship

Bradley University

The Turner Center for Entrepreneurship is a nonprofit program that provides business counseling, technical assistance, training, and educational activities for individuals interested in owning their own businesses. They not only work with individuals in the community, but also with students hoping to start their own businesses. They also help existing entrepreneurs and businesses who want to expand or take advantage of new opportunities and technologies, are interested in marketing their products and services internationally, or are seeking to commercialize new products and technologies.

Minority Business Development Center

Black Business Alliance – Peoria Chapter

MBDC offers comprehensive resources to meet your specific needs. From initial training to ongoing support services to networking, the MBDC assists small minority, women and veteran owned businesses.

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