The Entrepreneurship Leadership Project (ELP) is a partnership between the University of Illinois at Chicago's (UIC) CHANCE Program, the College of Business, and Project SYNCERE. ELP is designed for current HS sophomores to have access and exposure to one of Illinois' top research institutions, its professors, professional partners, and current UIC students. ELP introduces and prepares students to the world of entrepreneurship through a series of workshops and activities aimed to peak their interest in the world of business. This 10-week program is held on Saturdays during the Spring combines technology transfer, skill development, self-confidence, team-building, and collaboration with the various aspects of Entrepreneurship and Engineering.
ELP was forged to serve 30 current Sophomore students in the Chicago-land area and surrounding suburbs. ELP will challenge students to think outside the box and give them an opportunity to develop skills in marketing, management, developing business plans, elevator pitches, and networking.
While most of the activities will focus on Entrepreneurship, we will also address college readiness objectives and the importance of post–secondary education through a series of “hands-on” educational and professional development presentations.