July 1, 2021
    EIGERlab serves the region with leading edge business and engineering support services targeting physical and digital product-based initiatives. Whether you're a new or existing entrepreneur, inventor, start-up or an existing company interested in innovation, EIGERlab is a regional resource for commercialization and growth.
    Land . Launch . Learn . Grow
    EIGERlab Presents 3D Printing at an International Conference
    The First International Conference in Mechanical Industrial Energy Systems and Automotive Technology ICMIESAT2021, was held on June 26-27 in Mohammed First University EST, Oujda, Morocco.
    Students from the University and Corporations in the area attended to share and support learning of technologies from batteries to Internet of Things.
    EIGERlab RP Technician Jeffrey Metters presented a short program on the basics of 3D Printing in todays market. Covering the main 3D printing processes and the materials used in the various industries.
    Jeff also expanded on the futures of the different 3D printing processes, including the biotech sciences creating cellular body parts, the food industries producing 3D printed foods, and the construction of 3D printed Buildings.
    The event was Organized by University of Morocco and had over 70 speakers and 60 breakout sessions during the 2 day program. It was an honor to be invited to present at this event and get the opportunity to introduce the EIGERlab to a World Wide Scientific / Engineering Community.
    For more information on 3D printing please call our office at 815-965-3522 or visit us at www.eigerlab.org
    SCORE | For the Life of Your Business!
    SCORE is the nation's largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, with more than 10,000 volunteers in 300 chapters
    Being a SCORE volunteer is a way to give back to your community, connect with business owners and pass on your knowledge to the next generation of entrepreneurs in your community
    Seeking: Mentors & Subject Matter Experts to counsel in the Northern Illinois Region
    Interested? Contact Ed | ed.lichtenstein@scorevolunteer.org
    • Modest commitment of time and energy. You have complete control. 
    • Use your business knowledge and experience to pay it forward.
    SCORE is a 501C(3) national volunteer organization, dedicated to helping small business start, grow and develop. All volunteers are some combination of entrepreneur, executive, manager or professional. We provide free mentoring services to small businesses and entrepreneurs and offer to the community workshops and panel discussions on relevant business topics. A Rockford area chapter is being started and we are seeking Volunteers to join us in this exciting project. Your efforts and contributions will play a significant role in the development of a vibrant business community in northwest Illinois.
    Intrigued? Check us out on foxvalley.score.org or call (610) 312-9765 for more information.
    Current News:
    The Entrepreneurial Mindset
    Learn About The characteristics of The Entrepreneurial Mindset
    When: Thursday, July 8th
    Time: 2-4 pm
    Where: Online
    Speaker: Michelle Smith
    Do you have what it takes to run your own business? More and more people today are stepping out on their own. Some people totally love the challenges of managing a business , other people learn that it is not all they hoped for. 
    This Webinar will review the characteristics of the mindset needed to push through and problem solve your way to the business and life you have dreamed of. This Webinar will be helpful to those individuals who currently have a business, and also helpful to those people thinking about starting a business .
    To learn more click here.
    Have a product idea in either DeKalb, Elgin, Naperville, Schaumburg or St. Charles? We can assist!
    EIGERlab is pleased to offer hours at the DeKalb County Business Incubator, 
    Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce, 
    NIU-Naperville, Fox.Build,  and Harper Community College in Schaumburg
    Our expanded coverage is due to an increased demand from the Small Business Development Centers (SBDC), SCORE mentors and business development professionals in the Chicagoland area. We've made it easier for innovators, startups, and small businesses to receive the assistance they need to turn their ideas into products...
    EIGERlab's Center for Product Development (C4PD) saves you time and money by coming to you.
    Elgin Area Chamber of Commerce/Elgin Development Group
    31 South Grove Avenue
    Elgin, Illinois 60120
    Innovation DuPage
    535 Duane St
    Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
    SBDC- Harper College
    Harper Professional Center
    650 E. Higgins Rd, Suite 18 N
    Schaumburg, IL 60173
    NIU Naperville
    1120 E Diehl Rd.
    Naperville, IL 60563
    11 E Main St
    St. Charles, IL 60174
    DeKalb County Business Incubator
    Community Outreach Building
    2500 N. Annie Glidden Rd., Ste. F
    DeKalb, IL 60115
    To make an appointment, please contact us at 815.965.3522 or sales@eigerlab.org.
    The C4PD is a full-service product development center that will manage the product development cycle from the idea, to design, to prototyping, to manufacturing, packaging, and shipment to customers. The C4PD staff is ready, willing and able to assist with any step in the process with which you need help.
    EIGERlab is a centrally located, state-of-the-art mixed-use incubator serving the region with leading-edge business, engineering and product development support services. Whether you're a new or existing entrepreneur, inventor, start-up, or a privately held company interested in growth or transition, EIGERlab is the region's one-stop resource for accelerating revenues and profits.
    Innovation, Acceleration and Product Development
    Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) 
    The Northern Illinois Center for Nonprofit Excellence (NICNE) is a program of NIU's Division of Outreach, Engagement and Regional Development, located at NIU-Rockford. NICNE has worked to strengthen area nonprofits for the past fifteen years by providing capacity building, training, technical assistance and resource support to organizations within northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin. Its mission is to promote and grow innovation, excellence and social impact.
    Available services and training include: Education including board training, the Certificate in Nonprofit Management courses, and special workshops and programs. Customized services include collective impact work, strategic planning, customized board training, and consultant services including grant writing and business planning. Resources available include: nonprofit best practices, policies and procedures, employee handbooks, and 501 (c) (3) development.
    NICNE believes in investing in people and organizations that make communities in our area safer, healthier, and more vibrant. We do so by providing training opportunities, which help nonprofits successfully achieve their missions. As the region's primary resource for nonprofit capacity and movement building, we encourage collaboration and best practices that result in a strong, vibrant nonprofit sector demonstrating significant social impact.
    Current News: 
    Date: Tuesday July 13
    Time: 8:30-10 a.m.
    Where: Online event
    Join this FREE training series for Mental Health Providers and other professionals who work with meeting youth mental health needs. This is the second of four separate training opportunities to be offered between June and September.
    This training examines what it means to go beyond being trauma aware and trauma informed, and shifts the focus to how to effectively address trauma symptoms and provide trauma-specific treatment. This training is intended for professionals who provide youth mental health services.
    To learn more click here.
    Illinois Small Business Development Center
    No matter the size of your business, the IL SBDC network can provide guidance:
    Business Planning
    Legal Structure
    Strategic Marketing
    Social Media
    Human Resources/Training
    The SBDC in Rockford is developing an Education, Execution and Entrepreneurial partnership with the Rockford Public Library that will entail online courses and live classes for launching and growth business orientation.
    For more information, please contact us: SBDC@RockfordChamber.com
    815.316.4301 or 815.566.1953 | website
    Current News:
    In light of the Covid-19 Pandemic, many SBDCs will be forced to work virtually and in some cases close their centers. Please contact your local SBDC to see how you can continue your advising sessions virtually.
    If you are new, please click here.
    20 Profitable Tech Business Ideas to Start a Business in 2021
    Get 20 profitable business ideas in tech industry to start a business in 2021.
    Get Tech Business ideas for 2021
    Source: Young Entrepreneur Forum. Broadcasted on Jan 27, 2021
    To watch the complete video, please click here
    What Works Podcasts
    The Thinker What Works Podcast features timely stories from young entrepreneurs, seasoned executives, 
    and industry leaders. 
    Click here for the entire list of Thinker podcasts
    Entrepreneurial Events
    gener8tor is a nationally ranked company that runs programs to support startups from inception to scale. gener8tor’s turnkey platform for the creative economy connects startup founders, musicians, artists, investors, universities and corporations. The gener8tor platform includes pre-accelerators, accelerators, corporate programming, conferences and fellowships.
    To learn more about gener8tor click here. 
    Contact us!
    Thank you for reading EIGERlab's newsletter!
    If you need assistance in developing a product or questions on where to start, contact Mike Cobert, Director of the Center for Product Development, at 815.965.3522.
    EIGERlab Center for Product Development, 5299 Zenith Parkway,
    Loves Park, IL 61111 | 815.965.3522