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Want to learn about funding your venture or business through traditional bank funding? How about crowdfunding, such as Kickstarter or Indiegogo? Or perhaps an angel investment group? NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for May 10 will cover “Show Me the Money,” where a panel of experts will share insights into each funding avenue. All are...
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NIU EIGERlab’s Innovation Tuesday Meetup for April 12 will cover “Creating a Website with WordPress.” One key to effective web presence is finding the right website-building platform. In the digital age, having a personal website is the final step in establishing a solid web presence, but there are dozens of sites begging users to pick...
Rena Cotsones
Since its grand opening in 1995, the NIU-Rockford Education Center at 8500 E. State St. has welcomed hundreds of thousands of students, clients and community members for classes, meetings, community gatherings and special events. As part of its 20th anniversary celebration today, the university launched the NIU EIGERlab Coworking Space in what was formerly the...
U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin
NIU’s deep commitment to strengthening the Rockford economy vaulted into a national spotlight Monday with the announcement that the Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute will locate its first chapter in the city. Called a “momentous day in the history of Rockford” and “a big win for the Rockford community and manufacturers across the country,”...
Celebrating creators, designers, builders, makers and dreamers, 38 entrepreneurs put everything on the line during the 9th Annual FastPitch Competition last week at NIU-Rockford. FastPitch was created nine years ago to identify, support and celebrate creators, designers, builders, makers and dreamers. The competition embodies the heritage of the region—the innovators, entrepreneurs and risk takers that built...