Making learning personal, exciting and fun

The Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center is a bright, friendly and collaborative membership-based innovation hub created to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, inventors, artists and engineers to pursue their creative passions and bring their entrepreneurial ideas to life. We focus on empowering students by providing them a vibrant and engaging platform of tools, community, education, and mentoring allowing them to maximize their creative potential.

In regular times, the Center is open to all students who are looking to start a new business, even if they don't yet have a specific idea for starting up a business. The Center serves as the lab of the Entrepreneurial Maker Certificate Program, and is open to students in other programs, from Fashion Studies to Engineering, as well as, community members.

Center Updates

The Center is closed to the public until further notice due to Covid-19. We look forward to welcoming students and members back on campus as soon as possible. Please check back regularly for info on our exciting and fun virtual activities.

10/30/2020: Check out our fun and FREE virtual youth activities at: harpercollege.edu/maker/experienceday


Makerspace
Students use 3D printerBring ideas to life
Take that idea turn it into something to hold and behold! Work on your dream project. Use our platform of 3D printers, laser cutters, CAD software and other great maker tools to create the prototype of your next great invention. Or just come in to learn and play. 
Community
Classroom CollaborationCollaborate
Behind every successful business is a supportive community there to share their hard-earned wisdom and help them on their journey. Make our community of members, partners, advisors, friends, and mentors your success team. 
Education and Programming
Building ModelBuild your skills
Take one of our fun hands-on workshops designed to get you up to speed FAST. Schedule a free consultation with our subject-matter experts to get advice about your business or project. Learn at your own pace in whatever size “bites” that suit you and make lifelong friends with people just like you. 
Coworking Space
Maker Space MeetingsGet to work
Let us be the home for your business. Book a meeting room to host your next company meeting or event. Come work in a bright, inviting, friendly and open environment complete with amenities on the campus of Harper College. A Starbucks, Subway, cafeteria and library are only steps away. 
Maker Space NetworkLearn and network
Be inspired. Make connections. Learn. Attend one of the fun and informative events hosted by our center to network and learn from experts in their fields. Have expertise that you’d like to share with our community? Contact us to hold your next event in our Center. See Events
Business Incubator and Accelerator
Maker Space BusinessGet your startup started
Take that great idea and turn it into a great business. Already have a business? Let’s accelerate it to the next level. Our business incubator and accelerator programs will help turn your idea into a sustainable business and keep you on course. 

Facemasks designed by area students and produced by the Makerspace.

Career and Technical Education teachers from Buffalo Grove and Wheeling high schools have designed and are now producing a protective face shield, with help from Harper College’s Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center. Read More

Students work in the Harper College Makerspace

Harper College’s new Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, inventors and engineers to pursue their creative passions and bring their ideas to life by building a vibrant and engaging platform of tools, community, programming and mentoring. Read More

Map of Building H, Room H-130

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Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center
Building H H-130
847-925-6188

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Sorry but due to the pandemic we are currently closed to the public until further notice.
Please check out our virtual content and events.

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