Harper College

Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center

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.

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 is open to students in other programs, from Fashion Studies to Engineering, as well as community members.

Center Updates

Check out the Build Your Own 3D Printer Camp

New membership options are live on our "JOIN" page!

Welcome Makers!

Our camp season is winding down quickly. There are still a couple seats left in our popular middle-school camp "Build Your Own 3D Printer". Click on the link above to enroll.

We have a lot of cool new equipment for you to bring your cool ideas to life. The highlights are our new UV-LED printer, professional 3D scanners, and more... Drop by to check them out, sign up for updates, or come to one of our upcoming events.

We can't wait to see you again in the makerspace!



Students use 3D printer

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.


Classroom Collaboration

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 Model

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 Meetings

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 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.

Business Incubator and Accelerator

Maker Space Business

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.

Harper students and teachers create protective gear for essential workers

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

Contact Us

Map of Building H, Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center

Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center
Building H H-130
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Hours of Operation:
Monday 10am - 7pm
Tuesday 10am - 9pm
Wednesday 10am - 9pm
Thursday 10am - 9pm
Friday 10am - 5pm
Saturday 10am - 3pm
Sunday Closed

Last Updated: 3/5/24