Ignite Lab


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CME Group foundation business analytics lab

The CME Group Foundation Business Analytics Lab serves both your immediate needs for hands-on training in financial services and the rapidly growing field of business analytics in various industry sectors besides finance such as marketing, healthcare, legal, insurance, risk management, government, and supply chain management. The CME Group Foundation Business Analytics Lab provides mentorship to Ignite Lab on various topics including: Data Analytics, Front & Back-End Development, Software Development, Infrastructure, Website Design, Digital Commerce, Mobile Technology, Prototyping, Blueprinting, Identifying Competition & Differentiate, Market Research, Engineering and more. 



The Business Law Clinic is a student run live client transactional focused clinic. They work with for-profit and nonprofit businesses and handle incorporation, licensing, contract drafting, review and negotiation (including non-disclosure agreements, leases, website terms and conditions, independent contractor agreements etc.), trademark applications and general business counseling. They offer all of these services to Ignite Lab as well.



We have a space for Loyola students at 1871 that allows Loyola students to connect with entrepreneurs in the Chicago-land community. 


Think chicago 

We have partnered with ThinkChicago to support immigrant entrepreneurs who have the resources to open their own business in Chicago. This program is known as the Global Entrepreneur-in-Residence (GEIR) Program.