Ignite Lab is proud to partner with the following organizations and leaders in the community. Their mentorship and resources enable our members to test their entrepreneurial ideas and launch successful ventures.


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.

These sectors include finance, 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 & Differentiating, Market Research, Engineering and more.

Business Law Clinic

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 for Ignite Lab Rockets and Explorers as well.

Department of Computer Science

Faculty within the computer science department serve as ad-hoc mentors depending on the needs of Ignite Lab Rockets and Explorers.

To learn more, please click on the picture above to be taken to the Department of Computer Science homepage.

School of Communication

Faculty members within the School of Communication serve as mentors and various student-run agencies provide paid or unpaid services for Ignite Lab Rockets and Explorers.

Please click on the picture above for more information about the School of Communication or contact an Ignite Lab staff member.


1871 is consistently ranked as one of the world's best university-affiliated incubators.

Ignite Lab members can enjoy exclusive access to Loyola's 1871 Suite and other student membership benefits.

Think Chicago

Ignite Lab works with the Mayor's innovation initiative and connects our members to events such as Chicago Ideas Week and programs such as Global EIR.

Community Mentors

Ignite Lab is also proud to partner with the above community mentors. They each bring valuable skills and backgrounds to Ignite Lab. Click on their pictures to learn more about them.