Three entrepreneurs at the Quinlan School of Business manage the daily operations of Ignite Lab. Meet them below.
Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship
Ugur Uygur is the Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at Quinlan School of Business. His research and teaching revolve around judgment of new ideas. Recently his work has appeared in Journal of Small Business Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, and Journal of Social Entrepreneurship. Prior to his academic life, he worked at software start-ups and consulted with entrepreneurial ventures.
Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship
April Lane is a Clinical Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Quinlan School of Business at Loyola University. She teaches the entrepreneurship major and minor to undergraduate business students.
Prior to joining Loyola, she was Executive Director at Catapult Chicago, a collaborative co-working space for high growth, digital startups that have demonstrated business traction. She has also consulted with startups and small business, helped students start business, and has even started a couple ventures herself.
Outside of Loyola, April is an active member of Chicago’s dynamic startup community and is involved with a variety of organizations.
Junior in Entrepreneurship
Stephanie Lancz is currently a junior at Loyola University Chicago. Originally, she is from a small town in northwest Ohio called Sylvania, but she wanted to study in Chicago to be part of a big city. While at Loyola, she is studying Entrepreneurship and Supply Chain Management. She has always loved entrepreneurship; working at her dad’s company from a young age, she has learned to appreciate the opportunity to be your own boss and the satisfaction of creating your own business. Last year, she was hired as the graduate entrepreneurship research assistant, and now she is lucky enough to be part of Ignite Lab, Loyola’s first student-focused incubator. She is very excited for this opportunity and is looking forward to helping other students who have an interest in entrepreneurship.