Eating, Drinking, & Entrepreneurship - September Events in Evanston

Economic Development

Startups Wanted: Present Your Business at Our Next Startup Showcase November 17


Evanston Entrepreneur Participates in MIT Startup Bootcamp

Jennifer Arrington Breen just returned from the MIT Global Entrepreneurship Bootcamp in Cambridge, MA where she pitched her startup Karma Trik The one-week bootcamp was open to anyone who first completed the free MIT MOOC “Entrepreneurship 101”. Thousands applied, 280 were interviewed, and 61 were accepted. Twelve teams formed and each chose one idea to start and pitch at the end of the week. Among her teammates ideas, Jenny’s was chosen to develop and she now is positioned to take Karma Trik to the next level. She left MIT with new friends from across the globe and a support team to consult. She will be presenting Karma Trik at the next Evanston Edge Startup Showcase. 


Sunshine Enterprises Community Business Academy Coming to Evanston - Attend the Info Session September 21


Grow Your Business With LEND


Whether you’re a new business owner or a well-established entrepreneur, LEND can provide you with the finances or basic business training to increase your success. LEND is a microfinance nonprofit that aims to promote Evanston’s economic growth through strengthening its small business population. LEND provides up to $10,000 in loans to credit-constrained borrowers at a 9% interest rate. Furthermore, LEND offers free, highly personalized marketing, accounting, and operations assistance. For more information, visit or email

Art & Big Fork Festival Returns to Downtown Evanston September 18-19

big fork

Hackstudio Opens September 21st!


Central Street Community Days October 10-11

Central Street Community Days

Curt's Cafe Gratitute Fiesta October 10

curt's cafe

American Toby Jug Museum 10th Anniversary Open House October 3-4

toby jugs