EnterpriseWorks Shared Services Program

The EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois offers a Shared Services Program to help its clients with short-term project needs.

Let our diverse team of student specialists help your company with a variety of projects in areas such as graphic design, social media, web development, and business strategy.

Shared Services is a free service for eligible companies. To request a project, please submit an application online. If your application is approved, Shared Services will contact you and meet with you to start the project.

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Who is eligible?

What are the guidelines?

  • A  company may submit one request at a time.
  • Fall & Spring semester: Only one project request per company will be approved.
  • Summer: Multiple project requests from the same company may be approved. (Additional requests will not be considered until the deliverables from the previous project have been completed.)
  • Project requests must be short-term in nature with specific deliverables.
  • Project scope should be such that completion in a 30 business day period is reasonable.

Submit a Shared Services Request by filling out this application.

Types of Projects

Have a project in mind? See if it aligns with any approved project types here.

Graphic Design
  • Logos
  • Website Wireframes
  • Pitch deck layout and graphics
  • Flyers, brochures, and posters
  • Redesign of existing print or digital materials
  • Trade show materials, such as pop up banners
Multimedia
  • Short duration (up to 3 minutes) videos, such as product videos, promotion videos, and product demo videos
  • Product photos
  • Company photos
Communication
  • Developing website content
  • Providing public relations and social media assistance
  • Proofreading and editing news stories, announcements, and pitch decks
Software Development
  • Website development using WordPress
  • Updating of existing websites using HTML/CSS/JavaScript/PHP
Human Resources
  • Writing and/or editing job postings
  • Consulting for recruitment and interview strategy
  • Assistance with hiring international students
  • Employee handbooks
  • Health insurance and other employee benefits
Business Strategy
  • Reviewing business plans and pitch presentations
  • Assisting with a market assessment
  • Reviewing business development strategy
  • Assisting with marketing and branding
Industrial Design
  • Design thinking
  • Empathic modeling
  • Mood board generation
  • Concept generation assistance
  • UI/UX assessment

Previous Projects

View recent projects completed by our student specialists.

Graphic Design

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  • Epivara logo and business card (Spring 2020)

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  • LiveBx logo (Spring 2020)

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  • Catch Care logo (Fall 2019)

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  • Medical Guidance Systems logo (Summer 2019)

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Earnest Earth_Full Color Logo

Multimedia
  • PSYONIC Team Photos (Spring 2020)

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EarthSense TerraSentia Robot_Product Photo

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Communication

Our Social Media & Communications Interns have worked on multiple project types. From helping startups clean up copy for their websites to strategizing social media posts for different platforms, these interns are involved in most Shared Services projects.

Though not all final deliverables can be publicly released, we want to provide a list for reference as you determine what project you may need. Comms Interns have previously worked on:

Marketing Strategy

  • Traverse Science Marketing Strategy for LinkedIn (Spring 2020)

Pitch Deck Creation

  • KAS Automotive Pitch Deck (Spring 2020)

KAS Automotive_Slide Deck

Press Release Editing

Social Media Strategy

  • FrostDefense Envirotech Social Media Strategy for Facebook and LinkedIn (Summer 2020)
  • PSYONIC Social Media Scheduling Strategy for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn (Fall 2019)

Website Copy Development

  • KAS Automotive website (Summer 2020) – Coming soon!
  • Umbrella Genetics website (Summer 2020) – Coming soon!
  • BassInSight website (Spring 2020)
  • Earnest Earth website (Summer 2019)
  • Ekey Technology website (Summer 2019)
Software Development
  • KAS Automotive website (Summer 2020) – Coming soon!
  • Umbrella Genetics website (Summer 2020) – Coming soon!
  • BassInSight website (Spring 2020)
  • Earnest Earth website (Summer 2019)
  • Ekey Technology website (Summer 2019)
  • SimBioSys website (Summer 2019)
Human Resources
  • Traverse Science Employment and Labor Laws Research (Summer 2020)
Business Strategy

Our Social Media & Communications Interns are often brought on for these projects due to their broad range of expertise. Pitch deck reviews, market research, and other research-related projects fall under this category.

Though not all final deliverables can be publicly released, we want to provide a list for reference as you determine what project you may need. Comms Interns have previously worked on:

Marketing Strategy

  • Traverse Science Marketing Strategy for LinkedIn (Spring 2020)

Pitch Deck Creation

  • KAS Automotive Pitch Deck (Summer 2020)

KAS Automotive_Slide Deck

Social Media Strategy

  • FrostDefense Envirotech Social Media Strategy for Facebook and LinkedIn (Summer 2020)
  • PSYONIC Social Media Scheduling Strategy for Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn (Fall 2019)

 

Shared Services

This program gives startups access to student talent for projects.