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If you want to explore, develop and realize your business passions in a student-centric environment, then Saluki Ventures is the place for you!

Saluki Ventures is designed to enhance the entrepreneurial playing field for our region’s student entrepreneurs and innovators. Our team is here to provide you with the tools to successfully engage yourself within your business idea, while balancing a full-time student status at SIU Carbondale. As a student, you will gain access to hands-on training, consulting services and mentorship within a student-focused incubation program embedded within the region’s leading business incubator. Facilities include a resource room, work space, collaboration area, plus many other amenities needed to help your business grow. The heart of the program is to be the support system for a dynamic, engaged, and creative class of student innovators and entrepreneurs. Work alongside like-minded peers and build relationships with people that will help take you and your business where you need to go!

"My experiences at the incubator were great. We made significant progress as a team, and believe that having deadlines and mentorship available definitely helped us shape our development strategy." ~ Jeremy Packer, Life at Southern

To take action, please contact Brandon Nolte by email,, or by phone (618) 453 – 2083.

Or, if you are ready to apply, please click here for our online application.