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TEC Programs & Events
SocialFuse | Sept 13, 2018 | 5-7 pm

Looking for startup teammates? Or, just want to know what TEC is all about? Don’t miss SocialFuse, a recurring pitching, and networking event for you. Come to pitch your ideas, find teammates to scale your startup, or just sit back and check things out. Make your idea a reality at SocialFuse! Food providedVenue: 151 Loomis (1110 W Green St, Urbana) RVSP required to pitch & requested for Learn more

Before or after the event you can tell us about your Skills or your Startup and find a potential Match through our online form.

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop | January 6-12, 2019

Interested in meeting Silicon Valley's biggest players in entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital over winter break? Spend a week visiting startups, and leading tech companies while networking with prominent, entrepreneurial alumni. Apply today to become one of the select students chosen for this popular workshop. Scholarships are available for qualified students. Applications close September 30, so don't wait! Learn more

ThinkChicago: Chicago Ideas Week | Oct 18-20, 2018

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel, the University of Illinois System, World Business Chicago, and Chicago Ideas Week will invite 200 top college students from across the country to get a behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago's vibrant tech scene and attend Chicago Ideas Week. Selected students will get to experience 3 days of talks, tours, tips, and training. Apply here. Applications close Sept. 16. For details: or Learn more

TEC's Student Advisory Board 

Interested in joining TEC's student advisory board? For more information, email Kyra Lavalais:

ILEE Applications are open

We are now accepting applications for the Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) dual degree program. Contact Terry Cole at with questions. Learn more

Consider these courses for Fall 2018

TE 398: Innovative Software Startups: Software as a Service (SaaS) Learn more

TE 398: Hip Hop Entrepreneurship Learn more

TE 498: Playful By Design Learn more

TE 401: Introduction to Design Thinking Learn More

Other Programs & Events
Data Visualization Competition | Sept 23, 2018

Do you like to transform data into knowledge? Do you make graphs, infographics, or interactive dashboards? Enter your best data visualization for a chance to win $500. The competition is sponsored by the Scholarly Commons at the University Library, CITL, Illinois Informatics Institute, and Research IT. Learn more 

Pygmalion Festival | September 26-29, 2018

More than just a music festival, this multi-disciplinary community festival features music, literature, technology, comedy, podcasts, food, and a made fest. Additionally, the second annual free hackathon, PYGHACK takes place on September 29-30, 2018 at the University of Illinois Research Park's EnterpriseWorks. The 24-hour hack will bring together campus and community to build and innovate for the greater good of Champaign-Urbana. Learn more

Heartland Maker Fest | October 13, 2018

Makerspace Urbana is hosting its 5th annual Heartland Maker Fest, a family-friendly celebration. If you have crafts, gadgets, rockets, robots, art, performances, or anything else you do or make that you want to showcase, apply by September 28th! You don't want to miss this - Apply Today!

Get Hired
Red Clover Reader Wants Collaborators

Are you looking for an opportunity to earn flexible class credits while gaining valuable experiences at a student-led early stage EdTech startup? Red Clover Reader is looking to collaborate with students who have expertise in software development, journalism, creative writing, media, marketing, design, and education or have a passion for kid’s literature. For more information please email or Melanie Keil at

EnterpriseWorks Hiring Graphic Design Intern

Do you want to apply your graphic design skills to real-world campaigns for Research Park and startups? Do you thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented atmosphere? EnterpriseWorks, an incubator facility is looking for a student studying graphic design who loves working in both print and digital formats. This position will begin at the start of the Fall semester at a minimum of 10 hours per week. Contact Jenny Kim at Learn more

Cast21 Hiring Part-time Marketing Intern

Cast21 is looking for a part-time marketing intern to work with the company on their existing and new marketing efforts. This position can be full-filled remotely. Exceptionally talented candidates will have the opportunity to work with new markets and channels. Learn more

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