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Natrion Wins Cozad

Clean energy startup, Natrion, took home the 2021 Cozad New Venture Challenge grand prize. The startup won over $50,000 in funding and sponsored prizes. This year over $200,000 was awarded in funding and in-kind prizes to 70 teams. Read more about other winning teams here.

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Campus-Wide Innovation Prize Winners!

Maha Alafeef, a Bioengineering grad student, won the Illinois Innovation Prize for $20k. And Ariana Barreau, a first-year medical student in the Carle Illinois College of Medicine, won the $10k Fiddler Innovation Fellowship. Read more or Watch Awards Ceremony

 
 
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Apply to Illinois I-Corps

Have an interesting research idea and want to explore commercializing it? The Illinois I-Corps program comprises 3 workshops over 6 weeks, where teams work to validate the market size, value propositions, and customer segments of their innovations. Questions? Contact Catharine Ingram at clingram@illinois.edu.

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Try A TEC Course This Summer

Want do develop a new venture idea? Does business, commercialization, and management aspects of technology interest you? How about analysing engineering projects from a financial perspective? Learn all this and more. Explore TEC courses this summer! 

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Other Programs & Events

 
 

June 8-10 | ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange 2021: ThinkChicago is inviting grad & PhD students across Chicago, the Midwest region, and around the country for an (ALL VIRTUAL) behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago’s thriving tech & innovation sector ecosystem. ThinkChicago Exchange 2021 includes access to a series of keynote speakers and panels, representing a cross-section of Chicago's startup & innovation ecosystem and networking opportunities with fast-growing innovative companies/startups who are actively recruiting this year. You can also connect with fellow grad/PhD student entrepreneurs and innovators from across the country. The application is available for any graduate and PhD students currently enrolled with an accredited academic institution in the United States. Application Deadline: Friday, May 21, 2021 - 11:59 PM CST.  Learn More & Apply→

 
 

Female Founder Track by Dorm Room Fund: Built by students and powered by First Round Capital, Dorm Room Fund provides founders with a strong network of investors, world-class mentors, and a $20,000 check. Over six evening sessions, Dorm Room Fund will help you scale your project and equip you with the skills to raise your first capital. You'll learn about scaling MVPs, fundraising, and hiring from some of the most successful founders, investors, and operators and get one-on-one feedback from mentors. Best of all, you'll build a peer group of other women in your same stage, hustling to take their startup from side project to full time gig. Application deadline: May 11, 2021Learn More & Apply

 
 

The James Dyson Award: The James Dyson Award is an international award that celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The challenge is simple: design something that solves a problem. It is open to current university students of engineering, product design and industrial design – and those who have graduated in these subjects in the last four years. Students that enter have the opportunity to win $2,600 as a national winner and $45,000 as an international winner, along with a donation of $6,600 to the departments that supported them. Entries close June 10, 2021. Learn More

 
 

Zero2One Recruiting For Summer Incubator: Zero2One, an RSO is recruiting for their Summer Incubator. Join a supportive community of student entrepreneurs and take your ideas from Zero2one. Learn More →

 
   
 

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World Business Chicago Seeking MBA Associate: Our entrepreneurship ecosystem partner World Business Chicago is seeking an MBA Associate for the Innovation & Venture Strategy team (ChicagoNEXT) with their venture programming in 2021. MBA Associate must be available from May 2021 to November 2021, with an opportunity to extend. Learn More →

Startup Seeking Teammates: Interested in joining a legal EdTech startup team? Scenario is working on an educational platform that will provide resources for lawyers to become tech-savvy. The startup is in ideation stage and will not pay for this opportunity. Learn More →

 
 
   
 

Illinois Entrepreneurs in the News

 
 

Hot off the presses!

  • Illinois Startup JioBit To Be Acquired by Life360. Read More →
 
 
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