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THE GRAINGER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
Silicon Valley and Beyond 
 

Silicon Valley & Beyond!

Boost your career or startup with lessons learned from some of the biggest players in innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. Spend January 12-14, 2021, virtually with prominent almuni in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs as they share their experiences. Past and future attendees may apply. Learn More & Apply →

 
 
 
Illinois Innovation Prize $20,000 
 

Illinois Innovation Prize Nomination Open

Nomination for the Illinois Innovation Prize for $20,000 and the Fiddler Innovation Fellowship for $10,000 is open! Innovations developed as a response to the pandemic are encouraged! Ask a mentor, faculty member, or an advisor to nominate you. Learn More & Seek Nomination →

 
 
 
 
 

International Students, Visas & Starting a Company

Can I start a business in the U.S.? I am a student entrepreneur and require immigration sponsorship, what are my options? What about visa classifications?. Get all your questions answered by an immigration attorney. Keep an eye out for the next month's newsletter to find out the date, time, and more details. 

 

 
 
 
 
 

TEC Certificates

Pursue your future career goals armed with a TEC Certificate! Whether you want to advance your career goals, be an impactful leader, launch your startup, or develop breakthrough products, we offer four certificates that meet your needs.

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Take a TEC Course!

Learn to think like an entrepreneur and become a creative problem solver by taking a TEC course in Spring 2021! Check out our new course offerings and favorites. The application for the BS dual degree in Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) for Spring 2021 is also open. 

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Other Programs & Events
 
 
 

Due Jan. 22 | Health Make-a-Thon: Illinois residents are invited to submit their idea for improving human health to the third annual Health Make-a-Thon competition. The 10 best ideas each will be supported with $10,000 in resources, materials, and mentorship. This includes access to the Health Maker Lab network of design and making facilities at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the community to design, fabricate, and prototype their idea. Learn More & Apply →

 
 

Due Dec. 18 | Illinois Impact Incubator: The Illinois Impact Incubator is a co-curricular program for students (all majors, levels) who have a passion to develop an idea or early-stage venture focused on social or environmental impact. The program includes workshops, coaching, resources, access to mentors, and expert advisors. Individuals or small teams may apply. All majors and levels (undergraduate and graduate) are welcome. Non-students or students from another institution may be part of an Illinois student team. Application deadline is Dec. 18, 2020. Questions? Contact Valeri Werpetinski at werpetin@illinois.edu. Learn More & Apply

 
 

Student Startup Project Seeks Feedback: Neo Vista, a student startup is building the next generation smart digital frames to improve space within your homes, offices & commercial spaces. The frames are designed to be intelligent, efficient, sleek, and customizable. Help the student startup by giving your feedback. Learn more. 

 
 

Map the System 2021: Map the System 2021 is a competition that challenges you to explore the issues that matter to you, think differently about social and environmental change, and share your
findings with the world. Apply as an individual or in a team of up to 5 members. At least one participant must be a current Illinois student. Learn More & Apply

 
   
 
 
Get Hired
 
 
 

P33 Hiring Strategy & Operations Analyst Intern - P33 is a collaboration among hundreds of Chicagoland leaders working together to turbocharge Chicago’s tech economy. The Strategy and Operations analyst intern(s) will work with P33’s senior leadership on a variety of topics related to strategy, operations, marketing, platform and product development, and industry clusters. Interested candidates should apply by sending their resume and cover letter to hiring@P33Chicago.com, using the subject line “P33 Application: Strategy & Operations Analyst Intern”. Please also include, as an attachment to your email, a brief (500-word max) response to the prompt: “In Chicago, the restaurant Next debuts a seasonal menu every few months based upon the identity of different regions. If Chicago was being spotlighted as the region of choice, what themes would best describe Chicago’s identity?." Learn More →

Bubbles Hiring Software Developers and UI/UX Designers - Bubbles is an online meeting platform built to make online events a more intuitive and intimate experience. The startup is looking for students experienced in HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, Git. CS/ECE majors preferred. To apply please email Vijay Krishnan at vkris4@illinois.edu. Learn More →

 
   
 
 
Illinois Entrepreneurs in the News
 
 
 

Hot off the presses!

  • Illinois Entrepreneurs On Forbes 30 Under 30 List! Read More →

  • Illinois Alum Startup Loop Health Raises $2.3M. Read More →

  • Illinois Entrepreneur, Danny Gardner, Founder of Mesh++, Named Among Crain's 2020 Rising Stars in Tech. Read More →
 
 

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December 2020 ISSUE

 
 

 

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Technology Entrepreneur Center

 

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