Illinois Innovation Prize ($20,000) Nomination Due Feb.1!
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Hear From An Immigration Expert!

Can I start a business in the U.S.? I'm a student entrepreneur and require immigration sponsorship, what are my options? What about visa classifications? Get all your questions answered by an immigration attorney on Jan. 29, 12-2pm. 

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Illinois Innovation Prize $20,000 
 

Illinois Innovation Prize Nominations Due Feb. 1 

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.

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Find Teammates & Pitch Your Ideas

Looking for teammates to move your idea forward? Join us on Feb. 35-6:30pm, to pitch your idea at SocialFuse: a recurring pitching, networking, and teambuilding event! Come pitch your ideas, find teammates, or just check things out. 

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Cozad NVC Registration Due Feb. 8

Learn about venture creation, idea validation, customer development, and pitching skills from experts. Plus, get the chance to win funding and prizes! (Typically, around $200k or more is offered each year.) Cozad NVC will be held virtually this year.

Learn More & Register →

 
 
 
 
 

Get Patent & Trademark Help For Free!

The IP Clinic is a joint effort between TEC and the College of Law. Selected participants from Cozad New Venture Challenge, iVenture Accelerator, and Illinois Innovation Prize can have a patent application drafted for free. Attend the IP Clinic Kickoff on Feb. 12. 

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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! The application for the BS dual degree in Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) is also open. Apply now for eligibility in Fall 2021. 

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Other Programs & Events
 
 
 

Due Jan. 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 Jan. 18, 2021. Questions? Contact Valeri Werpetinski at werpetin@illinois.edu. Learn More & Apply

 
 

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 →

 
 

Zero2One Recruiting Executive Team Members: Interested in joining a passionate and impact oriented team focused on uplifting student entrepreneurs? Zero2One, an entrepreneurship RSO, is recruiting for its executive team! Learn More

 
 

i-Made Bioengineering National Design-a-Thon, Jan. 29-30: The Virtual Bioengineering Design-a-Thon includes a workshop on design thinking and training in 3D CAD Platforms. Teams have less than 24 hours to design a medical product based on a prompt revealed at the kickoff and will present designs to a panel of judges. This competition is open to university students from any institution. Sign up in groups of 3-4, or individually! Registration closes Jan. 22. Reach out to amorain2@illinois.edu with questions. 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”. 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 →

 
   
 
 
Illinois Entrepreneurs in the News
 
 
 

Hot off the presses!

  • Illinois Startup Perception Raises $2.7M Seed Round. Read More →

 
 
 
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