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Who Will Win Cozad?

Join us for the Cozad New Venture Challenge Virtual Awards Ceremony on April 14, to find out who will win the grand prizes. We will broadcast the event live. Follow us on social media and don't miss the next edition of the newsletter to learn more about the virtual awards ceremony. 

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Meet The Campus-Wide Innovation Prize Winners!

Join us on April 15 to find out who will win the Illinois Innovation Prize for $20,000 and the Fiddler Innovation Fellowship for $10,000. As we prepare for the Virtual Awards Ceremony, don't forget to follow us on social media for updates. 

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Advance Your Career With 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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We Are Here To Help

Have a startup idea? Don't know what to do next? Come to Virtual Entrepreneurship Advising with TEC every Friday. We'll help you figure out your next steps.

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Other Programs & Events

 
 

Mar. 10  | College New Venture Challenge Finals: Attend the 9th annual College New Venture Challenge (CNVC) Finals tomorrow to find out if the Grainger Engineering Startup City Scholars 2021 finalist teams, HexNest and DeepWalk, will walk away with grand prizes. Hosted by the Polsky Center at the University of Chicago, the CNVC is the undergraduate track of the Edward L. Kaplan, '71, New Venture Challenge (NVC). Learn More & Register

 
 

Mar. 10 | AgTech Innovation Summit: Hosted by the University of Illinois Research Park, this interactive virtual conference offers participants the opportunity to learn and share knowledge about the current and future state of agtech through dynamic panels, inspiring keynote presentations, and networking opportunities. The Summit will be a FREE virtual event with scheduled sessions on leadership in agtech; supply chain; impacts of the pandemic and its silver linings; and insights from growers and producers. Learn More & Register

 
 

Mar. 15-19 | Chicago Startup Week: Led by students, Chicago Startup Week is a week-long virtual event to celebrate achievements of entrepreneurial communities in the Chicago community by uniting students, professionals, and entrepreneurs to network, share, and innovate.
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Get Hired

 
 

Bimotal Hiring Digital Marketing Interns: Bimotal is an electric drivetrain company focused on personal mobility. Founded by an Illinois alumnus, the startup is launching their first product in the recreational outdoors space this year and are looking for paid, part-time, remote digital marketing interns to help build their brand following through content creation and collaborations with established audiences. If you have an entrepreneurial hustle and an interest in the space, please email Jason Roesslein at jason@bimotal.com with a description of why you would be good fit for the position, and any questions. Learn More →

iVenture Accelerator Hiring: iVenture Accelerator is looking for students to work with them for at least a year (ideally 18 months) in running the iVenture program with expertise in the following areas: Growth (social media, and creative out-of-the-box thinking such as TikTok marketing and finding entrepreneurial Slack channels), Design (help design materials for the program events), Event Management (to run numerous online events), Community Engagement & Inclusion (to help build a supportive and welcoming community), Marketing (PR, press, podcasts), and Analytics (to look into outcomes). If interested, please email Manu Edakara (medaka2@illinois.edu) with your resume, a short explanation of your interest area, and ideas you have to improve iVenture's program. Learn More →

 
   
 

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