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TEC Programs & Events
 
 
 
Quad Day | Aug. 25 | 12-4pm

Mark your calendar for Quad Day on Sunday, Aug 25. Stop by the TEC table to learn about opportunities to engage with the entrepreneurship ecosystem on campus, TEC programs, academics, events, and more. We will be there to answer your questions. Don't forget to collect your TEC swag! Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 
Innovation Expo | Aug. 28 | 4-6pm

Save the date for the Innovation Expo. The Expo is the best opportunity to discover the entrepreneurial resources you need for your startup. Explore the entrepreneurship ecosystem on campus and in the community, learn about the RSOs, student startups, and additional resources for your startup venture support. More details will follow in next month's newsletter.

 
 
 
 
 
Illinois I-Corps Cohort

Do you want $2,000 to increase the impact of your customer discovery research? Do you have an interesting research idea and want to explore commercializing it? The Illinois I-Corps Site offers 4 cohorts a year (2 per semester) on a rolling submission application cycle. Learn more about the Illinois I-Corps cohort schedule and application deadlines. 

 
Academics
 
 
 
ILEE Applications are Open

Application for the Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) dual degree program is open. The BS degree in ILEE is for engineering students to better understand the innovative processes involved in identifying complex technical problems and creating, developing, and leading efforts to provide engineering solutions. At this time, ILEE is only available as a dual degree for COE students, but individual courses and certificates are available to students from any college. Contact Terry Cole at twcole@illinois.edu. Learn more.

Consider these courses for Fall 2019:
TE461: Technology Entrepreneurship
TE566: Finance for Engineering Management 

 
Other Programs & Events
 
 
 
Polsky Fab Lab Free Membership | Chicago

The Polsky Fab Lab offers all existing Polsky Exchange members a full suite
of state of the art equipment to create prototypes and translate ideas into
physical objects. Membership includes access to co-working space and reservable meeting rooms, dozens of mentor meetings, workshops, and speaker events. For membership register here. Questions? Email: polsky@uchicago.edu. Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 
Market Research 101: Find Your Customers | Champaign Public Library | June 11 | 9-11am

In this workshop, you will learn how to use the library's free online resources to determine your customer segments to analyze your market potential and start developing your marketing plan. Registration is strongly recommended. Register here. Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 
ITA Tech Challenge

The ITA Tech Challenge is a programming/coding skills and teamwork competition
for female-identifying students at U.S. based universities, led by the Illinois
Technology Association (ITA). In its 10th year, the challenge will be going all-female
for the first time. Compete anytime, anywhere with the virtual platform between September 19–24. Win up to $10,000! Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 
Co-working Space at 1871 Chicago

Explore the dedicated U of I Room, equipped with wifi, whiteboard, phone, printer, and video conferencing capability. U of I’s 1871 membership is available to current University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign students, faculty, and staff who can demonstrate that they are engaged in entrepreneurial pursuits that would be advanced by accessing 1871. Learn more. Email:1871Chicago@mx.uillinois.edu

 
Get Hired
 
Synchrony Financial Hiring Emerging Technology Intern

The Synchrony Emerging Technology Center located at the Illinois Research Park focuses on advancing internal capabilities in artificial intelligence, data science, and other emerging technology domains. The interns in the program will work closely with the Innovation Station and SMEs to deliver projects for the business stakeholders. Projects can range across multiple disciplines such as basic market and technology research, big data analytics, proof-of-concept creation, data visualization, and software development. Learn more. Apply here.

 
 
 
TEC Hiring Marketing & Events Intern

The Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) provides students and faculty with the skills, resources, and experiences necessary to become successful innovators, entrepreneurs, and leaders. TEC is hiring a Marketing & Events intern for the Summer/Fall '19 semester (could be extended). This is a paid internship and pay rate is commensurate with experience. Starting date is to be determined. To ensure full consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Catharine Ingram at clingram@illinois.edu

 
 
 
Innovation LLC Hiring Marketing & Events Intern

The Innovation Living Learning Community is a residential program charged with helping students explore, innovate, and discover in a community centered on entrepreneurship. Innovation LLC is hiring a Marketing & Events intern for the 2019-2020 school year. This intern position will focus primarily on community engagement, event planning, and outreach. This is a paid internship and pay rate is commensurate with experience. Starting date is to be determined. To ensure full consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Christopher Murphy at cmurph@illinois.edu

 
 
 
In the News & TEC Stories
 
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JUNE 2019 ISSUE