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

Want to make your ideas happen? Stop by the TEC table to learn about the opportunities to engage with the entrepreneurship ecosystem on campus, programs, academics, events, resources, entrepreneurship advising hours, mentoring and more. We will be there to answer your questions. Don't forget to collect your TEC swag! Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 
Entrepreneurship Advising | Fridays, Starting Aug. 30 | 10am-12pm

Have an idea but aren’t sure what to do next? Come to Entrepreneurship Advising Hours with TEC! Bring your ideas–we’ll help you figure out your next steps, and guide you through campus and community resources. Advising will take place in alternating locations check go.illinois.edu/Fridays or follow us on social media for the latest information. Venue for Aug. 30: Design Studio, 1st Floor (West Side), Grainger Engineering Library. 

 
 
 
 
 
Innovation Expo | Sept. 17 | 4-6pm

Don't miss the Innovation Expo! The Expo is the best opportunity to discover the entrepreneurship ecosystem support you need for your startup. Explore the entrepreneurship resources on campus and in the community, learn about the RSOs, student startups, and additional resources for your startup venture support. TBD Location. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date. 

 
 
 
 
 
Farm Hack At Sustainable Student Farm | Sept. 21 | Sustainable Student Farm | 10am-7pm

Get your hands dirty, and experience harvesting, processing, and human-centered design at work. Ideate around the goal of improving farm operations, then present ideas for a chance to win funding for your idea. Free lunch and dinner are included. Transportation will be provided from the Illini Union at 9:30am. This event is brought to you by ACES, Innovation LLC, Siebel Center for Design, Sustainability LLC, Sustainable Student Farm, and TEC. RSVP form details will follow in the next month's newsletter. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date. 

 
 
 
 
 
SocialFuse | Sept. 25 | ECE 3002 | 5-7pm

Looking for startup teammates? Or, just want to know how the entrepreneurship ecosystem at Illinois can help you get started? Don’t miss SocialFuse, recurring pitching, and networking event for you. Come to pitch your ideas, find teammates to scale your startup, or just sit back and check things out. Make your idea a reality at SocialFuse! Food providedLearn more. RSVP details will follow in the next month's newsletter. Follow us on social media to stay up-to-date. 

 
 
 
 
 
Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop | Application Due Sept. 30

Interested in meeting Silicon Valley's biggest players in entrepreneurship, innovation, and venture capital over winter break? Spend January 12-18, 2020, visiting startups, and leading tech companies while networking with prominent, entrepreneurial alumni. Learn more, to be one of the select 25 students chosen for this popular workshop. Application due Sept. 30, 2019, so don't wait! Apply today here

 
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
 
 
 
IEFX Launch | Aug. 24 | Krannert Center for the Performing Arts | 12-4pm

The Illinois Engineering First-Year Experience is an interdisciplinary program designed to enhance the learning experience of every first-year student in Engineering at Illinois. Join faculty, alumni, student leaders, and all of your classmates for your official welcome to the Grainger College of Engineering! Stop by the TEC table to learn about the entrepreneurship ecosystem resources on campus. Move to the Bardeen Quad for food and fun activities (2-4pm). Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 
ECE Ignition | Aug. 28 | ECE Grainger Auditorium | 5-7pm

This program welcomes new students to start their ECE careers the right way. Faculty will give brief overviews of the research areas in ECE, and current students will share tips. We will also be there to give you an overview of the entrepreneurship ecosystem at Illinois. These insights will be followed by mingling and food! Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about ECE student organizations, campus resources, and entrepreneurship ecosystem. Learn more.

 
 
 
 
 
PYGMALION | Sept 26-28 | Urbana-Champaign

This multi-disciplinary community festival features music, literature, technology, food, makers, comedy, podcasts, science, arts and more. Come support the student entrepreneurs who will showcase their startup at the TECH Demo on September 26th at the Krannert Center Lobby, 5:30-9:30pm. For a complete list of events, locations and other details check out the schedule here

 
 
 
Get Hired
 
TEC Hiring Illinois Startup List 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 an intern for Fall/Spring 2019-20 to gather and compile information, and input content for a crowdsourced list of Illinois startups. The intern will work for up to 10 hrs/week on this project. This is a paid internship and pay rate is commensurate with experience. Starting date is to be determined, but most likely will start in early October. You must be a current undergraduate student in order to be considered for this position. To ensure full consideration, please email a cover letter and resume to Amy Koester akoester@illinois.edu by September 15th, 2019. Learn more about the Illinois Startups list here

 
 
 
AGCO Acceleration Center Hiring Design Engineer Intern

The AGCO Acceleration Center, an agricultural manufacturer, is looking for an intern to get involved with the engineering teams to evaluate and optimize designs of existing equipment to address customer needs and reduce cost, work on project teams to create new designs, and develop and review of current methods and standards. This is a paid, part-time internship for Fall 2019 at the AGCO Acceleration Center in the Research Park. Students are required to work 10-20 hours a week on-site. Contact email: misha.shah@agcocorp.com. Learn more.

 
 
 
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AUGUST 2019 ISSUE