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Technology Entrepreneur Center
THE GRAINGER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

Build Your Startup Team 

Attend the College New Venture Challenge networking night on Tues., Oct. 13, 5-6:30 pm, hosted by University of Chicago's Polsky Center, to find team members or join a team so you can be part of the UIUC's Startup City Scholars track for Spring 2021. The program awards $5000 scholarships and offers up to $100,000 in prizes.

Learn More & Apply

 
 
 
 
 

Pitch Your Idea At SocialFuse

Looking for teammates to move your idea forward? Join us on Thurs., Oct. 15, 5-6:30 pm, to pitch your idea at SocialFuse: a recurring pitching, networking, and teambuilding event ! Come pitch your ideas, find teammates, or just check things out. There will be $50 gift card giveaway. RSVP by Oct. 12

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View of Engineering Hall from the Bardeen Quad 
 

Coming Soon!

Our annual Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop will be virtual this year! You will walk away with great insights, entrepreneurship lessons, and topics like how to fund your startup, how to find your co-founder, or how to get that first customer, all shared by our accomplished alumni from a variety of industries. Follow us on social media and don't miss next month's newsletter.

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Exterior of the Grainger Engineering Library 
 

Entrepreneurship Advising

Have a startup idea? Don't know what to do next? Come to Entrepreneurship Advising with TEC every Friday from 1:00-2:00pm (virtually, of course). Bring your ideas--we'll help you figure out your next steps, and guide you through campus and community resources.

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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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Other Programs & Events
 
 
 

Oct. 23-25 | 3 Day Startup Social Innovation: Attend a 3 day immersive virtual entrepreneurship experience focused on social and environmental impact. Build an innovative social venture, network with students across campus, and pitch for cash prizes to seed the growth of a social venture. Sponsored by Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at Gies College of Business, this event is open to all majors and levels (undergrad and grad students). Rolling admissions. Application deadline: Oct. 16. Learn more

 
 

Oct. 19-22 | SBIR Week In The Midwest: Don’t miss this all-virtual event Oct. 19-22 that will educate participants about applying for SBIR/STTR funding opportunities. Hear directly from SBIR experts and have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with agency program managers. Registration is FREE! Register early to get matched for program manager meetings. Learn more

 
   
 
 
Get Hired
 
 
 

AbbVie Visual Designer Intern, Fall 2020 - Duties include designing logos and visual elements for the AIC and other AbbVie business units, creating layouts and visual elements for print and electronic media including websites, newsletters, PowerPoint presentations, and reports, and work with a student team to ensure consistent voice and brand across communication and messaging channels, both internal and external. Learn More →

Bayer Software Engineering Intern (Grad Level) - Duties include exploring new technologies and collaborating closely with team members and partners within the business, exploring Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (VR), User Experience (UX), and User Interface (UI). Learn More →

 
   
 
 
Illinois Entrepreneurs in the News
 
 
 

Hot off the presses!

  • Grainger Engineering Entrepreneurs Named in the Chicago Inno 25 Under 25 2020 List.
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  • Illinois Startup Greenlight Planet, Maker of Sun King Solar Lights, Raises $90M. Read More →

  • Illinois Startup ShipBob, an Ecommerce and Logistics Company Raises $68M. Read More →

  • Illinois Startups Tovala, ShipBob, and Greenlight Planet Listed Among 50 Companies Heating up Chicago Tech. Read More →

  • Illinois Ranks Number 8 in the World for the Amount of Venture Capital Raised by Companies Founded by Undergrad Alumni. Read More →

  • Illinois Entrepreneur, Danny Gardner, Founder & CEO of Mesh++, Listed Among Crain's Chicago 2020 Notable Entrepreneurs. Read More →

 
 

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October 2020 ISSUE

 
 

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Technology Entrepreneur Center

 

The Grainger College of Engineering  |  University of Illinois
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