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TEC Programs & Events
International Students & Starting a Company | Nov. 14 | B02 CSL | 3-5pm

Can I start a business in the U.S.? I am a student entrepreneur and require immigration sponsorship, what are my options? What about visa classifications? Get all your questions answered by Matthew Meltzer, Immigration Attorney, Meltzer Hellrung, LLC. A representative from the International Student Scholar Services office will also be present. Submit your own questions when you RSVP here

Cozad Kickoff & SocialFuse | Nov. 20 | BIF Commons | 5-7pm

Can Cozad help launch your startup idea? Is the program manageable with your schedule? Don't miss the Cozad New Venture Challenge Kickoff at SocialFuse, if you want to learn about our campus-wide new venture competition. 

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 provided. RSVP required to pitch and recommended for all other attendees. If pitching, RSVP by Nov. 15 here

Research Tools for Entrepreneurs | Nov. 5 | 2233 Everitt | 4-5pm

Do you have an idea but aren't sure how big your market is? Are you having trouble finding your competitors? Do you need help understanding the full scope of your industry? In this interactive workshop, Stephanie Pitts-Noggle, Business Specialist at Champaign Public Library, will cover the fundamentals of market research and teach you how to define key questions, create a research plan, and identify the best methods and sources for market research to help your venture. RSVP here

Cozad: So Much More Than a Competition!

Actually, if you have an idea, Cozad is for you. Makers, design thinkers, creative innovators, and more are all welcome. Cozad is an educational experience that makes ideas happen! We are using the YouNoodle platform for Cozad. You need to create a YouNoodle account to apply. The application is due Feb. 3, 2020.

Learn more and apply here.

Illinois Innovation Prize Nominations Due Jan. 27

How have you made an impact? Are you solving problems through design? Are you innovating around health, sustainability, or agriculture? Whatever the area or method of innovation, if you’re working towards innovative solutions, ask a mentor to nominate you for the $20,000 CAMPUS-WIDE Illinois Innovation Prize. You must be nominated by a faculty member, mentor or advisor. Students may not nominate other students. You must be on-campus during the 2019-20 academic year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Nominations are due Jan. 27, 2020. Learn more and apply.

AWARE Proof Of Concept Funding Application

The AWARE (Accelerating Women And underRepresented Entrepreneurs) program is seeking to aid women and underrepresented entrepreneurs through a proof-of-concept award. The AWARE program is administered by the EnterpriseWorks incubator at the University of Illinois Research Park and is funded by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). The deadline for applications is Monday, December 2 at 5pm. Applicants will be notified regarding the award on Friday, December 13. Learn more.

Dual Engineering Degree

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 Grainger Engineering students, but individual courses and certificates are available to students from any college. Contact Terry Cole attwcole@illinois.edu. Application for the Innovation, Leadership, and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) dual degree program for Spring 2020 is now close but you can continue to enroll for courses that count towards the BS degree. Learn more.


Other Programs & Events
Big Data Industry Connect | Nov. 11-12 | EnterpriseWorks & I-Hotel

Join us for the Industry Connect program (Nov. 11)  at the University of Illinois Research Park’s seventh annual Big Data Summit (Nov. 12, I-Hotel). The Industry Connect program on Nov. 11 at EnterpriseWorks will equip your team with the knowledge and best practices of presenting your team/company at tradeshows and networking events. Preference will be given to faculty, post-docs, or graduate researchers who have completed a local, regional, or national I-Corps program within the last 24 months. Apply by Nov. 4. Learn more. 

3 Day Startup Illinois Social Innovation | Nov. 15-17 | Temple Hoyne Buell Hall Atrium & Plym Auditorium

3 Day Startup is a 72-hour learning-by-doing workshop that teaches entrepreneurial skills in an extreme hands-on environment. Get inspired by innovative ways to tackle problems, learn practical entrepreneurial skills, network with students across campus, build your teamwork skills, and learn how the Illinois entrepreneurship ecosystem can support change-making! The deadline to apply is Nov. 6. Learn more and register

Women in Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn Seminar | Nov. 12 | 3041 BIF | 12pm

The Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership is hosting a series of Women in Entrepreneurship Lunch & Learn Seminars. As a part of the series, you can attend the Scaling Social Enterprises: The Challenges of a Double Bottom Line session led by Illinois alum (BS, Psychology) Rebecca Darr and CEO of WINGS Program, Inc. Join for lunch and conversation about scaling social enterprises to maximize social impact while managing fiscal responsibility. For lunch, RSVP by Nov.11, here

Get Hired
Enterprise Works Hiring Video Intern

Do you enjoy telling stories through video and pictures? Do you get excited about being able to creatively document an event and show your work off to others? The Video Intern will demonstrate their multimedia capabilities along with their teamwork and project management skills by working on meaningful, high-impact projects. This position will begin training at the beginning of Fall 2019 and will continue on throughout the semester. Upon a successful performance review, the internship will continue into Spring 2020. The ideal candidate will continue full time during Summer 2020 as well. Learn more and apply. 

AGGCO Acceleration Center Hiring Forecasting Analyst Intern

The AGCO Acceleration Center, an agricultural manufacturer, is looking for a forecasting analyst intern for Spring & Summer 2020. AGGCO is looking for someone who isn’t afraid to challenge the status quo by evaluating current methodologies and recommending adjustments that drive accuracy and profitability for forecasting labor and materials for the manufacturing operations. Learn more and apply. 

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