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Looking to Commercialize your Technology?

Apply to participate in TE498 - Illinois Deep Tech Accelerator for Fall 2021! Receive funding for customer discovery and minimum viable product development, get expert mentoring, and receive course credit. Take the innovative technology you've been working on, and learn how to commercialize it!

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ThinkChicago Week 2021

Students interested in launching their career with innovative Chicago companies: Apply by July 2 to be part of this behind-the-scenes tour of Chicago's tech & innovation ecosystem.

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Exploring Courses for Fall?

Entrepreneurial thinking changes the way you see the world and how you tackle problems. Learn to think like an entrepreneur by taking one of our Fall 2021 courses! We offer a variety of courses for both undergrad and grad students, and many of our courses count toward TEC Certificates!

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Student Entrepreneurship Blog

Introducing our new student-run entrepreneurship blog! TEC students share experiences, practical skills, and knowledge to help you get your ideas off the ground or succeed in your chosen career.

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Other Programs & Events

 
 

New Discovery Accelerator Institute Launch: IBM and the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign are entering a ten-year collaboration to launch the new Discovery Accelerator Institute. Their partnership will be backed by a $200 million investment to accelerate technological innovations in hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence, quantum information systems, materials discovery driven by AI, and sustainability-focused innovation. IBM and UIUC are aiming to drive job creation, and new economic growth for the State of Illinois. Learn More →

 
 

June 6 Deadline | Apply for the Zero2One Summer Bootcamp: Interested in starting a venture or have an early stage venture you are looking to grow? Zero2One is recruiting for their Summer Bootcamp. Join a supportive community of student entrepreneurs and gain access to peer-to-peer support, professional workshops hosted by industry experts, Zero2One's board of advisors, social events to facilitate networking, and an end-of-summer demo day. Take your ideas from Zero...to One! Apply by June 6.  Learn More and Apply →

 
 

June 8-10 | ThinkChicago Advanced Degree Exchange: ThinkChicago's first-ever event exclusively for grad students and PhD talent! Explore Chicago's startup & innovation ecosystem and networking opportunities with innovative companies and startups who are actively recruiting.  Learn More & Register ASAP →

 
 

June 10 Deadline | James Dyson Award: The James Dyson Award is an international award that celebrates, encourages, and inspires the next generation of design engineers. The challenge is simple: design something that solves a problem. It is open to current university students of engineering, product design and industrial design – and those who have graduated in these subjects in the last four years. Students that enter have the opportunity to win $2,600 as a national winner and $45,000 as an international winner, along with a donation of $6,600 to the departments that supported them. Enter by June 10. Learn More

 
 

June 16 | Startups & Immigration Workshop: The Revival of the "International Entrepreneur" Program:  Attorney Matthew Hellrung, who specializes in corporate immigration law, will talk about the recent ruling regarding the U.S. International Entrepreneur Program, and how this will impact immigrant and foreign entrepreneurs in the short and long term. The workshop will take place on Wed., June 16, 12:00-1:00pm  Learn More & Register →

 
   
 

Get Hired

 
 

Venture-Backed Healthcare Technology Platform Seeking Full-time Summer Interns: ExplORer Surgical is seeking Electrical Engineering students up to the challenge of building a small, portable, and connected piece of equipment to connect and stream images from an operating room. Interns will need to be available to work at the downtown Chicago office 1-2 days/week. Learn more, and apply by sending a resume and brief cover letter to robert@explorersurgical.com

Research Park Company Seeking Student Part-Time Lab Manager: Genective, a partnership between Limagrain and KWS, is seeking a student worker that will maintain lab equipment, coordinate repair of equipment with outside contractors, train others on how to safely use equipment, and more. Learn More →

John Deere Filling Student Mathematics/Algorithms Position: The John Deere Technology & Innovation Center at Research Park is seeking a student (ideally someone pursuing a PhD in Mathematics, or graduate STEM-related field) to execute tests or analysis plans for product verification and validation, as well as other responsibilities. Learn More →

 
   
 

Illinois Entrepreneurs in the News

 
 

Hot off the presses!

  • Loom, co-founded by Vinay Hiremath, raises $130M in funding. Learn More →

  • EnterpriseWorks startup Ascent Integrated Tech, founded by Paul Couston, raises $400k in funding. Learn More →

  • Amazon's The College Tour highlighted how UIUC is a major incubator for entrepreneurship, and several students talked about the Cozad New Venture Challenge. View Episode →
 
 
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