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Silicon Valley & Beyond!

Boost your career or startup with lessons learned from some of the biggest players in innovation, entrepreneurship, and venture capital. Spend January 12-14, 2021, virtually with prominent almuni in Silicon Valley and other tech hubs as they share their experiences. Past and future attendees may apply. Apply by Nov. 16. 

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Build Your Startup Team 

Spend the Spring 2021 semester as a Startup City Scholar and participate in the prestigious College New Venture Challenge (CNVC), hosted by the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Chicago. The program awards $5000 scholarships and offers up to $100,000 in prizes. Apply before Nov. 20. 

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Pitch Your Idea at SocialFuse

Looking for teammates to move your idea forward? Join us on Wed., Nov. 18, 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 Nov. 16

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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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Take a TEC Course!

Learn to think like an entrepreneur and become a creative problem solver by taking a TEC course in Spring 2021! Check out our new course offerings and favorites. The application for the BS dual degree in Innovation, Leadership and Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) for Spring 2021 is also open. 

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Other Programs & Events
 
 
 

Big Data Summit Registration Open: Registration is now open for the Big Data Summit, which will be held in a virtual format on Thursday, Nov. 12. The speaker lineup is a mix of lightning talks, panels, and presentations by thought leaders from startups, corporations, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The theme for this year is digital transformation. Join the summit for an hour or the whole day. Learn More & Register →

 
 

Due Nov. 15 | iVenture Application Open: The iVenture Accelerator enables student-led startups to create economic and social value by supporting student entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding, and access to world-class resources and alumni. The opportunity to work full-time for 10-weeks over the summer learning and building with a cohort of other student entrepreneurs is the  core benefit of the accelerator. Learn More & Apply

 
 

Research Park's Startup Cafe: Join on Nov. 18 from 12-1 pm to hear Zeba Parkar, an Illinois entrepreneur, share her entrepreneurial journey. Learn More →

 
 

Sage Corps Global Entrepreneurship Program Applications Open: Sage Corps’ Online Career Accelerator Program provides students with a structured program to navigate their career path. As a part of the program, you will build skills for trending jobs through the online curricular modules (academic credit is available), complete a virtual internship experience at a global startup company (from home), and attend weekly, online professional events with alumni of the program. Learn More & Apply

 
 

Illini Box Research Project: Justin Holding, a Sophomore in Industrial Engineering, has recieved the Student Sustainability Committee microgrant to perform research with the goal to promote reusable containers on campus. The research project aims to pilot a reusable container system on campus. If you want to get involved and learn more about the reusable containers project contact Justin Holding at jholdi2@illinois.edu. Learn More →

 
   
 
 
Get Hired
 
 
 

C3.ai Hiring Data Scientists - Data scientists at C3.ai use machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning to solve many mission-critical applications using large datasets from various industries. Contact Varun Krishna at varun.krishna@c3.ai. Learn More →

Atante Hiring Senior Developers - Atante is a project management platform utilizing machine learning to optimize the way in which tasks are completed for enterprises. Atante is currently looking for senior developers to join the team for the New Venture Challenge at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. Team participation is virtual. Interested? Contact Lucas Najear at najeralucas@gmail.com by Nov. 15.  

UChicago Student Startup Hiring Engineers -  Sesame is developing wearable tech and applications to promote mindfulness. The startup is seeking a Full Stack/Mobile Engineer to join their small, tight-knit team. While full-time roles are preferable, the startup is also looking at part-time roles. Learn More →

 
   
 
 
Illinois Entrepreneurs in the News
 
 
 

Hot off the presses!

  • Illinois Startups, Psyonic and Mesh++ Win 2020 Fourth Revolution Awards. 
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  • EarthSense Wins AURP 2020 Innovation Award. Read More →

  • UIC, Discovery Partners Institute Win Grant Money for COVID Research. Read More →

 
 

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November 2020 ISSUE

 
 

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Technology Entrepreneur Center

 

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