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THE GRAINGER COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING

 
 
 
 
 
   
 
 
 
 
 

Take the Isolate & Ideate Challenge

TEC is awarding four $150 cash prizes for coming up with a great idea while you’re stuck inside. Submit your idea by Sept. 20 and check out our whole schedule of events! Jump in and start with our Creativity Workshop on Tues., Sept. 15 at 7:00pm.

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Explore the Innovation Expo

Innovation Expo is a virtual resource fair for University of Illinois entrepreneurs, designers, and innovators. Brought to you by Founders, Technology Entrepreneur Center, and Innovation LLC. Join us on Tues., Sept. 29 from 4:00-6:00pm!

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SBIR Workshop Series

Through the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant, researchers can receive $150,000 to $1 million in equity-free capital to determine a technology’s feasibility & develop a prototype. Apply now for this workshop series taking place Sept. 29, Oct. 13, & Oct. 28!

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Apply for ThinkChicago

Join 300 top-tier college students from across the nation for Chicago's premier tech talent immersion event: ThinkChicago-Chicago Ideas 2020! Explore Chicago's tech & innovation ecosystem in a virtual format. Apply by Oct. 5. 

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TEC Student Advisory Board

Want to help shape the campus entrepreneurship ecosystem? Join the TEC Student Advisory Board! The SAB provides insights directly to the TEC staff & receives access to exclusive benefits like raffles, swag, & partner events. Apply by Sun., Sept. 20.

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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
 
 
 

Sept. 21-26 | Reflections | Projections Tech Conference: This UIUC student-led virtual conference is open to everyone. In addition to talks from leaders in industry on topics like AI, Robotics, Startup Culture, and Accessibility and Diversity in Tech, there will be an AI hackathon, puzzle-solving competition, and free swag pickup for attendees on campus. Learn more →

 
 

Sept. 24-26 | PygHack: PYGMALION and Research Park present a 48-hour community-driven virtual hackathon to develop solutions to problems of inclusivity. PygHack is looking for problem-solvers and creative thinkers of all disciplines that are interested in working with others to build a more inclusive society. Prizes will be awarded. Learn more →

 
 

Sept. 24 | Illinois Ignite 2020: Featuring technologies and start-ups from Northwestern University, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, University of Chicago, University of Illinois-Chicago, and Illinois Institute of Technology. Hear from innovators and entrepreneurs in healthcare, IT, and advanced hardware. Learn more →

 
 

Apply by Sept. 30 | U.PITCH National Elevator Pitch Competition: U.PITCH is a 90 second virtual elevator pitch competition which will award $10,000 to the top collegiate pitches across the country. It's run by Future Founders, a Chicago non-profit that works with the top young entrepreneurs in the country. Learn more →

 
   
 
 
Get Hired
 
 
 

EnterpriseWorks Part-Time Student Lab Manager - Must have familiarity with centrifuges and autoclaves and a minimum of one year wet lab experience. Learn More →

Student Python Developer with Abbvie Innovation Center - Duties include extensive python programming specifically with computer vision modules like opencv, skimage, tensorflow, keras, pytorch and similar, and video analysis and deep learning algorithm development using CNNs. Learn More →

 
   
 
 
Illinois Entrepreneurs in the News
 
 
 

Hot off the presses!

Trala, 2017 Cozad New Venture Challenge Grand Prize Winner, raises $3.5 million  Learn More →

Illinois startup Mesh++ brings wifi to Champaign Unit 4 school district families to help with remote learning  Learn More →

TEC works with Discovery Partners Institute and other institutions to provide virtual NSF I-Corps program, helping faculty and students learn how to commercialize their research   Learn More →

 
 

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SEPTEMBER 2020 ISSUE

 
 

 

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

 

Technology Entrepreneur Center

 

The Grainger College of Engineering  |  University of Illinois
351 Coordinated Science Lab  |  1308 West Main Street  |  Urbana, IL 61801

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