The painful events of the past few weeks underscore the need for all of us to reaffirm our commitment to social justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to the principles communicated in the campus statements from President Tim Killeen and Chancellor Robert Jones. We are here to listen and support you always. For more resources and educational tools to understand and address racism please read.
AMA with Harlee Sorkin | June 24 | 5:00-5:30pm
We are excited to kick off our Ask-Me-Anything style talk series with Harlee Sorkin, TEC instructor and Co-founder and Managing Director of Common Place Holdings, LLC, a health tech venture studio that provides management and seed funding for companies. Get to know Harlee, and feel free to ask him anything about his background, entrepreneurship experience, and what makes him so passionate about startups. Harlee also helped lead Traco Labs, Inc., a manufacturer of health and nutrition ingredients, to a successful exit to Degussa AG. In addition, Harlee is the NSF I-Corps program instructor and EIR at EnterpriseWorks in the Research Park. He holds a BS in Psychology from the University of Illinois. RSVP and ask questions.
This discussion will be moderated by Cedric Vargas, current CE and ILEE student and Founder of Teneez, a premium sneaker rental company.
Virtual Summer Entrepreneurship Advising | Fridays | 1-2pm
Have a startup idea? Don't know what to do next? Come to Virtual Summer Entrepreneurship Advising with TEC every Friday! Bring your ideas--we'll help you figure out your next steps, and guide you through campus and community resources. If you can't join for virtual advising hours just contact Stephanie Larson at email@example.com or Catharine Ingram at firstname.lastname@example.org to set up an appointment. Learn more.
Office Hours With Experts
Pitch your ideas, ask questions, and get feedback. Talk to entrepreneurship experts and TEC instructors, John Thode and Harlee Sorkin. John Thode is a successful intra/entrepreneur. He has built profitable businesses ranging from startups to multi-billion dollar companies in the mobility, computing, security, and imaging sectors. Harlee Sorkin is Co-founder and Managing Director of Common Place Holdings, LLC, a health tech venture studio that provides management and seed funding for companies. Learn more and sign up here.
ThinkChicago-From-Home-2020 | Application Deadline: July 6
The ThinkChicago summer event is back, but virtually! On July 29-31, 200 university students from across the country will get an opportunity to virtually engage with Chicago’s fast-growing tech scene via ThinkChicago-from-Home 2020! Attendees of ThinkChicago will engage with Chicago's tech community leaders, entrepreneurs, network with their peers, and learn more about tech career opportunities. Please submit your application by 11:59 PM CDT on MONDAY, JULY 6, 2020 to be considered. Learn more and apply here.
Illinois Deep Tech Accelerator | Application Deadline: August 10
Working on a breakthrough technology? Looking to commercialize that technology? Want to develop a desirable, viable, and feasible business model that leverages your technology? Explore our new academic accelerator! This 4 credit hour academic-based startup accelerator will mentor teams in the process of deep tech commercialization, and will explore principles of building a valid business model. Funding will be made available for customer discovery and minimum viable product development. Learn more and apply here.
Fall 2020 Entrepreneurship Courses
Want to transform your idea into an enterprise? Learn the fundamentals of technology entrepreneurship and critical areas of the entrepreneurial process. Hear from experienced guest speakers about their entrepreneurial journey and lessons learned. Explore advanced concepts and frameworks for analyzing how firms can create, commercialize, and capture value from technology-based products and services. Learn more about our entrepreneurship courses and enroll now!
Explore TEC Certificates And Enroll Now!
Whether you want to advance your career goals, be an impactful leader, launch your startup, help a startup grow, commercialize your technology, or develop breakthrough products, TEC offers four certificates that meet your needs. Pursue your future career goals armed with TEC certificates. Learn more and enroll now.
Enroll In TEC's Dual Engineering Degree
The BS degree in ILEE is for Grainger 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 engineering students, but individual courses and certificates are available to students from any college. Application for the ILEE dual degree program for Fall 2020 is now closed but you can continue to enroll for courses that count towards the degree. Questions? Contact Jed Taylor at email@example.com. Learn more.
Exploring Courses for Fall 2020? Consider these Courses:
Entrepreneurs Brown Bag Series | June 17 | 12-1pm
Hear from startups pivoting their innovation in the wake of COVID-19. If you have questions please contact Cathy McArthur at firstname.lastname@example.org. Learn more.
State Farm Hiring P&C Actuarial Intern for Fall 2020
The State Farm® Research and Development Center seeks actuarial science, math, statistics, data science, or computer science majors with preferred experience in data and statistical analysis in Excel, SQL, SAS, R, and/or Python. Interns provide analysis and solutions through: assessment of risk and financial needs for insurance products; development of innovative methods and applications to enhance insurance product pricing; data mining and predictive modeling such as regression, forecasting, and machine learning; research on emerging industry trends and hot topics. Learn more and apply.
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