EntreCORPS - a growth and innovation strategy consulting firm. Student consultants create high-impact and entrepreneurial solutions for clients that range from early-stage ventures to innovation-driving groups within companies.
iVenture Accelerator - enables student-led startups to create economic and social value by supporting student entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding, and access to University of Illinois resources and alumni.
Illinois Deep Tech Accelerator - this accelerator doubles as a course - TE 498. Open to all students, the accelerator will mentor teams in the process of deep tech commercialization. Projects will typically originate from university or government-funded research but can come from viable deep tech anywhere within the academic ecosystem.
HackIllinois - Illinois' premier open source collegiate hackathon
Cozad New Venture Challenge - A campus-wide competition that provides mentoring through the phases of venture creation. Requires workshops on idea validation, pitching skills, and customer development. Compete for over $250K of funding.
Innovation LLC - Incoming freshmen can apply to live in this University Housing community that introduces students to the campus innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Residents will have access to The Garage - an innovation workspace
Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) - the entrepreneurship hub on campus - look here for the most updated courses, competitions, and event offerings. Also hosts entrepreneurship advising hours
Grainger IDEA Lab an innovation and design space on campus that includes innovator design rooms, presentation space, and a 3D printing lab
The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop - each year, the Technology Entrepreneur Center and The Grainger College of Engineering send a select group of students to Silicon Valley during winter break for a week-long technology entrepreneurship workshop that includes visits to startups and leading technology companies. Apply by the end of September.
SocialFuse - a pitching and networking event where up to 20 teams are invited to pitch their ideas to UofI and UChicago students. A great place to go to look for new team members.
Illinois I-Corps - receive mentoring and up to $2k of seed funding to cover travel and prototyping costs. The program lasts 6 weeks and takes 4 cohorts a year (2 per semester)
Intellectual Property Clinic - to help with getting a patent - includes a Patent Track and a Trademark Track
TE 230 - Design Thinking/Need-Finding
TE 250 - From Idea to Enterprise
TE 333 - Creativity, Innovation, Vision
TE 398 F - From Bootstraps to Venture Capital: Funding Your Startup
TE 398 IED - Innovation & Engineering Design
TE 450 - Startup Law: Incorporation, Funding, Contracts, & Intellectual Property
TE 461 - Technology Entrepreneurship
TE 466 - High-Tech Venture Marketing
CS 498rk - Art and Science of Web Programming
Contrary - University-focused venture fund investing up to $500K in emerging startups launching from the university scene around the US
Illinois Ventures - invests in seed-stage opportunities developed at the University of Illinois System
Illinois Innovation Prize - The Illinois Innovation Prize (IIP) for $20,000 is awarded annually to a creative and passionate student working towards innovative solutions that could have a positive societal impact
Dr. Paul Magelli Innovation Prize - a $10,000 investment in a company launched by participants in the Cozad New Venture Challenge each year.
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