Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop











Are you interested in meeting some of the biggest players in innovation, entrepreneurship and venture capital in Silicon Valley over winter break?

Apply today for the 2018 Silicon Valley Workshop! Applications are due Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 PM.

The Technology Entrepreneur Center and the College of Engineering will send a select group of students to Silicon Valley during winter break for a 5-day technology entrepreneurship workshop that includes visits to startups and leading technology companies. This year's workshop will take place from Sunday, January 7th - Saturday, January 13th, 2018.

The Silicon Valley workshop exposes students to technology entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership and continues to build an entrepreneurial community at Illinois. Students come back to campus inspired and ready to bring back the skills and knowledge they learned to the Illinois community. 

The trip will feature corporate leaders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs in various stages of a startup lifecycle. Students will also have several opportunities to network with prominent entrepreneurial Illinois alumni.

We invite Illinois undergraduate and graduate students to submit applications to attend this workshop. TEC reserves the right to accept applications after the deadline should all available spaces not fill at that time.

Scholarships are available for qualified students. Inquire with Stephanie Larson at

Important dates:

  • Applications due: Sunday, October 8 at 11:59 PM

  • Students notified if selected for interview: Mid-October

  • Interviews: October 30-November 9

  • Notify students selected for trip: November 17

  • Commit to attend trip: November 27

  • Money due: December 1

  • Meet and Greet: December 14

The Silicon Valley Workshop is open to all full-time, on-campus students. Students must be full-time, on-campus for the full academic year (August 2017-May 2018).


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