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“If you’re thinking of doing anything entrepreneurial, you need to participate in TEC programs and academics. TEC gives you the tools and resources you need to succeed in both startups and large companies. The skills I’ve learned have been invaluable at my internships at John Deere and Anheuser Busch, and with my own personal startup.”



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Students have participated in TEC's Cozad New Venture Challenge


Has been awarded in cash and in-kind prizes for the Cozad New Venture Challenge since 2000


TEC launched the new Innovation, Leadership, & Engineering Entrepreneurship (ILEE) dual degree in Grainger Engineering


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