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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.”

 

CEDRIC VARGAS

Computer Science + Innovation, Leadership, & Engineering Entrepreneurship '21

TEC Startup Buzz

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Pittsburgh, PA, USA

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New Delhi, India

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Chicago, IL, USA

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Champaign, IL, USA

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San Mateo, CA, USA

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San Francisco, CA, USA

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3300+

Students have participated in TEC's Cozad New Venture Challenge

$2.5M+

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

2017

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

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Ideas pitched at SocialFuse since 2012