TEC has joined forces with Research Park, Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership and Social Innovation at Illinois for this pitching competition!


Pitch your venture idea in 2 minutes or less! 

$2,000 Will Be Awarded in Scholarships!

  • Ideas that help people, the planet, or address big challenges are great—but an idea for an app is acceptable, too. 
  • In a video that's 2 minutes or less, address the problem you are solving along with your solution. You could win a cash prize!
  • Production quality of your video pitch doesn't matter—you can shoot it in your PJs from your phone!
  • Submissions will be judged by entrepreneurs, investors, and Illinois staff and faculty. Your ideas remain yours—you just get a boost toward making them real!

Awards will be announced on October 26 at SocialFuse, 6-8 PM, SDRP 

Prizes will be calculated based upon number of submissions received. Up to $2,000 in scholarships will be awarded. Funds will be deposited into student account and will go towards balance on your account, if there is no balance you may withdraw the funds. 

Teams must consist of at least one, currently enrolled, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign student. Limit 2 submissions per team.


Technology Entrepreneur Center

Engineering at Illinois

351 Coordinated Science Lab, MC-228
1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801

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