TEC invites a select group of students to Chicago to visit startups, entrepreneurial alumni and leading technology companies

Chicago Entrepreneurship Workshop


The Chicago Entrepreneurship Workshop exposes University of Illinois students to the entrepreneurial ecosystem in the booming city of Chicago! Students will have the opportunity to visit startups, innovative alumni, and leading technology companies.

The Technology Entrepreneur Center and the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership sends a select group of students to Chicago for a three-day technology entrepreneurship workshop.

The workshop exposes students to the many facets of technology entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership that continues to build an entrepreneurial community at Illinois.

The trip to Chicago features 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.

University of Illinois undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in classes (no May graduates) are eligible to apply to attend this workshop. There is no scheduled date for the next workshop at this time.



Technology Entrepreneur Center

The Grainger College of Engineering

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

We're here to help! Contact Tara Flesner, TEC Office Manager, at the phone number or email above, and you'll get a quick response during normal business hours.

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