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

Chicago Entrepreneurship Workshop

The Chicago Entrepreneurial Workshop will expose 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 Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership sends a select group of students to Chicago each spring 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 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.

We invite Illinois undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in classes (no May graduates) to submit applications to attend this workshop. The cost per student is TBD and includes travel, hotel and majority of meals. TEC reserves the right to accept applications after the deadline should all available spaces not fill at that time. 

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Applications are due by Sunday, March 4 at 11:59 PM for full consideration. TEC & AEL reserve the right to accept applications after the deadline should all available spaces not fill at that time.

Applicants will be contacted in March if they are chosen for an interview. Interviewees will be notified if they have been selected to attend the trip by 5:00 PM on Monday, April 2. Applicants that are accepted but do not wish to attend must let the TEC know of their intent by noon on Monday, April 9, so that alternate candidates may be selected. All accepted students must accept and pay the fee by Sunday, April 15.

Technology Entrepreneur Center

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1308 W. Main Street
Urbana, IL 61801

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