TEC invites a select group of students to Silicon Valley during winter break to visit startups, entrepreneurial alumni and leading technology companies

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop









The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop for January 2021 will obviously have a different format than usual. We're working to plan and determine the best experience for you under the circumstances. Check back here, or on social media, for updates. We plan to open the application window early in the Fall 2020 semester.









The Technology Entrepreneur Center and The Grainger College of Engineering annually sends a select group of students to Silicon Valley during winter break for a week long technology entrepreneurship workshop that includes visits to startups and leading technology companies.

The Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop exposes students to technology entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership, and continues to build an entrepreneurial community at Illinois. Students come back to campus inspired and ready to bring back the skills and knowledge they learned to the Illinois community.

The trip features corporate leaders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurs in various stages of a startup lifecycle. Students also have opportunities to network with prominent entrepreneurial Illinois alumni.

Students must be full-time, on-campus students for the full academic year, August 2020-May 2021(NOTE: On-campus refers to a student's designation. We understand that students may not literally be on-campus this year). TEC reserves the right to accept applications after the deadline should all available spaces not fill by that time. In a typical year, cost for students to attend is $650 per student. This includes your accommodations, airfare and most meals. Limited scholarships are available for qualified students. Because 2020-21 is not a typical academic year, there may be changes to the required fee. Please check back for updates.

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