Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop

Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop

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Experience technology innovation first-hand. At the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop, you'll interact with corporate leaders, venture capitalists, and entrepreneurial alumni in various stages of a startup life cycle that share lessons learned about entrepreneurship, innovation, and leadership. This educational trek takes place during Winter Break and approximately 25 students are selected to participate. TEC reserves the right to accept applications after the deadline should all available spaces not fill by that time.

This trip is only available to residential, degree-seeking University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students. TEC is looking for highly motivated and energetic students interested in learning from our esteemed alums and building a sense of community with other participants.

This trip will cost students about $200 (subject to change); financial support is available to those who may need it. The workshop is primarily funded by The Grainger College of Engineering and generous donors. Lodging, most meals, and airfare are arranged by TEC. We strongly encourage all interested students to apply for the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop regardless of whether cost is an issue. 

Talks & visits have included:

Tom Siebel | C3 AI
Esther Rasche | Carta
Max Levchin | Affirm
Sundari Mitra | Intel Corporation
Shawn Carolan | Menlo Ventures
Marcin Kleczynski | Malwarebytes
KR Sridhar | Bloom Energy
Ravi Thakkar | Impossible Foods
Google, Tesla, and many more