Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop

About the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop

RSVP for January 2022


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 return 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 and develop career boosting skills that will help make them stand out among the crowd.

We invite you to watch some of our past videos to get an idea of who our speakers may be. Past speakers include Max Levchin, Jeremy Stoppelman, Tom Siebel, and Sundari Mitra with visits to companies like Tesla, Yelp, a16z, Twitter, LinkedIn, Bloom Energy, and many more.  

For more information contact Stephanie Larson at

Students must be full-time University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign students for the full academic year, Fall 2021-Spring 2022. TEC reserves the right to accept applications after the deadline should all available spaces not fill by that time.


2013 Workshop