A team building event with pitching and networking that brings people together from a variety of backgrounds and fuses them through skills, ideas and entrepreneurship.










Meet your next co-founders at SocialFuse!

2017 Dates

September 19, ECE 3002, 5-7 PM

October 26, SDRP 2025A Scott Multipurpose Room (Student Dining & Residential Programs Bldg.), 6-8 PM

November 29, BIF Atrium, 5-7 PM

January 30, Krannert, 5-7 PM

Registration/RSVP is open and ALL are welcome to attend. RSVP for general attendance is appreciated for planning purposes. 

Contact Ashley Hipsher ( for more information!

Registration is mandatory in order to pitch. If you are selected to pitch, you will be notified via email with more details. You must arrive 15 minutes prior to the event start time to check in. If you are not checked in by the start of the event, your pitching slot will be given away. Up to 20 teams are selected to pitch; you will receive an email if you are selected, however, late entries may be added pending availability.

About SocialFuse

Do you have the next big idea but need people with the skills to execute? Do you have skills in business, programming, designing and more but do not have the ideas to start something? Or are you just interested in entrepreneurship and want to meet a group of cross-disciplinary people? Join TEC for our exciting event: SocialFuse.

SocialFuse is a recurring pitching and networking event that brings students, faculty and community together from a variety of majors and backgrounds and fuses them through skills, ideas and entrepreneurial ambition.  Attendees can pitch their startup ideas, find teammates, improve presentation skills and get feedback. The event begins with a round of short pitching and idea sharing followed by informal networking.

This event is a great way for entrepreneurs to build well-rounded, multi-disciplinary teams to move ideas forward and create successful companies. 

**Food is provided. 




Students looking to join a team or startups looking to add team members with a particular skill or background can utilize this team-building spreadsheet.

Looking to Join a Team: For students looking to join a team, please fill out the “INDIVIDUALS LOOKING FOR A TEAM” tab of the spreadsheet.

Startup Seeking Teammates: For startups looking to add team members, please fill out the “STARTUP SEEKING TEAMMATES” tab of the spreadsheet.


About TEC About TEC

Technology Entrepreneur Center

Engineering at Illinois

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

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