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Come join us at our annual Summer Picnic and Intern Award Ceremony where we will be celebrating the end of a great summer with food, a DJ, firethrower, and awards for some of Research Park's most outstanding interns. 

During the event, we will honor 6 outstanding students with awards in the following categories: Best Entrepreneurial Leadership in a Startup, Most Advanced Marketing/Business Development, Best Technological Innovation, Most Competent and Collaborative Team, Most Valuable Undergraduate, and Most Valuable Graduate student employeets with awards at this event. The selected students will be receive trophies commemorating their achievement and a small gift from the Research Park. Selected students and their mentor/nominating manager will be able to share a few remarks about their experience.




Join us for our Fire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour summer event series. Drinks will be provided by Bud Lab, Superhero Themed Frozen Yogurt from TCBY, and activities will be available for the whole family. Check back regularly for event updates.

The theme for this Fire at Five is Comic Con! Come dressed as your favorite character and compare your costume with your friends' costumes. 


Promotions can be found here.


The iVenture Demo Day showcases top student startups from the University of Illinois. Our current cohort of innovators and entrepreneurs are creating exciting products and services in fields as diverse as artificial intelligence, augmented reality, battery technology, consumer services, crowdfuding, data mining, employee engagement, financial services, music education, nuclear waste management, security, and solar technology.

Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and interact with these passionate, driven young visionaries.

Presentations will be followed by a reception with snacks and refreshements.

4:30pm – 5:15 | Networking
5:15 – 6:45 | Startup Presentations
6:45 – 8 pm | Networking + Reception

*RSVP here*: https://illinois.edu/fb/sec/2768635


C-U Hack Night will be at EnterpriseWorks in June and July. The new community group CU HackNight will meet in the EnterpriseWorks atrium every Tuesday evening from 6-pm, and there will be no meeting on July 4. CU Hack Night is a weekly ongoing meetup of diverse people from our local community. Our focus is problem-solving, using our collective skills. Most of their work is computer based, but it doesn't have to be limited to technology. Dinner is part of the meeting. It's worth emphasizing that CU Hack Night is not a competive contest (or "hackathon"). All our welcome. More information at the group here: http://cuhacknight.org/

Promotions can be found here. 

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