There's a vibrant entrepreneurship ecosystem that already exists at the University of Illinois, and we're excited for you to be part of it. So, jump in and get involved!
If you're new to the ecosystem, start by taking a look at the big picture--the Ecosystem at a Glance. This will help you to get an idea of the organizations, resources, and programs that are ready to support you.
We recommend that you also take a closer look at the following resources, or explore the Illinois Entrepreneurship site to learn more about how to get involved.
- Innovation Living-Learning Community - Incoming freshmen can apply to live in this University Housing community that introduces students to the campus innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. In collaboration with the Technology Entrepreneur Center.
- Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership (AEL) - In the Gies College of Business, AEL runs programs such as iVenture Accelerator, and supports student organizations like EntreCORPS. Learn more
- Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) - TEC runs programs for students such as the Cozad New Venture Challenge, SocialFuse, and the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop. Learn more
- Clubs - Join a Registered Student Organization (RSO) such as EntreCORPS, Entrepreneurs Without Borders, Founders: Illinois Entrepreneurs, Illinois Enactus, or Zero2One.