I'm new to entrepreneurship. Where should I start?
There are plenty of great places to start learning about entrepreneurship at Illinois!
For students and faculty
- CU COMMUNITY FAB LABCU Community FabLab is an open and collaborative workshop space for computer-driven innovation, design, and fabrication is open to students, faculty, and community members.
- ENTREPRENEURIAL EVENTS - Check out the entrepreneurship events calendar to find an event that’s right for you!
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP LECTURES AND WORKSHOPS - Hear from successful entrepreneurs with connections to the Research Park at their Entrepreneurial Workshops, or attend Gies College of Business events.
Just for students
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP ADVISING - The Technology Entrepreneur Center offers Office Hours with Experts. Meet with an entrepreneurship expert and ask questions!
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP COURSES, CERTIFICATES, CONCENTRATIONS, AND DEGREES - There are options for every major on campus!
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP STUDENT ORGANIZATIONS - Join a club or attend their signature events! Founders: Illinois Entrepreneurs, EntreCORPS, or Entrepreneurs Without Borders.
- ENTREPRENEURSHIP TREKS - Apply to participate in the Silicon Valley Entrepreneurship Workshop, or ThinkChicago.
- INNOVATION LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITY (Innovation LLC) - Incoming freshmen may apply to live in this on-campus housing community
- MAKER SPACES AT ILLINOIS - Just can’t wait to make? Look into the Illinois MakerLab, ECE Open Lab, and CU Community FabLab.
- SOCIALFUSE - SocialFuse is Technology Entrepreneurship Center’s recurring pitching and networking event for students of all majors. Come pitch your ideas, find teammates to scale your startup, or just sit back and check things out.