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Entrepreneurship Calendar

Entrepreneurship Calendar

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  1. Week of January 25, 2015

    1. Sunday, January 25, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
    2. Monday, January 26, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
    3. Tuesday, January 27, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
    4. Wednesday, January 28, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 220
      3. 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmSocialFuse

        Krannert Center for the Performing Arts

    5. Thursday, January 29, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
      2. 8:30 am - 4:30 pmMobile Development Day
        iHotel and Conference Center, Champaign
    6. Friday, January 30, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
      2.  Lemelson-MIT 2015 Student Prize Competition Application Deadline
      3. 8:30 amTRM Energy Advisors, LLC
        WebEx - ARPA-E Funding Opportunity Announcement
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
      4. 11:55 pmCozad New Venture Competition: DEADLINE TO SUBMIT INTENT TO COMPETE
    7. Saturday, January 31, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
  2. Week of February 1, 2015

    1. Sunday, February 1, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
    2. Monday, February 2, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
    3. Tuesday, February 3, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
      2.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Customer Development Workshop
        TBD
      3. 10:00 amECS Spring 2015 Career Fair
        Activities and Recreation Center (ARC), 201 E Peabody, Urbana, IL 61801
    4. Wednesday, February 4, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
      2. 12:00 pmPublic Speaking Workshop Part I
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820.
    5. Thursday, February 5, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
      2.  Joe Barich
        Cozad New Venture Competition: IP Clinic Kick-Off
    6. Friday, February 6, 2015

      1.  Illinois Innovation Prize: Nomination Period
  3. Week of February 8, 2015

    1. Wednesday, February 11, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmKarin O'Connor
        EIR Workshop
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    2. Friday, February 13, 2015

      1. 11:55 pmCozad New Venture Competition: Executive Summary & Customer Development deliverable due
  4. Week of February 15, 2015

    1. Wednesday, February 18, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPitch Party
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    2. Thursday, February 19, 2015

      1. 12:00 pmLunar New Year Celebration
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
  5. Week of February 22, 2015

    1. Sunday, February 22, 2015

      1. 11:55 pmIllinois Innovation Prize: Applications Due
    2. Tuesday, February 24, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Elevator Pitch Round One & (Deadline to submit signed waivers)
    3. Wednesday, February 25, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 220
    4. Thursday, February 26, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Elevator Pitch Round Two
  6. Week of March 1, 2015

    1. Monday, March 2, 2015

      1.  Student Startup Madness
      2. 11:30 am - 1:00 pmPublic Speaking Workshop Part I!
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    2. Tuesday, March 3, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Financials, Putting the Plan Together
      2. 5:30 pmInnovation Celebration
        Krannert Center for the Performing Arts Lobby
      3. 5:30 pm - 8:30 pmInnovation Celebration 2015 - 10 year Anniversary Awards and Showcase
        Krannert Center Lobby
      4. 5:35 pm - 8:30 pmInnovation Celebration 2015
        Krannert Center, lobby
    3. Wednesday, March 4, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Financials, Putting the Plan Together
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmUniversity of Illinois Career Services
        Career Services Workshop: Finding the Right Candidate
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    4. Saturday, March 7, 2015

      1. 8:00 amInventors and Entrepreneurs Symposium on the Prairie
  7. Week of March 8, 2015

    1. Monday, March 9, 2015

      1.  SocialFuse
    2. Tuesday, March 10, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEIR Workshop
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    3. Friday, March 13, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmPre-Pi Day Celebration and Networking
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
  8. Week of March 15, 2015

    1. Monday, March 16, 2015

      1.  Student Startup Madness
        South By Southwest
    2. Wednesday, March 18, 2015

      1. 9:30 amAll Campus Career Fair
    3. Thursday, March 19, 2015

      1. 11:55 pmCozad New Venture Competition: DEADLINE to submit final materials
  9. Week of March 22, 2015

    1. Wednesday, March 25, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130
  10. Week of March 29, 2015

    1. Tuesday, March 31, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmJennifer Avery and Lily Huang from the International Student and Scholars Services at the University of Illinois
        Hiring International Students
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
  11. Week of April 1, 2015

    1. Saturday, April 4, 2015

      1.  Campus 1871
  12. Week of April 5, 2015

    1. Sunday, April 5, 2015

      1.  Campus 1871
    2. Monday, April 6, 2015

      1.  Campus 1871
    3. Wednesday, April 8, 2015

      1.  Research Park Career Fair
        Atkins Building, 1800 South Oak Street, Champaign, IL 61820
    4. Friday, April 10, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Chicago Mentoring Event
  13. Week of April 12, 2015

    1. Tuesday, April 14, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEIR Workshop
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    2. Thursday, April 16, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: DEADLINE to withdraw from competition
      2.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Pitch Presentations
  14. Week of April 19, 2015

    1. Wednesday, April 22, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmPitch Party
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    2. Thursday, April 23, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Networking Event
    3. Friday, April 24, 2015

      1.  Cozad New Venture Competition: Showcase and Finals
        NCSA Building
  15. Week of April 26, 2015

    1. Monday, April 27, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    2. Tuesday, April 28, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
    3. Wednesday, April 29, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130
    4. Thursday, April 30, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
  16. Week of May 1, 2015

    1. Friday, May 1, 2015

      1. All DayIndustrial Design Exhibition
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
  17. Week of May 3, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 5, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCinco De Mayo Celebration & Networking
        EnterpriseWorks Atrium, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
  18. Week of May 10, 2015

    1. Tuesday, May 12, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEIR Workshop
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
  19. Week of May 24, 2015

    1. Wednesday, May 27, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmCU Agile Special Interest Group
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130
    2. Friday, May 29, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  20. Week of June 1, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 2, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    2. Thursday, June 4, 2015

      1.  ELLC Roundtable
        Gainesville Florida, University of Florida
    3. Friday, June 5, 2015

      1.  ELLC Roundtable
        Gainesville Florida, University of Florida
  21. Week of June 7, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 9, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmEIR Workshop
        EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130, 60 Hazelwood Drive Champaign, IL 61820
      2. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  22. Week of June 14, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 16, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  23. Week of June 21, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 23, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    2. Friday, June 26, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  24. Week of June 28, 2015

    1. Tuesday, June 30, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  25. Week of July 5, 2015

    1. Tuesday, July 7, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  26. Week of July 12, 2015

    1. Tuesday, July 14, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
  27. Week of July 19, 2015

    1. Tuesday, July 21, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    2. Wednesday, July 22, 2015

      1.  Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.)
        West Lafayette, Indiana- Purdue University
    3. Thursday, July 23, 2015

      1.  Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.)
        West Lafayette, Indiana- Purdue University
    4. Friday, July 24, 2015

      1.  Midwest Engineering Entrepreneurship Network (M.E.E.N.)
        West Lafayette, Indiana- Purdue University
  28. Week of July 26, 2015

    1. Tuesday, July 28, 2015

      1. 12:00 pm - 1:00 pmIntern Summer Workshop Series
    2. Friday, July 31, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  29. Week of August 2, 2015

    1. Thursday, August 6, 2015

      1. 4:30 pm - 6:30 pmIntern Awards Picnic
  30. Week of August 23, 2015

    1. Friday, August 28, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  31. Week of September 20, 2015

    1. Friday, September 25, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour
  32. Week of October 25, 2015

    1. Friday, October 30, 2015

      1. 5:00 pm - 7:00 pmFire at Five Bonfire and Happy Hour

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