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Entrepreneurship Education

Learn from bright entrepreneurial minds and expand your knowledge.

Explore your options.

Resources for
Your Idea

Find space, receive training, connect with mentors, and meet investment firms.

Take your next step.

Professional Dev
& Networking

Attend workshops, lectures, and networking events focused on entrepreneurship.

Get involved.

Social Entrepreneurship

Give back by participating in outreach projects that positively affect communities.

Make a difference.

Funding Opportunities

Earn funding for your idea or product by exploring a diverse set of opportunities.

Find an opportunity.

Entrepreneurship Calendar


Friday, July 21, 2017

    • 4:00 - 4:45 pm
    • 2100 S. Oak Street Patio/Atrium

    Join us for a FREE yoga class for all levels.

    • 6:30 pm
    • South of the Atkins Building at the corner of First Street and St. Mary’s Road in Champaign.

    Krannert Center for the Performing Arts once again joins forces with Fox/Atkins Development, LLC and the University of Illinois to present a FREE, live performance in the popular OUTSIDE at the Research Park series. OUTSIDE at the Research Park plays upon a simple concept: great music, fresh food, and a green state of mind in an open, relaxed environment.

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Thursday, July 27, 2017

    • 4:30 - 6:00 pm
    • Atkins Building Patio, 1800 S. Oak Street, Research Park

    Join us for the 11th annual Summer Picnic as we wrap up our summer together to celebrate the successful work of our Research Park interns. All Research Park employees and interns are encouraged to attend.

Friday, July 28, 2017

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

    • 4:30 - 8:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks

    Join us on campus to hear about the progress and impact iVenture teams have made after 10 weeks of full-time work.

    • 6:00 pm   8:00pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    CU Hack Night is a weekly, ongoing meetup of diverse people from our local community. Our focus is problem solving, using our collective skills.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Friday, August 4, 2017

    • 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Conference Room 130

    All donors for this blood drive will receive a $10 gift card voucher that can be redeemed for use at everything from Amazon to ITunes, to Buffalo Wild Wings and Olive Garden and more.

    • 12:00 - 1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    We’re continuing our local user group to foster collaboration and learning in the area of data science.

Thursday, August 17, 2017

Monday, August 21, 2017

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Friday, August 25, 2017

Sunday, August 27, 2017

Friday, September 1, 2017

    • 12:00 pm   1:00 pm
    • EnterpriseWorks Atrium

    We’re continuing our local user group to foster collaboration and learning in the area of data science. The agenda will be posted closer to the date of the meetup. Lunch will be provided, so please RSVP here.

Tuesday, September 19, 2017

Wednesday, September 20, 2017

Thursday, September 21, 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Friday, September 29, 2017

Tuesday, October 3, 2017

    • 5:00 pm   7:00 pm
    • Siebel Center

    Calling all CS and ECE students! Come learn about opportunities for jobs and internships at the Research Park from companies looking for talented students like you.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Friday, October 27, 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Friday, November 3, 2017

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

Friday, November 17, 2017

Friday, December 1, 2017

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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