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Jennifer Bechtel & Stephanie Larson. TEC provides students and faculty with the skills, resources and experiences necessary to become successful innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who tackle grand challenges and change the world . Needed to reach students earlier in their academic careers

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TEC provides students and faculty with the skills, resources and experiences necessary to become successful innovators, entrepreneurs and leaders who tackle grand challenges and change the world.

  • Needed to reach students earlier in their academic careers
  • Worked collaboratively with University Housing to develop proposal
  • Opened Innovation LLC in Fall 2010
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Located in the Illinois Street Residence Halls (ISR), Innovation Living-Learning Community (LLC) provides residents with resources that can help to make their creative and entrepreneurial dreams realities.

partners include
Partners Include:
  • Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC)
  • University Housing
  • Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Office of the Provost
  • IllinoisVENTURES
resources available
Resources Available:
  • Orientationallows students to network and connect with campus and community resources before classes even start.
  • On site classes, workshops, lectures & competitions on innovation, creativity, and entrepreneurship
  • The Innovation Garage, a workshop space for residents to use as they work on their projects
  • On site staff & peer leaders that help students connect with the ample creative and entrepreneurial resources available on campus and in the Champaign-Urbana community.
orientation1
Community building

Brainstorming

Idea pitching

Team development

Campus exploration

Introduction to growing startup companies

All before anyone else even moves in!

Orientation
eng te 298 introduction to innovation
Brainstorming
  • Team development
  • Pitching and public speaking
  • Creative exploration
  • Introduction to campus and community resources
ENG/TE 298: Introduction to Innovation
other popular on site classes
Other Popular On Site Classes
  • RST 330:

Leisure and Consumer Culture

  • BADM 199:

Introduction to Entrepreneurship

  • ENG/TE 360:

Lectures in Engineering Entrepreneurship

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Intensive Workshops including:

Design

Marketing

Business Etiquette

Business Development

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Our How I Failed… lecture series introduces students to successful entrepreneurs, innovators, and creative people who talk about how their initial pitfalls, challenges and failures lead them to success.
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Past guests include:

Drew Banks (Prezi.com)

Roger Dickey (Mafia Wars, Fishville)

AmitKulkarni(Do.com)

Lori Patterson (Pixo.com)

Nina Paley (filmmaker, Sita Sings the Blues)

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PitchFest

Founders Bowl

extreme entrepreneurial lock in
Extreme Entrepreneurial Lock-in

2 Small Teams.

1 Big Problem.

24 Hours.

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Key Collaborations

  • Entrepreneurial Living-Learning Community Roundtable
    • Inaugural roundtable held SU12
    • Next roundtable: July 2013 Chicago
  • EpiCenter
    • Stanford
  • OPEN Conference 2013
    • Panel Discussion
  • Handbook
    • Found our on website: www.tec.illinois.edu/innovation-llc
for more information
For More Information

Check out our website at:

www.tec.illinois.edu/innovation-llc

Or contact:

Jennifer Bechtel (Program Specialist)

(217)244-4850

bechtel@illinois.edu

Stephanie Larson(Program Coordinator)

(217)265-5456

larson42@illinois.edu

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“The people here have great ideas and they want to better the community and themselves.” – Jagie Daya
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“There are people here who understand me and understand what I’m trying to do with my life.”

-Janna Eaves

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“The people you meet here do not know the meaning of the word ‘no.’ You have all the support you ever need here.” – Billy Swanson