2017 UIC Startup Challenge

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The UIC Startup Challenge is UIC’s Startup Competition, where students explore possibilities to create impact in the community by creating innovative business ideas.  The Challenge provides workshops and mentoring to empower entrepreneurs to conceptualize and communicate their ideas in the real world.


Congratulations, Fourneau!

The Fourneau Bread Oven won the 2017 UIC Startup Challenge. For more information on all of our winners, click here.


2017 Schedule

UIC Startup Applications Due – Friday, March 10, 2017

UIC Startup Challenge Live Pitch Competition! – Monday, April 10, 2017

Information Sessions & Workshops

Information Session
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
11:45am-1:00pm
SCE room 302

Information Session
Tuesday, September 13, 2016
4:45pm-6:00pm
SCE room 302

UIC Startup Sprint
Saturday, September 17, 2016
8:30am-noon
SCE room 713

Team Mixer & Workshop #1
Wednesday, October 5, 2016
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office (815 W. Van Buren, Suite 400)

Idea Generation Workshop
Wednesday, October 19, 2016
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

Marketing Workshop
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

Idea Generation Workshop
Wednesday, January 25, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

Team Mixer & Workshop
Wednesday, February 1, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

Marketing Workshop
Wednesday, February 8, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

Finance Workshop
Wednesday, February 15, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

Executive Summary Workshop
Wednesday, February 22, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

Power Session Friday
Friday, February 24, 2017
4:00pm-9:00pm
IES Office

Executive Summary Advising
Monday, February 27, 2017
4:30pm-6:00pm
IES Office

 

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