iVenture is the educational accelerator for top student startups at the University of Illinois

The iVenture Accelerator enables student-led startups to create economic and social value by supporting student entrepreneurs with knowledge, funding, and access to world-class University of Illinois resources and alumni.

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A program for students, startups, and success.

Launched in Summer 2015, the iVenture Accelerator supports a class of the universities top student startup teams to spend the summer on campus with the time and support they need to find product-market fit, build prototypes, pilot programs, build key partnerships, and scale. Whether you are creating a technological innovation, social venture, or cultural campaign, this accelerator equips you with the time, space, resources, and mentorship necessary to turn your idea into a scalable venture.

Supporting Students

Focused on providing resources to students for personal and professional growth

Building Ventures

iVenture teams have raised millions (publicly) to support their growth, and gone on to Y-Combinator, HAX, TechStars, and more.

Creating Careers

iVenture teams employ over 80 people — mostly professionals, and mostly in Illinois.​

Supporting Stars

iVenture alums have been awarded many honors: Forbes 30-Under-30, Thiel Fellowships — and even introduced President Obama.