It’s great being around other entrepreneurs.
I’ll be at the iVenture Accelerator at 10 pm on a Tuesday night or early Sunday morning, and I’ll look to my left and right, and everybody’s here. […] I received office space, a little bit of money, and access to amazing people which helped take HexNest from a research project to a scalable company entering a surprisingly big industry.
Mark Van Den Avont
The program has been a huge resource for us.It has been great to collaborate with both peers and professionals to help our venture reach its full potential.
The iVenture Accelerator helped us focus on what matters to get our venture off the ground.It has allowed us to purchase the materials, electronics, and tools necessary to build our prototypes. iVenture gave me and the officers a solid business knowledge foundation over the course of one summer.
It is amazing, and humbling, to see the creativity
and drive these young entrepreneurs have and I am excited to see how quickly the program is growing
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.
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 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.
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The iVenture Accelerator brings together the people, resources, and networks of Illinois’ cross-campus entrepreneurship units – these units make up the iVenture core committee, whose members work in collaboration to provide the iVenture fellows the best support possible.
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