Student Entrepreneurship

The Technology Entrepreneur Center and the Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the University of Illinois encourage student entrepreneurs with competitions, mentoring, and support programs.

The Technology Entrepreneur Center (TEC) is an interdisciplinary program in the College of Engineering engaging a vast pool of faculty, students, and alumni to provide the education, experiences, and resources that students need to become innovative leaders and empower them to change the world around them.

The Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership at the offers entrepreneurship programs, services and resources to faculty, students and community members. The Academy’s mission is to encourage entrepreneurial awareness and initiatives across all disciplines at the University. Drawing on the strengths of all fields across the Illinois campus, AEL helps to initiate, build and connect an understanding, appreciation and inclusion of entrepreneurship.