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Grainger Library undergoes $680,000 renovation

By Lilly Mashayek

November 19, 2015

By Lilly Mashayek Staff writer Grainger Library is undergoing renovations that will create new collaborative spaces for students and faculty to work together on new ideas and innovations.The remodeling of the library’s lower west and center wings is currently underway with a budget of $680,000, and ...

Aspiring student entrepreneurs pitch startups

By Stephen Nye

November 12, 2015

Touch-feedback, affordable prosthetic hands. A positive reinforcement app designed to stop texting and driving. A product designed to help find visually similar fashion products online.Aspiring student entrepreneurs gathered Wednesday to pitch their startups to fellow students, faculty and...

Y-Combinator offers students chance to share ideas

By Joe Longo

October 3, 2015

Champaign-Urbana resembled Silicon Valley Thursday when Y Combinator, an American seed accelerator, held a panel about entrepreneurship.The panel — held at the Thomas M. Siebel Center for Computer Science — consisted of Kat Manalac, Y Combinator director of outreach, Kevin Hale, Y Combina...

University launches Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator

University launches Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator

By Christopher Reinhart

June 28, 2015

This year, the University launched the Entrepreneurship at Illinois iVenture Accelerator, an opportunity for 36 students in 13 groups to work on their own startup companies.The year-long program is an educational accelerator for the University’s top student startups. Students in the...

Engineering students create dolls to inspire young girls

Engineering students create dolls to inspire young girls

March 18, 2014

It all started with a pack of gummy worms, a pressing competition deadline and two University students’ intent on changing the world. Just over a year later, Janna Eaves, junior in Engineering, and Supriya Hobbs, senior in Engineering, are competing for a second time in the Cozad New Venture Competition thro...