Entrepreneurial Speaker Series

As part of the extraordinary, inclusive tradition of Illini entrepreneurship, the iVenture Accelerator emphasizes student learning through connecting with others. Stay inspired during these challenging times — join ambitious young changemakers as we learn from the experiences of some of Illinois’ highly successful startups. This series is open to all University of Illinois students and alumni.

The Delights, Disasters, and Challenges of an Entrepreneur.

From a senior design project to a successful medical device startup, Ashley shares five years of lessons learned.

Ashley Moy (2016, iV2)
CEO, Cast 21
Recording available

Pivoting and Persevering

Learn more about how Rohan navigated the iVenture program and went on to raise millions of dollars to put his idea into the world.

Rohan Gupta (2018, iV3)
CEO, Quillbot
Recording available

Working through Deep Complexity to Make a Difference

Ananya discusses how she manages a remote team that spans two continents all to help vulnerable girls obtain an education.

Ananya Tiwari (2023, iV5)
Founder, SwaTaleem
Recording available

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. iVenture is part of the Origin Ventures Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership, a collaborative environment that supports innovators to pursue and refine ideas ideas and work with others across campus to revolutionize the world of business.