Director of Entrepreneurship

Lead a New Generation of Innovation

We’re one of America’s leading research universities, and we’re looking for a visionary leader to build on our storied history of innovation to elevate the impact of entrepreneurship at Illinois. If you know what it takes to develop programs, lead teams, and support new ventures with bold ideas, services, and activities, we want to hear from you.

Closing Date: May 31, 2022

 

Grow Our Nationally Recognized Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

The university has a dynamic and rapidly evolving entrepreneurial ecosystem. You'll be working with partners and stakeholders across campus, industry, and government that work together to provide support and resources to the entrepreneurial community. 

Learn More About Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

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A Track Record of Startup Success

UIUC has a long track record of generating new talent and ideas. Learn more about the many start-ups tied to our staff, students, faculty, and alumni here:

List of University of Illinois Start-ups

A Few Highlights Include:

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Youtube

Co-Founders
Jawed Karem (alumni)
Steve Chen (alumni)

 

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PayPal

Co-Founder
Max Levchin (alumni)
Luke Nosek (alumni)

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Siebel

Founder
Thomas Siebel (alumni)

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A Vibrant Community

One of the top 100 places to live in the U.S. Champaign-Urbana is a friendly, innovative Midwestern community with a strong economy and lots of vibrant energy from students and faculty at UIUC, the state’s flagship institution. Affordability, extensive arts and cultural offerings, an active foodie culture, ongoing sustainability initiatives, diversity programs, sports and recreation, easy travel and commuting, and more all contribute to wonderful community 

See the C-U's Livability Ranking

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Take the Next Step

Ready to connect with our team? We can answer your questions, as you explore the possibilities of this new role.