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Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Nik Rokop was interviewed for an article in the Chicago Tribune about Recess Pitch, a national touring music and pitch festival that provides collegiate startups with an opportunity to connect with investors. Qualifying rounds were held at three universities, including Illinois Tech....

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Alumnus Ron Rashkow (Economics ‘64), CEO of Rashkow Professional Management Services, hosted “Ask an Entrepreneur” for the Knapp Entrepreneurship Center on September 9. The lunchtime discussion provided an opportunity for students to get answers about serving customer needs, solving customer problems, profit margins, overcoming setbacks, and inspiring employees.

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Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Nik Rokop hosted and mentored two young entrepreneurs from Lithuania as part of a startup accelerator from July 20-August 14. The program, which was made possible through a partnership between the University Technology Park at IIT and Technopolis in Lithuania, provided full funding for the entrepreneurs to travel to Chicago, develop their startups, and connect with Chicago's rich...

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Nik Rokop, Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, was one of seven professors featured in the ChicagoInno article “Meet 7 Entrepreneur-Professors from 7 Major Chicago Universities.” The article highlights entrepreneurs who teach at Chicago universities and...

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IIT Stuart students spent a Saturday finding solutions to global challenges during the StartupIIT Impact Edition event on May 2. Following a warm-up session with Sunny Shah, President of IIT CEO, student teams gathered to address various issues, including unreliable power in India, the lack of women in the IT industry, and challenges on college campuses such as difficult...

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IIT students Hanna Korel, Doug Wills, and Omar Khalil received the Dean’s Choice Award for the College of Science at IPRO Day on April 24. The team, led by Nik Rokop, Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, was among more than 120 teams exhibiting their semester-long work at the event. The team...

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IPRO Day on April 24 provided an opportunity for students inIPRO 479 Student New Venture Development and Entrepreneurship Cluster—taught by Nik Rokop, Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship—to showcase their work to the IIT community.

IIT Stuart undergraduate students Katy Banks and Pranav Manpuria showcased BonaParty, a  free...

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Nik Rokop, Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, shared guidance for aspiring entrepreneurs in a WalletHub article. Current self-employment figures show that a growing number of Americans plan to become more economically self-reliant by working for themselves. 

Rokop discussed how...

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At the culmination of the Chicago Innovation Awards (CIA) Scholarship Competition held last week, students, faculty, and industry professionals celebrated innovation at IIT Stuart with an awards ceremony and panel discussion.

Moderated by CIA founder Tom Kuczmarski, the panel featured speakers from Google, Options Away,...

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Developed at IIT in 1995, Interprofessional Projects Program (IPRO) brings together students from the junior through graduate levels and from various academic disciplines to work as a team in tackling a real-world problem. Through the program, Nik Rokop, Industry Assistant...

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