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An interdisciplinary team of Illinois Tech students was one of 10 winning teams in the Nanotechnology Startup Challenge in Cancer. The team win was recently featured in PublicM.B.A. students Rahul Ainapur and Egzon Berisha and fellow team members from Armour College of Engineering will be mentored in launching their startup in the final phase of the competition. 

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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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Stuart School’s new Master of Technological Entrepreneurship graduate program was recently highlighted in a Medill Reports Chicago article about the growing interest in entrepreneurship among business college students in Chicago. Nik RokopIndustry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, spoke to the number of start-ups launched by Illinois Tech students....

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Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship Nik Rokop coached a group of postdocs at Argonne National Labs on the best ways to prepare and deliver elevator pitches. His tips and handouts were recently featured in an article by Belinda Lee Huang, Ph.D., Executive Director of the National Postdoctoral Association (NPA), which was published in Elsevier’s career development...

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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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Nik Rokop, Industry Assistant Professor of Entrepreneurship, will be welcoming a group of Pan African students and their mentors to campus on May 18.

The cohort of 16 students from Botswana, Ghana, Rwanda, and Tanzania will spend the day at the IdeaShop learning entrepreneurial concepts, making pitches, and creating posters that they will exhibit to their...

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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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