IllinoisVENTURES10 team at their office, which is located at the Research Park in Champaign
IVENTURES10 is a student micro-investment program launched in the summer of 2007 by IllinoisVENTURES. Conceived as a way to harness the entrepreneurial energy in the student community, and enable students with great ideas or technology to launch their business in Illinois, iVENTURES10 has grown into one of the nations premier programs. Student teams are given $25,000 and ten weeks to take their idea from concept to a finished releasable product. The program runs from May through August and in those weeks students are exposed to legal, business, and technical mentors. At the culmination of the program, the students are given the opportunity to pitch their companies to an invited group of investors and members of the media.