Much Shelist recently hosted 12 student-led startup companies for a professional development and mentorship program in partnership with the University of Illinois’ iVenture Accelerator. Held on Thursday, June 22 at our Chicago office, the program began with a presentation on angel investments by Greg Grove, chair of the firm's Startups & Venture Capital practice. Afterward, the visiting student entrepreneurs participated in breakout sessions with Much Shelist attorneys Craig Bradley, Evan Brown, Brian Crump, Jeff Gansberg, Greg Grove, Rebecca Kanter and Chris Walker. Startups in attendance included:
- Autonomic Energy Systems
- Cut to the Case
- Optivolt Labs
iVenture Accelerator, in partnership with the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), enables student-led startups by providing knowledge, funding and access to world-class university resources and alumni support. Each year, UIUC’s top student startup teams spend the summer finding a product-market fit and building prototypes, pilot programs and key partnerships. Learn more about iVenture Accelerator.