54 is a 3-day startup event at UIUC hosted by Founders Illinois Entrepreneurs. The event is aimed towards providing students with resources and mentorship to turn feasible ideas into entrepreneurial designs. Throughout the weekend you will get the opportunity to hear from seasoned entrepreneurs in their experiences, practice your pitching skills, and get advice from mentors with real world entrepreneurial backgrounds. Returning for its eighth year, and in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic, 54 will be held virtually via Zoom on October 9-11, 2020. Applications are open now until September 30!