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Professional Development Seminar: Startups & Entrepreneurship 101

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Professional Development
Illinois Computer Science
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Mar 10, 2021   5:00 pm  
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Do you dream of having your own startup? Are you curious to know what it would be like to work on a startup and wonder what you can do as a student to prepare? This session will feature current students, alums and faculty who can share their experiences, give you tips that they wish someone had shared with them, and answer your questions.

Speaker Biographies:

Michael Sun

I am the Vice President of Founders – Illinois Entrepreneurs, the premier student run entrepreneurship organization at UIUC. Our mission is to expand and bolster the entrepreneurship ecosystem at UIUC and across the Midwest.  I’m currently a Sophomore majoring in Mathematics and Computer Science with a minor in Applied Statistics.

Amaan Abbas

I am a junior studying finance and supply chain management at the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. I am also a part of The Hoeft Technology and Management Program Class XXVI. I've had a variety of experiences from working at startups, small businesses, and Fortune 500 companies. As president of Founders, I work to grow a community of innovators and entrepreneurs at the University of Illinois and university campuses across the country. 

Asutosh Katyal

Asutosh R Katyal is a tech entrepreneur. He is the Founder & CEO of Cap-tech Technologies which is a venture of Capacite Infraprojects. Before starting Captech, he worked on EPC operations for few years as part of family business Asutosh graduated as a Computer Scientist from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2017.

He believes in finding new ways using technology which can augment and transform existing construction practices globally. Their proprietary digital platform eFORCE is trying to solve the labour shortage, improve worker safety, strengthen risk management, and boost efficiency and productivity of the Indian Construction industry.

Ranjitha Kumar

Ranjitha Kumar is an Associate Professor of Computer Science at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where she leads the Data-Driven Design group. She is also the Chief Research Scientist at UserTesting, a market leader in digital user experience testing. Ranjitha received her PhD from the Computer Science Department at Stanford University in 2014, and was formerly the Chief Scientist at Apropose, Inc., a data-driven design company she founded that was backed by Andreessen Horowitz and New Enterprise Associates.

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