Student Stories

Innovation LLC Student Stories 

Start-Up Success

Former Innovation residents Surpiya and Janna developed the idea for their start-up, Miss Possible, while in the LLC program! See the Miss Possible website to learn about Miss Possible and the origins of their idea.

Cozad Finalists

Three teams with connections to the Innovation Living-Learning Community made it to the finals of the 2014 campus-wide Cozad New Venture Competition, which took place at NCSA as part of the all-day Entrepreneurial Forum event. The finals round of the competition included only 18 teams (out of more than 100 initial entries). The start-up ventures with either current Innovation residents or recent alumni were BABU, Flaming Cactus, and Miss Possible. 

  • BABU won a $1000 prize for Best Undergraduate Team.
  • Miss Possible won space at CoLab in Urbana.
  • Flaming Cactus won space at CoLab in Urbana and the $5000 Lextech Global Services Best Mobile Application Prize.

Congrats to our great teams!

Student Startup Madness Competition

Two student teams from Innovation LLC have received honors in the national Student Startup Madness Competition:
  • Babu advanced to the semi-finals in 2014.
  • FreeSkies is currently competing as one of the initially honored field of 64 teams for the 2014-15 competition after winning a qualifying competition during ThinkChicago in the fall semester.

Student Blog

Check out the Innovation LLC Blog for student perspectives.