Mass Challenege - Effimax Solar advances to the semifinals round of Mass Challenge 2011
Mass Challenge connects entrepreneurs with the resources they need to launch and succeed immediately. Mass Challenge's primary activities include running an annual global startup competition, documenting and organizing key resources, and organizing training and networking events.
Plug and Play - Effimax Solar selected as top twenty team in Plug and Play Startup Camp
The Plug and Play Startup Camp is a 10-week summer program designed to immerse university startups and entrepreneurs into the Silicon Valley environment. Through a combination of structured workshops, speaker series, mentorship sessions as well as active coaching, startup founders will crystallize their ideas and business plans, build out their startup's business model and prototypes as well as present their refined pitches to the venture capital community.
U of I Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership - Effimax Solar participates in Startup Illinois at theWit Hotel in Chicago
Startup Illinois is a fundraising event to support entrepreneurship in Illinois. Guests have the opportunity to interact with some of Illinois' most promising startup companies at the Startup Showcase Cocktail Reception.
Effimax Solar participates in TechMix, sponsored by Singleton Law Firm
TechMix is a community event with appetizers, drinks, networking with fellow tech entrepreneurs, potential collaborators, resource providers and potential funders. Local tech companies display their technologies/products.
BostInnovation - Effimax Solar announced semifinalist for MIT Clean Energy Prize
Established in 2008, the MIT Clean Energy Prize is a venture creation and innovation competition focused specifically on clean energy. To date, over $800,000 has been awarded to winners. Open to other universities, 80 business plan submissions were received this year that represent 47 different universities in the US. 25 semi-finalists were ultimately chosen, and spread over 5 different categories.
The Big Sell - Effimax Solar selected as Top Ten finalist in Big Sell Compeition
The Big Sell was created to offer people with big dreams a great opportunity to put those ideas into action. Every applicant who is selected will have two minutes to sell their idea to some of the best and brightest business minds in Northwest Indiana.
ECE Illinois - Graduate student Yi Chen moves from research to business (Effimax Solar)
ECE graduate student Yi Chen is doing something a little different with his research technology - turning it into a business. Chen's technology is the basis of Effimax Solar, a company created because of Chen's innovative nanotexturing process.
The News Gazette - "Most Fundable Venture" Effimax Solar wins prize money in Cozad New Venture Competition
Two teams from the University of Illinois shared top honors in the 2011 Cozad New Venture Competition this past weekend. Effimax Solar and Contendable each won $4,500 after being judged the "most fundable ventures."
Engineering at Illinois - Effimax Solar wins first place prize at Cozad New Venture Competition
The competition was fierce at the 11th annual V. Dale Cozad New Venture Competition (CNVC). From a new solar cell manufacturing technique to a unique internet competition platform, the range of new ventures pitched during the final round of the competition was anything but boring.
ECE Illinois - Effimax Solar wins first place at Cozad New Venture Competition
The Cozad New Venture Compeition is designed to encourage students, researchers, and community members to create new sustainable businesses in the Champaign-Urbana area. The competition promotes the development of the entrepreneurial character through collaboration among and competition between teams. Finalists and winners have the opportunity to meet with venture capitalists, early stage investors and successful entrepreneurs who served as judges for the semi-final and final rounds.