Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy

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TALENT - Total Applied Learning for Entrepreneurs

Pictured above: Winners of the 2017 Power Pitch Finals at IMSA with judges and program leaders (left to right: Sushil Upadhyayula, Pranav Upadhyayula, Ayan Agarwal, Catelyn Rounds, Stephanie Pace Marshall, Julian Kroschke, Jose Torres, Joshua Orr, Nikhil Madugula and Sivam Bhatt)

IMSA TALENT (Total Applied Learning for Entrepreneurs) is an enrichment inquiry learning program helping Illinois middle school and high school students build and launch STEM business ventures.  Interested teens may take advantage of TALENT workshops, mentors, internships, summer camps, pitch competitions and IMSA's membership in 1871, Chicagoland's acclaimed incubator for digital start ups.  In addition to face to face experiences, TALENT offers online mentorships through TALENT Online.

Non-IMSA students may now participate with an IN2 TALENT Membership. Information Here

TALENT supports student entrepreneurship in a context of science, mathematics, engineering and technology (STEM). TALENT provides on-campus, off-campus and virtual learning experiences to stimulate and encourage entrepreneurial projects by IMSA students and other TALENTed Illinois students.
IMSA is an active and vital partner in the 1871 community. Our tech start-ups benefit from the creative contributions of IMSA TALENT students, and we highly value the IMSA brand.
Tenth Annual Power Pitch Competition
Learning by doing
learn entrepreneurship online with a TALENT mentor