Catalyze: A Professional Networking Event

Join us tomorrow evening,TUESDAY, MAY 21, FROM 5:30-7PM in the EnterpriseWorks Atrium.

EnterpriseWorks is located at 60 Hazelwood Drive, Champaign.
Parking is free in the lot North of the building- entrance on Oak Street.

Do you want to build your Professional Network with the more than 100 tech companies clustered around Champaign-Urbana? Are you wondering where your career could take you in this thriving tech community? Catalyze: A Professional Networking event is an opportunity to enjoy conversation and build connections in an informal but organized environment. Meet employers located in Research Park and the local CU community that range from Fortune 500 companies to startups.  Join us for this event to grow the C-U tech professional community, welcome newcomers, and build relationships.

We encourage you to bring resumes and business cards. No preregistration required.


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Catalyze Company Information and Map (Click filename to download)



Participating companies not in the booklet:

Artisan Technology Group
Artisan Technology Group provides solutions that allow customers the ability to maintain and extend the life of their critical industrial, commercial and military systems beyond obsolescence. Artisan's experienced engineers and tens of thousands of items ready to ship allow us to offer qualified products with superior service and support.

OPPORTUNITIES AVAILABLE: Electrical Engineering Team Lead; Senior Application Developer | Phil Hearn,

Participating companies in the booklet:

AirScout - Tech Demo
AirScout’s patented aerial thermal imagery and AirScripts™ prescription-generating app put tools directly into the hands of farmers and agronomists, allowing them to identify problems before they can be detected with other imagery formats. Our precision ag technology gives farmers advanced warning of developing crop problems and allows for strategic scouting and action within hours. Accessible both on web and mobile platforms, our high resolution imagery reduces intervention and input costs and maximizes yields and profit. AirScout enables producers to shift from reactive to proactive crop management, solving problems before they appear. AirScout’s founder/president, Brian Sutton, is a 5th generation farmer who has been studying aerial ag imagery for over 30 years. We are currently engaged with growers throughout the Midwest and Great Plains states.

Amdocs is a leading software and services provider to communications and media companies of all sizes, accelerating the industry's dynamic and continuous digital transformation.

Amobee is a technology company that transforms the way brands and agencies make marketing decisions. The Amobee Marketing Platform enables marketers to plan and activate cross channel, programmatic media campaigns using real-time market research, proprietary audience data, advanced analytics, and more than 150 integrated partners, including Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Snapchat and Twitter. Amobee is a wholly owned subsidiary of Singtel, one of the largest communications technology companies in the world which reaches over 640 million mobile subscribers.

ATSP Innovations - Tech Demo

ATSP Innovations has developed a new family of high temperature/high performance polymers called Aromatic Thermosetting coPolyesters. These resins are tailored for use in tribological, adhesive, as well as structural and electronic applications. Our team matches world-class expertise in polymer synthesis and tribology to tackle challenging next-generation applications. We are looking to talk with talented professionals and students with interest in and knowledge of the polymers industry, space exploration/development and the launch industry, composites, manufacturing, etc.

Capital One
Are you a high-performing engineer or data scientist passionate about cutting edge Machine Learning research or applying the latest advances to production projects? Do you enjoy reading and investigating advancements in applied machine learning architectures and solution white papers? Would you like to participate in the creation of publishable advancements in machine learning? Or does the idea of building enterprise-class ML applications that solve real customer problems excite you? At Capital One's Center for Machine Learning & Emerging Tech, you'll be part of an elite team setting the example for machine learning research and applied machine learning.

Cobalt Digital
Headquartered in Champaign-Urbana, IL, Cobalt is one of the world's leading developers and producers of signal conversion gear for the television broadcast market. Our award-winning products have been used in such events as the Super Bowl, the Academy Awards, space shuttle launches, and countless live news and entertainment broadcasts. A privately held company, Cobalt has experienced steady growth since our founding in 1997, and moved into a new facility in December 2010.

EarthSense - Tech Demo
EarthSense is creating advanced machine-learning and robotics products to manage urgent threats to agriculture such as herbicide resistant weeds. TerraSentia-the first ultracompact, autonomous, teachable robot created by EarthSense-is currently being used by leading crop breeders and plant scientists, to obtain unique high-value data about plant traits and health from under the canopy.

Ekey Technology Inc.
Ekey Technology is a location-based marketing company providing consumers with timely and relevant product offers over their mobile devices. Ekey works with retailer product managers to create campaigns which can then be used to deliver location, time, and preference targeted offers to consumers in order to optimize sales.

How would you like to make an impact in national security for our government customers?  Forcepoint has exciting opportunities for several software engineering positions in advanced cyber-related secure software product development for our security-conscious government customers who depend on us every day. You will work with an advanced software engineering team at our Champaign, IL design center in the University of Illinois Research Park to help meet our customers’ most demanding mission needs. Come talk to us!

Forcepoint is transforming cybersecurity by focusing on what matters most: understanding people’s intent as they interact with critical data and intellectual property wherever it resides. Our uncompromising systems enable companies to empower employees with unobstructed access to confidential data while protecting intellectual property and simplifying compliance. Forcepoint supports more than 20,000 organizations worldwide. For more about Forcepoint, visit and follow us on Twitter at @ForcepointSec.

Our goal is to use web and mobile based technology to turn the fire hose of farm related data into actionable insights that allow farmers to make smarter, more efficient decisions.  Granular is a vibrant, growing company backed by Corteva Agriscience.  We are working hard to lead the digital ag movement and enjoy a wide variety of benefits to go along with interesting problems to solve.  Come find out how we live out our company values of Teamwork, Optimism, and Simplicity.

Illinois Rocstar LLC
Illinois Rocstar’s mission is to provide predictive modeling and simulation for industry, science, defense, and security. We seek to support the vision that high-fidelity modeling and simulation will enhance the nation’s security and economic position while minimizing cost and physical risk. Illinois Rocstar works to achieve this through development of advanced multiphysics software, and through application of our—and others—software to solve difficult engineering problems in applications from solid propellant rocket performance to ultra-high-performance-concrete microstructure to materials design. Our focus is to develop high quality open-source and propriety scientific software, and to provide this software on a web-based, scientific simulation platform for running software on both public and private clouds. To that end, we are constantly looking for high-quality scientists, engineers, and technical sales people with the aptitude and desire to work in the field of high performance scientific simulation and computing.

Inprentus is a locally-based, locally-founded scientific equipment manufacturing firm. Inprentus has developed a new method for manufacturing mechanically ruled blazed diffraction gratings for synchrotron, FEL and laser applications, offering high resolving power with blaze angles lower than 1 degree. These new diffraction grating products offer the scientific community a new level of capability to apply to spectrometer, monochromator and laser instrumentation.

LifeFoundry - Tech Demo
LifeFoundry enables micro organisms, as cell factories, to produce value-added chemicals from low-cost renewable feedstockslike corn and sugar cane. To create desired traits in these industrial micro organisms, we leverage our fully-automated robotic platform and proprietary machine learning algorithm to explore the vast number of genomic configurations. LifeFoundry is currently working with Fortune 500 companies to expedite R&D and optimize existing bioproductionprocesses.

Mastery Logistics Systems
At Mastery Logistics Systems our goal is to build the next generation of technologies to allow large brokers, 3PL’s, and shippers to benefit from the progress of technology and connectivity. Our brokerage application targets large, distributed brokerages and 3PL’s, with follow-on shipper TMS available in the future.

Pavlov Media
Pavlov Media offers broadband and television services nationwide. We've been building great networks since 1990. In those days, it was our founder and CEO, Mark Scifres, crawling through attics to wire houses, apartments, dorms and Greek houses. Today, it's a team of over 130 people. And we're not just wiring buildings: we're constantly expanding on a national fiber optic backbone that connects hundreds of MDU communities in more than 40 states. We've built a robust network and we're continuously finding new ways to bring our users Simply Exceptional Connections Nationwide.

PhotoniCare - Tech Demo
PhotoniCare is building a low-cost diagnostic platform that uses light to see through tissue. The first product on this platform will fundamentally change the way physicians manage middle ear infections. With PhotoniCare's TOMi Scope, physicians can now see through the eardrum to directly visualize the middle ear. This technology enables physicians to determine the contents of the middle ear, and thereby assess whether or not their patient needs antibiotics or surgical intervention. PhotoniCare will launch its first product in 2019, while continuing development of additional products on this platform in eye, dental, and consumer health markets.

Petronics makes high-tech health and entertainment products for house pets. Our first product is Mousr, an artificially intelligent robotic mouse that can see and react to a cat's movement, just like real prey.

Pixo started as a social experiment. We're a consulting company in a competitive field, but we don't promise too much or deliver too little. We don't force cutthroat decisions. We don't rely on our staff to work crazy hours. We've operated for nearly 20 years in that manner. Over the years we've worked on many cutting-edge products. Pixo focuses on accelerating the pace of innovation for our clients' engineering projects, ensuring they remain competitive. We are a passionate group of developers, designers, and user experience professionals who stop at nothing to make our clients successful.

Prominic.NET, Inc.
Data Center / Cloud Provider - specializing in managed services currently.  Adding new data center for AI and Big Data workloads.  In search of motivated developers and administrators who love working on challenging scalability problems.

PSYONIC - Tech Demo
PSYONIC makes advanced bionic limbs that are accessible to all people with amputations. Think SpaceXfor bionics. Our first product is an advanced bionic hand. It is the fastest on the market, easy to control, provides touch feedback, and is robust to impacts. It will be covered by insurance companies in the US, with no out-of-pocket costs to users.

Riverbed is enabling the digital transformation of 30,000 of the world's leading companies.  Our purpose: Advancing the Human Experience in the Digital World.  Consistently identified as an employer of choice, Riverbed has the feel of a startup with the strength of market leadership and compelling engagement with emerging technologies.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer, and half of second opinions will differ radically from the first, due to limitations in current diagnostics often resulting in ineffective, inaccurate prognoses. SimBioSys is developing technology for exploring the economy of tumor microenvironments (aka a TumorScope). As a first target, SimBioSys is calibrating the TumorScope for the war on breast cancer. Empowered with an understanding of how a patient's tumor responds to different therapies with quantitative measures of the likelihood of success, doctors can de-risk their decision making, standardize their treatment approach, and provide confidence and certainty to their patients. We are seeking energetic employees with expertise in biology, biophysics, medicine, and software engineering.

Founded by Stephen Wolfram in 1987, Wolfram is one of the world's most respected computer, web, and cloud software companies, as well as a powerhouse of scientific and technical innovation. As a pioneer in computation and computational knowledge, the company has pursued a long-term vision to develop the science, technology, and tools to make computation an ever-more-potent force in today's and tomorrow's world. Do you want to be part of what's next? We're looking for exceptional individuals who are clear-thinking, pragmatic and energetic about getting things done well. Join us in our long-term vision to develop the science, technology and tools of the future.