Recent News

15Jun2016
TENANT: Serra Ventures | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Two Research Park affiliates were highlighted this week for their fundraising teamwork. TrackBill [formerly TrakBill], a 2013 EnterpriseWorks graduate, runs a nationwide state and federal legislative tracking platform. Serra Ventures is an early stage venture capital firm based at Research Park.

10Jun2016
TENANT: Intelliwheels | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Steven Wolfram, founder and CEO of Wolfram Research, toured the EnterpriseWorks building on June 10. Wolfram met with several startups that are tenants at EnterpriseWorks, including IntelliWheels (pictured above Paralympian Josh George).

09Jun2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – SoIL Diagnostics, Inc., an EnterpriseWorks affiliate, will be featured on WILL-AM’s “The 21st” with Niala Boodhoo at 11:30am on June 10. The program runs on PBS AM station 580. The program will include a panel discussion on solving nitrate runoff issues in soil, a problem which SoIL Diagnostics, Inc. is helping solve.

06Jun2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Lori Gold Patterson, the CEO of Pixo, will be honored this week as Parkland College’s Entrepreneur of the Year. Patterson serves as an EIR at Research Park - a role she believes is one of her favorites - a role where she can make an impact on future leaders.

06Jun2016

CHAMPAIGN – Three EnterpriseWorks startups will be amongst 10 companies that will pitch their products and ideas related to cyber security, big data, collaboration technologies and IoT.

23May2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

CHAMPAIGN – Lucas Smith, CEO of BioAnalytics Inc., was spotlighted by the News Gazette’s Paul Wood as a ‘high tech difference maker.’ BioAnalytics Inc. is an affiliate of the EnterpriseWorks startup incubator.

Smith founded BioAnalytics after seeing the need to advance the technology centered on disease indication. With the help of Smith’s freshman year roommate, brother, and grant aid, BioAnalytics has been able to develop new equipment and processes to make indication faster and more efficient.

18May2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
CHAMPAIGN – Fourteen students from the Champaign’s Unit 4 School District form the first Young Entrepreneurship Program. Hosted by Illinois’s Research Park, the program provides students the chance to develop their own startup company.  
06Apr2016
CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

Illinois Treasurer Mike Frerichs has launched the $222 million fund of funds program to provide capital to technology businesses that seek to locate or expand in Illinois. The new Illinois Growth and Innovation Fund website was officially unveiled at a town hall meeting to further share information and provide a way for entrepreneurs to pitch ideas to a wider audience searching for investment potential.

31Mar2016
TENANT: PhotoniCare | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks
Medtech Startup Showdown

Medical Device and Diagnostic Industry (MD+DI) 2016 Medtech Startup Showdown field of 16 includes two startups in residence at EnterpriseWorks: PhonotiCare and BioAnalytics. The contest pits young medical device companies against each other tournament-style and asks readers to choose which ones move on to the next round.It's best to vote via a computer, as the site doesn't work as well via smartphone. 

17Mar2016
TENANT: Intelliwheels | CATEGORY: Enterpriseworks

IntelliWheels, winner of the local Champaign-Urbana InnovateHER competition, pitched its Tinker digital wheelchair configurator as one of the top 10 female-focused innovations in the nation on March 17.

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